As the esteemed part of Turquoise Family, it gives the immense pleasure to share a significant development at Turquoise.
Following MB’s participation in Turquoise Yachts since 2014, the legacy founding partners- Mehmet Karabeyoğlu and Necdet Salgür – have decided to take a step back to pursue other personal interests to enjoy life beyond Turquoise and pass the torch to MB Group by graciously stepping down from management and their shareholding.
The legacy of the original founding partners is something they take seriously and it is their humble honour and responsibility to keep performing above expectations of each of the partners and supporters as they move forward with.
They are deeply grateful to them both for the vision with which they guided Turquoise, both prior to and during our joint tenure – their contribution has been in calculable. At this time, it is right and proper that we also honour the memory of the third of the original team, the late Hayati Khamhi.
As they leave us Mehmet reflects on a superyacht building career which has brought the work to Turkey “When we cut the first steel on our very first Turquoise, no one knew the journey would bring us here. The fleet that has left our slipways is a testament not just of those who started the journey with us, but to all of those in our superyacht world who have trusted us time and again”.
Necdet added “I have may have been the quiet one of the trio, but my pride in what we have achieved is loud and noisy as it could possibly be. We built a castle on the sea that will be here for years to come.”
As we will build on the many strengths within the Turquoise Team And are thankful for the privilege of completing our investment in Turquoise, expanding our holdings in the Yacht building industry to complement our strategy of fostering excellence and value generation – for all stakeholders.
There are big shoes to fill. Our management team will be lead by Burak Akgül who joins the Board as Executive Director and Patrik von Sydow continues as our Chief Executive Officer. They will guide our transition- with your close cooperation – moving forward in this new era of Turquoise Yachts. I personally would be most grateful for your continued support and ask that you kindly call upon the management team for any matters regarding Turquoise Yachts.