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Turquoise Yachts appoints new CEO

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Saskia Henn

Several changes in management are pending at Turquoise Yachts, all of which will come into effect during July 2019. The original founder and shareholder of the company Mehmet Karabeyoglu will relinquish his position as Turquoise Yachts CEO and continue as a member of the Board of Directors.

GO motor yacht by Turquoise Yachts in AntiguaPhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesWorking on the board alongside Dr Mohammed al Barwani and a new member of the board: previous COO and CTO of Oceanco: Arie Van Andel, Karabeyoglu will focus on the sales and marketing departments. The new move is part of the shipyard’s plan to expand and increase production.

Turquoise aerialFilling the footsteps of Karabeyoglu as the Turquoise Yachts CEO is Patrik von Sydow, who has previously managed engineering companies specialising in commercial and luxury yachts and automotive manufacturing. “It is my absolute pleasure to welcome Patrik and Arie to our team,’’ commented Karabeyoglu. “Both will be able to contribute greatly to the continuing growth and evolution of Turquoise Yachts.”

Roe in Tuzla Photo: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesAl Barwani added, “We trust this new structure will bring enhanced strength to Turquoise Yachts and we are convinced it will propel the company to the next level.”

The Turkish shipyard is currently building four yachts that will eventually join the Turquoise Yachts fleet of over 30 vessels.

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