Turquoise Yachts (formerly known as Proteksan Turquoise) is a builder of custom power and sailing superyachts. The company was recently purchased by Dr. Mohammed Al Barwani, who in 2010 also bought the Dutch shipyard Oceanco. The company operates two Turkish shipyards in Pendik, Istanbul and Kocaeli.
History of Turquoise Yachts
Turkish luxury yacht builder Proteksan Turquoise was founded in 2001 by Mehmet Karabeyoglu and his late partner Hayati Kahmi in Tuzla, outside Istanbul. The shipyard’s first yachts included Turquoise (now Double Trouble), the first superyacht built in Turkey. The shipyard completed 20 additional superyachts, ranging from 40 to 72 metres, until the time of its acquisition.
Under Dr. Al Barwani, luxury yacht builder Turquoise Yachts will focus on construction of superyachts between 40 and 90 metres.
Notable Turquoise Yachts Builds
Among the superyacht builder’s most recognized yachts are Mosaique, a 50m motor yacht built in 2001 with an exterior designed by Dubois Naval Architects and interior by Donald Starkey / Kristina Ferrand, the 53.4 meter Petara, built in 2002 with exterior design by Tanju Kalayciogluand and interior designed by Celeste Dell’Anna Design and the 33m sailing yacht Simba, designed by Hoek Design and built in 2012.
Specialisations of Turquoise Yachts
Making use of both the space and labour force that a two-yard enterprise offers, Turquoise Yachts plans to deliver superyachts each year. Superyacht builder Turquoise Yachts’ hulls and superstructures are completely customisable, including the stern design, bulwarks and other main styling features.