Published: Monday, 24 July 2017

Istanbul-based shipyard Turquoise Yachts has recently opened its new office in Fort Lauderdale, which will focus on marketing, sales and after sales. Heidi McFarlane, a veteran in the yachting industry since 1995, manages and represents the new office.

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(Photos: Turquoise Yachts - new office in Fort Lauderdale)

Mehmet Karabeyoglu, CEO of Turquoise, said: “We have enjoyed a long history of building superyachts for prominent American clients. We believed the time is right to expand Turquoise’s presence in North and South America." 

The H2-designed 47m motoryacht Razan was recently delivered and is expected to make her US debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017. Several other projects are in build, and next year will witness the delivery of the shipyard’s flagship – a 77m motoryacht.

Turquoise Yachts Opens Office In Fort Lauderdale

(Caitlin Walls, Cristian Schwarzwalder, Heidi McFarlane)

Established in 1997 by Proteksan Yachts Inc. and Turquoise Yacht Construction, the Istanbul-based company has launched over 20 superyachts ranging from 40-72m. In 2014, MB Holding Company became the majority shareholder and the name of the company was simplified to Turquoise Yachts.

Mehmet Karabeyoglu, one of the founders of the company, remains as CEO. In addition to its new office in Fort Lauderdale, Turquoise also has a sales, marketing, and after sales office in Monaco.