Established in 1996, Izmir Shipyard is a boutique shipyard on the NW side of the Gulf of Izmir, Turkey.

We are not only capable but also fairly experienced in processing marine grade aluminium, HDPE and GRP or their combination; all at class society level. 

We try to focus on new buildings of medium size professional boats.

We arguably make a difference with our multi material processing skills, fast delivery lead times, in-stock-boats along with our in-house-design office.  

Our customers are mostly governmental, commercial and law enforcement authorities. They are from maritime and defence industries around the globe. Our order book mostly consists of patrol boats, interceptors, purpose built workboats & supply vessels, rescue and emergency response vessels, predominantly planning type.

Izmir Shipyard is now run by the second generation; yet our founder Mr. Nazif İnam is still at the helm.

Our vision has always been to invest in proper engineering, highly skilled labor and improved quality.

Besides we truly love the sea and do seek for innovation!


Boats for Professionals

We are proud to deliver innovative and efficient solutions for our professional customers all around the world. 

You dream, We build!


HPDE -High Density Polyetylene- is a strong and robust material deviated from petrol. Unlike other polyetylenes, HDPE is heavy and firm. Approximately, 1.75 kg petrol is used to produce 1 kg HDPE raw material. HDPE is lighter then water and together with its durability it becomes a preferred material for marine manufacturing purposes. HDPE boats can be shaped by molding and extrusion methods. It can be processed in workshops and can be welded with special methods. It is difficult to combine with adhesives.

HDPE is a very strong material with a density between 150.000 and 400.000. Its resistant to water and chemicals. HDPE’s mechanical composition is extremely strong on impact and tension. Normally the tension resistance is like 225-350 kgf/cm2 and heat resistance is above 100 OC. HDPE is widely used in pressure pipes, gas distribution pipes, liquid containers, machine and home appliance parts and in insulation. Lately, because of its resistance to water, it is also used in tank and boat manufacturing.

100% Recyclable

HDPE Boats are environmentally friendly and 100 % recyclable. HDPE boats can be remelted and reshaped for reuse.


HDPE is not a breakable material. Its very dense, and its tension crack resistance and crack running resistance are high, the impacts remain minimum damage. HDPE boats are almost indestructible.

Maintenance Free

HDPE is a thermoplastic material and it is not corrosive unlike conventional materials. HDPE Boats require almost no maintenance. There is no need for anti-foiling, painting, wintering, dry docking etc.


HDPE is a very safe material and it is lighter than water, and HDPE Boats are literally non-sinkable. HDPE Boats also provide extra fenders around the hull of the boat that procure extra safety and protection.


HDPE is not a corrosive material. Oxygen, salt and water have no effect on HDPE.

No Antifouling

HDPE hull does not need any antifouling paint and it does not pose any toxic pollution to the nature. HDPE material provides low operation cost.

High Impact Resistance

HDPE is not a rigid material, therefore; HDPE Boats are very resistant expecially to strong weather conditions, sailing on choppy seas in comparision to the rigid conventional boats.

Long Life Cycle

Due to its chemical composition and its very nature HDPE is very durable against aging and corrosion on maritime conditions. HDPE boats' life is up to 50 years. Thus, HDPE has much longer lifespan than any other material used in maritime industry.

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Celebrating a Special Week: World Environment Day and World Ocean Day

Special Week Alert! This week is truly extraordinary as we celebrate two remarkable occasions dedicated to our planet: World Environment Day on June 5th and World Ocean Day on June 8th! As we commemorate World Environment Day and World Ocean Day, we want to highlight the importance of these special days in raising awareness and taking action for a sustainable future.


Setting Sail for New Horizons: Introducing the IZ 1600 HDPE Fast Patrol Boat

We are delighted to announce the departure of our state-of-the-art IZ 1600 HDPE Fast Patrol Boat to its new destination in West Africa, Guinea. This remarkable vessel represents our commitment to delivering excellence in maritime solutions. Designed and built as a versatile patrol boat, pilot boat, and fast crew supply boat, the IZ 1600 HDPE is equipped to thrive in a range of maritime environments. Join us as we explore the exceptional features and capabilities of this impressive vessel.