Turquoise is a high-end inventive and eminently capable complete custom builder. Renowned for our build and engineering quality, awarded for design, exterior and interior finish, Turquoise is placed amongst the top European luxury yacht manufacturers.
Turquoise Yachts collaborates with many world-renowned designers as well as having our own talented in-house naval architecture, design team and an experienced team of 150 artisanal craftsmen specialising in the highest level of joinery in the entirely custom ultra-luxurious interiors, the signature of Turquoise Yachts.
With its headquarters in Istanbul, the gateway to the eastern Mediterranean, Turquoise Yachts’ hulls and superstructures are all built and engineered in our own two shipyards capable of building hulls to 120m, to suit the particular customers’ requirements. The Istanbul facility is an impressive 25,000 sqm of landscaped property capable of accommodating 8 yachts of up to 85m simultaneously. We work closely with many OEMs such as MTU, Caterpillar, Raytheon utilising their best in class equipment to install into Turquoise yachts.
Turquoise has also carried out major refit work on many vessels, one of 95m and offers planned maintenance, emergency and refit work on vessels up to 120m, expertly handling anything from small tasks to complete rebuilds.
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. 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 focussing on the construction of superyachts between 40 and 90 metres.