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Talking Turkey

Turkish builders have an increasing profile in building commercial craft across the whole range of categories and have chosen Seawork as the best way to show their abilities.

Latest Turkish exhibitors to sign up for Seawork include:

Izmir Shipyard

Established in 1996, Izmir Shipyard AÅž is a specialist builder of small to medium size HDPE and aluminium workboats, utility craft and patrol boats. The company is located on the NW of the Gulf of Izmir.

Its production focus is on the most environmentally friendly technologies possible, investing heavily in the ability to process thermoplastic HDPE materials which are 100% recyclable. It combines aluminium processing expertise with thermoplastic processing skills with proven results, having built more than 50 vessels on the seas around the globe. Projects have included patrol boats, RHIBs, small dredgers and barges.

Almar Shipbuilding

Tuzla-based Almar was established in June 2006 and is a builder of workboats, Pilot Boats, Tugboats, Mooring Boats, Modular Barges and other floating plant. It has significant capacity within its 23000sqm yard includes two 5300sqm production halls. Two environmentally friendly, enclosed and conditioned paint halls for shot blasting and painting with heat, moisture and dust control systems result in extremely durable finishes. It has significant open storage and convenient road access. Examples of current projects include - 11m Rubbish Collection Boat, 12m Tugboat, 14m barge, Line Handling Tug, 19m Pilot Boat and a 22mx12mx2.2m Self Propelled, Modular Dredger Barge.

ARES Shipyard

ARES design and build Military and Commercial Marine Craft, patrol boats, naval craft, utility/support vessels and passenger craft, delivered to a variety of government agencies and private institutions around the world. ARES has grown over 13 years to become Turkey’s fastest-growing company and its largest exporter of vessels in these categories. It uses cutting edge technology, materials and design, fast delivery and procurement programs with full participation in decision-making and design processes with their personnel and stakeholders.


The company is a well-known builder of state-of-the-art tugs and workboats alongside a range of high-performance tailor-made vessels from ASD, Twin Screw, Voith, and Pusher Tugs to Offshore Support Vessels, Line Handlers and Pilot Boats. With a focus on productivity, sustainability and the adoption of modern technologies, Uzmar has an unmatched record for on-time delivery and provides full lifetime support. It has experience in building complex vessels in innovatively designed building areas for new constructions and repairs with high-end equipment to meet the most demanding requirements. Uzmar maintains its quality, environmental and occupational health and safety standards with Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance certifications of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

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