Since 2008, Özata Shipyard has made a name for itself with sophisticated shipbuilding projects, particularly in the construction of high-tech vessels. The shipyard has now intensified its efforts to establish itself as a brand in yacht refit projects.

Having successfully progressed towards its goal of undertaking sophisticated shipbuilding projects since 2008, which include the construction of self-righting search and rescue boats and Turkey’s first-ever carbon composite-hulled catamaran passenger vessels, Özata Shipyard is now working to make a name for itself in a new segment to enhance Turkey’s reputation.

Considering the cost difference between Turkish shipyards and those in Europe in yacht refit projects, and evaluating the competitive conditions in the market for refit operations, especially those of low volume and size currently taking place in Turkey, Özata Shipyard initiated efforts to become a brand in yacht refit as of April last year.

In this context, the shipyard signed an agreement with a British company to carry out its first project. An AKHIR 128 motor yacht, built in 2001 at Cantieri di Pisa Shipyard in Italy, was taken into maintenance at Özata Shipyard located in the Yalova Altınova Shipyards Zone in April.

On the other part, it has been learned that Özata Shipyard will continue with refit projects, and by the end of the year, it will commence the refit project of a 38m yacht, also of Italian design and manufacture.


In a total period of 75 days, comprehensive renovations were completed, including the manufacturing and installation of two composite curtains for new constructions. The overhaul of the entire engine room layout, detailed maintenance of main engines and propulsion systems, renewal and integration of the propulsion system automation, extensive replacement of piping systems, renewal and detailed maintenance of two main generator alternators, integration of a new harbour generator into the vessel, replacement of all electrical cable equipment in the engine room and living quarters, re-production of the main electrical panel and all distribution panels, revisions of navigation and communication electronic systems, revision of the bridge console, removal and maintenance of all pumps and valves, removal of all insulation in the engine room and living quarters followed by re-equipping with new and lightweight materials, furniture revisions, application of polish and varnish, removal of living quarter wall panels, covering with fabric, and their reassembly, renewal of floor coverings has been learned completed and delivered.



Builder: Cantieri di Pisa

Year of Construction: 2001

Overall Length: 37.43m

Beam: 7.40m

Draft: 3.70m

Gross Tonnage (GRT): 255

Net Tonnage: 76

Main Engine Power& Brand: 4480 kW, MTU

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