A Leader In The Tug Business For Almost 40 Years

Sanmar has been producing tugboats and providing services for numerous countries around the world for nearly four decades. More than 130 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 now, following recent expansion, has the capacity to complete the construction of many more.

Recent News

  • Ali Gurun Congress presentation

Sanmar Hosted Robert G Allan

November 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Some 200 delegates from all around Turkey attended the Pilotage & Towage Services Technologies Congress held recently at the Hilton Hotel in Izmir. The event was supported by Sanmar as a 'gold' sponsor. Ali Gurun, Projects Director of Sanmar also presented a paper about [...]


Container Terminal Asyaport Starts Work With New ASDs

October 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Operations have begun at Asyaport, a new greenfield container terminal located in Barbaros/Tekirdağ, Turkey. Built by Asya Port Liman A.S, a joint venture between Global Terminal Limited, part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) group, […]


Operator Acquires One More Of The Same

October 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Experienced UK operator, SMS Towage, has taken delivery of its fifth ASD tug built by Sanmar in Turkey. All are identical Ulupinar RAmparts class designs by Robert Allan Ltd of Vancouver, Canada. Formerly operating in […]

  • Svitzer Amstel Tugboat

Sanmar Built “M/T Svitzer Amstel” Ready to Join Svitzer’s Fleet

September 16th, 2015|0 Comments

M/T Svitzer Amstel (Boğaçay XII), constructed at Sanmar Shipyard Tuzla, is headed to join Svitzer’s fleet at the Port of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Designed by distinguished Canadian naval architects, Robert Allan Ltd, the relatively new exclusive […]

We are growing to meet the increasing demand by opening our second shipyard.

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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


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.



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.



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.