Turquoise Yachts is a custom superyacht builder based in Istanbul, the gateway to the Eastern Mediterranean. Inventive and eminently capable, Turquoise is among the top European luxury superyacht manufacturers. Its builds are globally recognised for their first-class quality, precise engineering, and artisanal interiors.
Turquoise Yachts collaborates with world-renowned designers while having a 35+ strong in-house naval architecture and design team. Also in-house is a team of 150 artisanal craftsmen specialising in the highest level of joinery in the entirely custom ultra-luxurious interiors, the signature of Turquoise Yachts. We work closely with many OEMs such as MTU, Caterpillar and Raytheon, utilising their best in class equipment to install into Turquoise Yachts. In 2020 we became the world's first superyacht shipyard to own a spray fairing machine, shaving weeks off the fairing process.
Turquoise Yachts' hulls and superstructures are built and engineered in our own two shipyards capable of building hulls to 120m. The Istanbul facility is an impressive 25,000 sqm of green, floral landscaped property capable of accommodating 8 yachts of up to 85m simultaneously. Turquoise builds both fully custom and on-spec. As of the time of writing Turquoise has 6 yachts under construction, 5 of them sold and Rainbow II being built on-spec, totaling 503 meters.
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 Turkish superyacht. The shipyard completed 20 additional superyachts, ranging from 40 to 72 metres, until its acquisition by Dr Mohammed Al Barwani, who in 2010 also bought the Dutch shipyard Oceanco. Since the acquisition, the company has continued to grow tremendously. The company operates two Turkish shipyards in Istanbul and Kocaeli, focusing on the construction of superyachts between 50 and 100 metres.
Notable Turquoise Yachts Builds
Among Turquoise's most recognised yachts are 77m GO (Interior & Exterior Design by H2), 56m BLUE II (Exterior and Interior Design by Hoek Design) and 72m Quantum of Solace (Interior & Exterior Design by H2).
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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.