About Dunya Yachts

‘Dunya’ – the Turkish word for ‘world’, perfectly encapsulates our philosophy and global outlook.

With state-of-the-art facilities, engineering expertise, skilled craftsman and strong financial backing, we  ensure that whether building a new yacht or refitting an existing boat, we deliver. The results mark us out as not only the finest shipyard in Turkey but one which measures up on the world stage.

Our Vision

The founding principle which we adhere to across all our business dealings is simple  ̶  the customer is at the heart of everything.

A passion for building, managing a project from early discussions to final delivery, and an ingrained desire to exceed expectations, will ensure our customers always leave delighted with the experience.

The Dunya Yachts Story

The waterfront site where the current shipyard sits has been in the Ergun family since the 1950’s. Originally the setting of their holiday home, the family took the opportunity to develop it into the Ursa Shipyard in 1983 after the area was rezoned in a government move to shift the growing commercial shipping industry out of the city centre.

In 2005, the current President, Sedat Ergun, took over the reins of the company and transformed the shipyard into the advanced technology facility it is today, dedicated to the construction and refit of the world’s finest superyachts. At the same time a new brand, Dunya Yachts, was born to compete with leading northern European shipyards in the construction of large yachts. Since modernisation, the yard has completed the build of the universally acclaimed 73m yacht Axioma and over the last 10 years established itself as the centre for refits for large yachts in Turkey with works completed to more than 25 yachts up to 72m in length.

About the Founder
Sedat Ergun is the founder, owner and president of Dunya Yachts. Born in Turkey, he spent most of his formative years studying in the US.

After completing his education, he spent time working as a project manager at a large construction company specialising in enterprise resource planning before returning to Turkey in 2005, where he applied his experience to yacht building. He was the driving force behind the multi-award-winning 73m Dunya Yachts built Axioma, widely acknowledged as the finest yacht to ever come out of Turkey.

The waterfront site where the current shipyard sits has been in the Ergun family since the 1950’s. Originally the setting of their holiday home, the family took the opportunity to develop it into the Ursa Shipyard in 1983 after the area was rezoned in a government move to shift the growing commercial shipping industry out of the city centre.

In 2005, the current President, Sedat Ergun, took over the reins of the company and transformed the shipyard into the advanced technology facility it is today, dedicated to the construction and refit of the world’s finest superyachts. At the same time a new brand, Dunya Yachts, was born to compete with leading northern European shipyards in the construction of large yachts. Since modernisation, the yard has completed the build of the universally acclaimed 73m yacht Axioma and over the last 10 years established itself as the centre for refits for large yachts in Turkey with works completed to more than 25 yachts up to 72m in length.

About the Founder
Sedat Ergun is the founder, owner and president of Dunya Yachts. Born in Turkey, he spent most of his formative years studying in the US.

After completing his education, he spent time working as a project manager at a large construction company specialising in enterprise resource planning before returning to Turkey in 2005, where he applied his experience to yacht building. He was the driving force behind the multi-award-winning 73m Dunya Yachts built Axioma, widely acknowledged as the finest yacht to ever come out of Turkey.

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Güzelyalı Mah. Sahil Bulvarı Yeşilzeytin Sok. No: 6, A-1,
Pendik, 34903, Istanbul, Turkey.

Tel: + 90 216 493 18 55
Fax: + 90 216 392 85 66
Email: info@dunyayachts.com