Although best known for its production of big powerful escort and terminal tugs used worldwide, Sanmar also has a broad portfolio of designs covering all aspects of harbour and towing work and sizes of craft. Less well known but rapidly gaining an international reputation is the compact but powerful for its size Yenicay series of [...]
Sanmar’s first VSP (Voith Schneider Propeller) tug, of the new VectRA 3000 series, named Arie A has been constructed for Italian operator Tripmare Spa of Trieste. The vessel has been delivered by a Redwise crew to Ashdod Port, located some 40 kilometers south of Tel Aviv where it will operate. Particular care [...]
Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey is in the process of shipping a Robert Allan Limited designed Rascal Class ASD tugboat to Port Otago Limited (POL) in New Zealand. The new tugboat is called Arihi, the name having been chosen in consultation with the local Rununga (Maori council). The boat measures 18m long, has a bollard pull [...]
The 53rd Annual Meeting of the European Tugowners Association – ETA 2016 was held in Edinburgh, Scotland from 11th of May to the 13th of May. In store for this important event hosted under the auspices of full member SVITZER was a combination of an enchanting city rich in culture and history, an interesting and thought provoking conference [...]
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In March 2015, Sanmar signed a contract with the Port of Fujairah for the construction of three 70 tonne bollard pull RAmparts 2400SX tugs. The ceremony took place in Fujairah in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Saleh Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Chairman, Department of Industry and Economy, Government of Fujairah. The first vessel M/T [...]
VectRA 3000 series designed by Robert Allan Ltd. and developed exclusively for Sanmar. This design contains many innovative ideas from both the builder and designer aimed at developing a cost-effective VSP tug for the world market. This specific build is being constructed for Italian tug operator Tripmare S.p.a.
It was in the year 1976 that Orhan Gürün, today’s company chairman, together with his brother in-law, the late Gökçen Seven, incorporated Sanmar Denizcilik. Now celebrating its 40th Anniversary, Sanmar has developed into a major force on two fronts – firstly as an efficient and much respected tugboat operator and secondly as a world renowned [...]
Danish towage specialist Svitzer has ordered two additional ASD tugs from Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey to service the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project in Darwin, Australia. Delivery of the two newbuilds is scheduled for 2017 when they will join the two existing vessels in assisting LNG, LPG and condensate carriers at the port of Darwin.
These vessels have successfully responded to the demands of customers looking for 30m - 32m tugbboats. But in time, due to the changing demands of customers, we have felt the need for a new 32m design, under 500GRT, with 80-90 tonnes BP, and started developing it.