Mishi Yachts: new brand of sailing yachts from Turkey

Turkish Yonca Shipyard, which is a major defence contractor specializing in manufacturing performance composite vessels, launches Mishi Yachts brand
April 23 2024 • by Olga Selezneva 2 minutes to read
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Yonca Shipyard

Yonca Shipyard is based in Tuzla, near Istanbul 

Founded in 1986, this shipyard is capable of building of steel, aluminium and even wood, but its specialty is high-speed composite vessels: fast intervention craft and special operations and patrol boats for the defence and law enforcement sector.

Yonca boats are famous not only for their impressive top speeds of 40 to 80 knots, but also for their robustness and excellent seaworthiness. Now this successful Turkish shipbuilding company is eyeing the leisure marine market. 

“Yonca is exceedingly well-known in defence,” says Chairman and founder Şakir Yılmaztürk. “But we are branching out in the leisure sector. We are taking the skills and capabilities honed over 36 years and bringing it to superyachting in a new venture we have named Mishi Yachts. Our debut designs are for an 88ft and a 102ft luxury sailing yachts.”

Chairman and founder of Yonca Shipyard Şakir Yılmaztürk
Chairman and founder of Yonca Shipyard Şakir Yılmaztürk

To survive in the demanding defence world it takes exceptional engineering and design capabilities: 180 skilled craftsmen and boatbuilders are very experienced in carbon and glass-fibre composite work.

Yonca Shipyard
Yonca Shipyard

Modern production facilities with an area of about 44000 square metres allow it to created vessels of up to 160 ft long. The shipyard is capable of making 20 naval and 20 leisure yachts a year. 

Yonca’s capacity to design and build complex moulds and produce flawless composite work is one of its key selling points
Yonca’s capacity to design and build complex moulds and produce flawless composite work is one of its key selling points

Yonca Shipyard has been working with famous naval architects and designers for a long time to ensure the highest standards of performance and interior finishes. The first 88 ft sailing yacht under Mishi Yachts brand has already been launched. 

The first 88-foot sailing yacht under the Mishi Yachts brand has already been launched
The first 88-foot sailing yacht under the Mishi Yachts brand has already been launched
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