By Bahar Öztürk

Admiral and Tecnomar, part of the Italian Sea Group, have signed an agreement with H2O Marine to represent the brands in Turkey.

Admiral has been producing yachts since 1966 and currently builds vessels up to 100m in length. Tecnomar has been producing yachts since 1987 and builds yachts up to 50m.

Yagmur Atacan, founder of H2O Marine, says that Turkey sells around six megayachts on average each year – a number that is rising.

The Italian Sea Group operates from a 100,000sq m site in Marina di Carrara. It has 18 production sheds, a floating barge for yachts of up to 90m, a 500m dock and 200m dry dock.

At the end of 2012, the group entered the large commercial ship market through the acquisition of Nuovi Cantieri Apuania (NCA).