A Leader In The Tug Business For 40 Years

Sanmar has been producing tugboats and providing services for numerous countries around the world for four decades. The company celebrates its 40th year anniversary in 2016. More than 170 tugboats benefiting from all this wealth of experience are presently in operation on international seas. Sanmar builds vessels at its two custom-built, state-of-the-art yards located in Turkey’s shipbuilding heartland. It delivered 17 tugboats in 2014 and thanks to the new shipyard in Altınova, 27 in 2015 and 26 in 2016.

Recent News

Six vessel order completed

Delivery of Svitzer Avon to the Port of Bristol in the UK signals the completion of Sanmar's six boat build contract as part of Svitzer's tugboat replenishment programme known as the Silver Bullet Project. The [...]

Superman on the way – UK operator extends Turkish built fleet

By purchasing a brand new tug from Sanmar Shipyards, experienced UK operator, SMS Towage, has taken delivery of its seventh ASD tug built by Turkey’s leading tug builder. The new tug is named Superman continuing [...]

Sanmar to Build First Harbour Tugs With 90 Tonnes of Bollard Pull Using MTU Engines

Sanmar will build the first harbour tugs with 90 tonnes of bollard pull using MTU engines from Rolls-Royce Sanmar Built Robert Allen / Rastar 2900sx tug Rolls-Royce and Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey [...]

World’s first remotely operated commercial vessel built by Sanmar

Rolls-Royce and global towage operator Svitzer have successfully demonstrated the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. Earlier this year, one of Svitzer´s tugs, the 28m long Svitzer Hermod, built in Turkey [...]

To significantly increase the size and type of vessels it can build, Sanmar has built a new full facility shipyard at Altinova.

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HSE & Quality Management

We believe that permanent Customer Satisfaction leads to excellent work results. Sanmar sees the sustainability of production & verification processes and quality management have made possible the international success.

HSE Quality

  • Integrated Management System in “Ship Building & Tugboat Services”
  • The “Quality Everywhere” principle
  • Being “Role Model” in the sector
  • Comply with international regulations, classification rules
  • Comply with local laws and legislations
  • Producing the vessels in totally covered halls
  • Modern Design capabilities
  • Shipyards with the latest technology
  • Dynamic organizational power
  • Improving safety culture
  • Environment friendly shipyards
  • Medical Surveillance by HSE Appointed Doctors

Tug Boats

Tugboats

Sanmar builds tugs, workboats and pilot boats, operates tugboats and provides pilotage services. Our company has accomplished world-class projects in the field of tugboat building and plays an important role in both national and international markets. The tugs and workboats that Sanmar operates are constructed in the company’s own shipyards.

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Towage

Our company, Sanmar is dedicated to reach the highest standards in the fields of towage and pilotage services. We are the oldest tug boat company in the Turkish private sector. We have a strong fleet with an average age of less than 2 years. As a result of having up-to-date equipment and well-trained and experienced crew, Sanmar is able to provide variety of services in various Turkish ports and coastlines.

Shipyards

Shipyards

In the Sanmar shipyards, we produce excellence using our years of experience and utilize state-of-the-art technologies and innovation. We have been successfully building tugs in our custom-built Tuzla shipyard since 2011. To broaden Sanmar’s portfolio further and to meet increasing demand, we have built our second shipyard yard at Altınova, Yalova.