Uzmar Shipyard

Founded in 1972, Uzmar was the first private company to provide pilotage and towage services at private ports and harbours in Turkey.

The company started building tugs and other workboats in 1993, first for its own requirements, then later for international markets using state-of-the-art designs from Vancouver, Canada-based naval architects Robert Allan Ltd. Uzmar opened its modern shipbuilding facility in the Kocaeli free zone near Istanbul in 2005. Its successful and ongoing use of advanced modular building systems has led to the facility being referred to as Uzmar Workboat and Tug Factory. The company, which now employs 400 people and assists around 7,500 ship movements at ports each year, builds an average of 12 tugs and workboats a year. It recently celebrated building its 150th vessel.


Uzmar Gemi Insa San. Ve Tic. A.S.
Kocaeli Serbest Bolges
Izmit - Kocaeli