The 1970s saw a change of winds for Turkish yacht building. Traditionally focused on wooden Gulets, Proteksan’s 32-meter Motivator was the first-ever Turkish steel and aluminium motor yacht. Up until today, these are the only materials we use in construction, and its an understatement to say we’re experts in them.
32m Motivator was followed by a number of larger projects including 41m Texas and 44m Galaxy Star, further cementing Proteksan’s status as a veteran superyacht builder.
Galaxy Star resim altyazısı “Galaxy Star was equipped with a stern garage that would house a Rolls-Royce when in Europe and a Chrysler when stateside.”
In 1997 Proteksan joined forces with another leader of the Turkish yacht building industry: Turquoise Yachts. The combining of experience and know-how immediately took the final products to a new level, and 50m M/Y Mosaique was heralded as Turkey’s first world-class superyacht. The first of many.
From 2000-2014, Turquoise Yachts delivered 17 yachts, including iconic yachts Quantum of Solace, Turquoise and Talisman C.
After acquiring Dutch builder Oceanco in 2010, MB Holding acquired a majority stake in Proteksan-Turquoise, renaming the brand Turquoise Yachts.
We are going from strength to strength, with several megayachts all above 60 meters currently in build and more under project development. The company continues to grow, adding new yachts with all sorts of innovations and developments to its fleet every year.