Barka Shipyard launches 39m Don Chris
By Maarten Janssen
Boat Building is a tradition in Bodrum and it is as old as the town, going back at least 2500 years ago. In Bodrum they have kept the tradition by capturing the traditional boat building skills and with training, local shipyards have become some of the best in Turkey today, building traditional wooden and steel motorsailors.
Barka Shipyard offers 6.500 square meters of seafront area, of which 1800 square meters is covered and heated, New construction, refit & maintenance works can be carried out on any type of vessel up to 50 meters with a maximum beam of 13 meters.
The most recent launch by this Turkish builder, is the 39m Don Chris. The 180t Don Chris is a steel hulled traditional gulet. Don Chris was launched on October 7th. Barka Shipyard is fully capable of constructing all type of wooden, steel and fiber yachts with the highest of specifications.