3. Sanmar completed 2020 with delivery of 30 tugs
Sanmar completed 2020 with delivery of 30 tugs

Sanmar completed 2020 with delivery of 30 tugs

Sanmar Shipyards has reported a record year of all times of delivery of 30 tugs during 2020.


13 of these were for overseas clients with 10 more delivered to Turkish tugboat operators.7 of these joined to Sanmar’s own fleet.

Overseas operators from UK, Canada, Italy, Germany, Latvia, Oman, Seychelles, UAE and Panama took delivery of Sanmar-built tugs during 2020, while four domestic operators added Sanmar-built assets to their fleet.

During 2020, tug deliveries included both repeat orders from existing customers and orders from customers new to Sanmar. The vessels were all designed by Robert Allan Ltd, a world-renowned naval architect headquartered in Vancouver, and range from 30 to 85 ton bollard pull tugs.

Sanmar builds technologically advanced tugs at its modern state-of-the-art purpose-built Shipyards at Tuzla and Altinova in Turkey.

The tugs vary from 18 to 32 meters and based on RAscal 1800, RAmparts 2200SX, 2400SX, TRAktor 2500SX, RAstar 2800E, RAstar 2900SX and RAstar 3200SX as well as smaller power and sized twin screw conventional RApport 1900SX.

“The year 2020 has been like none other in living memory. The pandemic has impacted on all our lives. It has brought heartbreak and loss for many and dramatically changed the way we all live our lives. At Sanmar we have gone to great lengths to ensure that our work can continue, with the safety of our team a top priority. I would like to thank everyone at Sanmar who has worked so hard and been so flexible to enable us to achieve this remarkable success," said Ali Gurun, Vice President of Sanmar.

“I am always delighted when existing customers return to Sanmar. It shows that they have had good experiences with our tugs and our after-sale services. It is also, of course, gratifying to welcome new friends and start new long-term business relationships. We are looking forward to another successful year in 2021, when hopefully the Covid-19 crisis will ease and we can get back to at least near normal," he added.

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