The Sea is Our Passion

YATED - Turkish Yacht and Boat Industry Association - was founded on 14 February 2000 in Istanbul by volunteers in marine industry with the name of DENTUR.

YATED represents the Turkish manufacturers, importers, retailers and distributors of sailboats, motor boats, marine engines, marine equipment and accessories as well as service providers to the sector. As of December 2021, the number of Corporate members is 243 and total is 290.

YATED is ‘the voice of the Turkish Marine Industry’.


Name Change in DENTUR

In the General Assembly of DENTUR – Turkish Marine Industry Association -, the name of the association was unanimously changed to YATED – Turkish Yacht and Boat Industry Association.

DENTUR, one of the largest Civil Society Organizations of the Marine Industry, which was established in 2000, discussed the name change project that it had taken on the agenda for the last 2 years within the scope of the Ordinary General Assembly of 25 February 2020 and unanimously decided to change the name.

For the necessary regulation amendments, Republic of Turkey Governorship of Istanbul Provincial Civil Society Relations has approved and thus the application made to the Directorate became legal on 27 April 2020.

The need to change the name was shared with all members before the general assembly and comments, opinions and suggestions were received. Almost 251 valuable DENTUR legal entities and corporate members will continue with the same membership terms as YATED MEMBERS instead of DENTUR after this decision.

Speaking at the General Assembly about the name change request and need, Association President Alpaslan SİRKECİOĞLU used the following statements regarding the change proposal and its rationale:

‘As the name of DENTUR was mixed with another brand whose name was also DENTUR and the same problem was experienced in all the sectoral activities, the need for replacement occurred and was included in the association management agenda. Therefore; as one of the biggest NGOs representing the Marine Industry; to become prominent by representing our sector faster and by doing the necessary studies; we believe that the name DENTUR should be changed in order to protect its interests. Of course, marine development is among our fields of activity and we will continue our activities in this direction. Because the development of marine culture and love is the main source of the development of our industry. It is a fact that the main purpose of our association is to “improve our sector and protect its interests”.
After all, we are the voice of our Industry. From now on, we will continue to act as the voice of Turkish Marine Industry under our new name 'YATED'-Turkish Yacht and Boat Industry Association.

YATED FUARCILIK & ED FUARCILIK will act as Strategic Partners for BOSPHORUS BOAT SHOW Fairs which will be organized on sea and land

Yacht and Boat Industry Association (YATED), with around 300 members, is the largest and most valuable milestones of the Marine Industry since 2000 -YATED- and one of the largest NGOs in the sector. YATED is also a full member of ICOMIA, the International Council of Maritime Industry Associations established in 40 countries in the world.

YATED is 100% sole owner of YATED Fuarcılık A.Ş., with the decision taken at the YATED General Assembly held in 2020 within the scope of ‘organise our own fair' project, which is among its targets. In this context, Yated Fuarcılık A.Ş. has completed all the necessary bureaucratic procedures and completed the applications before TOBB and took the ownership of the Fairs Authorization Certificate.

Yated Fuarcılık A.Ş. is planning to organize fairs in Istanbul and other cities in Turkey, both on land and at sea, under the name of 'Bosphorus Boat Show', the Trade Fair Brand registered under the name of YATED.

Marine Vehicles, Equipment and Accessories, Marinas, NGOs related to the sector and sectoral media will take place as participants at the Bosphorus Boat Show Fairs and will be opened to the visits of sea lovers.

YATED -Yacht and Boat Industry Association-, which defends the rights of its members on one hand and is proud of being a part of successful organizations on the other hand, with the Boat Show fairs that it has attended and supported as a sector representative for years, is a large, successful and effective NGO that will highlight the rights and benefits of the sector in line with its target. YATED FUARCILIK A.Ş. which was established in November 2022 aims to perform under the name of Bosphorus Boat Show under its roof.

YATED Fuarcılık A.Ş. and ED Fairs Ltd. Sti. will act as Strategic Partners in organising both the “Bosphorus Boat Show / Sea” and also the “Bosphorus Boat Show / Land” fairs that will be held entirely by YATED Fuarcılık A.Ş.




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Opening Speech of Alpaslan Sirkecioğlu, president of YATED - +


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