Desan Shipyard
+90 (216) 395 20 25


Our prime location in the heart of Turkey combined with our highly reliable, responsible, hardworking and multi-skilled team makes us a dynamic player in the ship building and ship repair field. Well-equipped workshops and a team of experts with many years of shipping experience allow Desan Shipyard to offer the best solutions and excellent professional ship care service to ship owners. All works are performed according to the rules and standards of all major International Classification Societies and National Maritime Authorities. We value the latest technology, innovation, customer satisfaction, superior quality, best price, careful planning, punctual delivery time and priority to safety.

Our vision is to become the best ship repair and maintenance shipyard in our region with ultimate attention paid to quality and safety with great respect to the environment while exceeding our customers’ needs. In addition we strive to become one of the significant yards of the world in specialized vessel new building programs for commercial and also navy platforms.

Our mission is to work hard and efficiently within strict time limits and with respect for quality and safety within the holdings corporate culture in order to reach our vision.


Kaptanoglu is one of the oldest ship-owners in Turkey with hundred years of maritime experience and tradition. Shipping arm is one of the leading bulker and tanker management group in the region and owner of very efficient ship repair and maintenance / ship building yard in Turkey.

Founder of the Kaptanoglu Group, Hacı Ismail Kaptanoglu is also the founder of Ship Owners’ Association and led the Presidency until he was deceased. Representing the next generation, Mr. Gunduz Kaptanoğlu has been the President of same organization for over 15 years. Owner and Chairman of the Kaptanoğlu Shipping Group, Mr. Cengiz Kaptanoglu has played a key role in setting up the Turkish Shipping Chamber and has served 12 years as Chairman of the Board as well as become member of the Parliament between the years 2002 and 2007. The group is also very well integrated with international markets and has strong relations with Charterers, Oil Majors etc. Shipyard has representing agency agreements all over the world and also has its own office in Athens, Greece.

Now the third generation Kaptanoglu family take crucial roles in the Turkish shipping community as well as international shipping community. Mr. Cenk Ismail Kaptanoglu leads shipyard and shipping business for the family and Ms. Sadan Kaptanoglu acting vice president of chamber of shipping of Turkey and also she will become the president of BIMCO ( in year 2019 for 2 years of service.