RMK Marine launches 'Nazenin V'...

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RMK Marine launches 'Nazenin V'...

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Built for highly experienced yachtsman and yard owner Rahmi M Koç, one of Turkey’s wealthiest industrialists and whose initials provided the Tuzla, near Istanbul-based yard with its name, this aluminium Sparkman & Stephens-designed 52m flybridge ketch is currently undergoing her sea-trials.

JULY 2009

The interior was conceived by Redman Whiteley Dixon and is traditionally panelled in teak with sycamore inlays.
Interestingly the owners’ accommodation is located amidships; although unusual, that's actually the most comfortable berth position when cruising in any kind of a sea.
RMK has a busy order book with a Ron Holland-designed 45m (148ft) motoryacht under construction, as well as the first of the Dubois-drawn 30m (100ft) Oyster 100 and 38m (115ft) Oyster 125 sailing yachts.
Directly and indirectly the 100,000 square-metre (1,076,000 square-feet) RMK Marine yard in Tuzla remains one of the major superyacht players in the country. This serious big-ship builder and repair/maintenance facility not only builds its own yachts, but also leases out facilities to various other builders and yacht maintenance and refit operations. Currently 90 per cent of its considerable activities are ship related. Yachting activity, including refit and repair projects, accounts for just 10 per cent or so.
RMK Marine was acquired in the late ‘90s by the Koç Group of companies, actually one of the biggest industrial holdings groups in Turkey; the site was previously the old PKM Shipyard. The Koç Group among its many industrial interests owns several Ford car and commercial vehicle plants for instance. Indeed the Koç Group is said to account for a double digit per cent of the country’s GDP. Not surprisingly RMK Marine claim’s to be the most secure financially of any Turkish yacht.
Although its capacity for new yacht building at the yard is probably around 80m (262ft), which is the length of RMK Marine’s biggest shed, most of its yacht projects are between 30—55m (100—180ft). But then outdoors on its massive slips, it can build considerably bigger ships.

For more, www.rmkmarine.com.

© Phil Draper