Since 1951, Striker Yacht Corporation has been an industry leader in yacht and shipbuilding in steel and aluminum construction. Striker was the first to produce an all plate vessel in 1956. Other famous builders of the time were steel or wood, Broward, Burger or Feadship to name a few. They quickly saw the advantage to aluminum. In fact, most of what the world knows about marine grade aluminum came from Striker as you will read in this site.
Strikers Running off Florida Coast
The New 70 Foot Striker's First Sea Trial
Our association with Sedef Shipbuilding allows Striker the use of two highly skilled shipyards in Tuzla, Istanbul. These facilities allow us to become one of the largest builders of yachts, commercial, or naval shipbuilding in the world. Striker is now capable of multiple projects with lengths up to 1500ft (457 meters). We carry certifications through Sedef to build any project to any society specification, and in any required classification. All yacht and ship building projects can be bonded in excess of $1 Billion US dollars.
Our team of professionals is composed of some of the finest in their field, including world renowned Gregory C. Marshall, Naval Architect for most projects; Ulutas, for their expertise in shipwright for their flawless fit and trim in the interior and exterior and 30 time award winning Donald Starkey for luxurious interior designs. More importantly, due to our association with Sedef Shipbuilding, all vessels are made with the finest attention to detail using the latest state of the art technology which will guarantee our clients years of safe and trouble- free enjoyment of their pleasure, commercial or naval vessels. It is our goal at Striker to build any type of vessel you desire to your highest expectations and beyond. It is our goal for you to be a satisfied client, and a member of the Striker family for decades to follow.
62 Foot Striker
With the endless array of possibilities, Striker will meet the individual needs of any client. Striker offers both custom and semi-custom aluminum sportfishing yachts from 50 feet to over 150 feet. In the motoryacht category, we offer displacement and semi-displacement or high speed vessels from 18 meters up to 1500ft (457 meters). As to our commercial division, we build high speed aluminum gun and patrol boats from 14 meters to over 70 meters. In the shipbuilding class, we build most types of ships from container, freighter, tankers, surface naval vessels to specialized ships up to 1500ft (457 meters). Incorporated into our building designs are the latest innovations for speed, efficiency, and seaworthiness for maximum comfort and fuel savings. New power systems from main propulsion to gas turbines, jet drives, pod systems, and generators by Caterpillar MTU and Rolls-Royce.
Our mission is to create impressive value and permanent products based on new and existing technology to ensure years of trouble free use whether for pleasure or commercial applications. We at Striker operate in unison as a team of professionals with specialized expertise in each field of yacht and shipbuilding.
Striker is known for being different and not ordinary. Dynamic and not static. We have become a name that has gained an advantageous position for advanced technology and established high quality controls not equaled by any other shipyard in the world. By maintaining strict attention to details at each stage of the building process, we are capable of maintaining production and performance schedules without sacrificing any of the highest levels of quality control.
With Tuzla, Istanbul, becoming a leader of marine construction in the yachting world, Striker has chosen to select this area for the future that promises that it will become a beacon of workmanship and professionalism in the marine industry. This is ever more evident as other European builders are already taking advantage of this area and have many current building projects underway.
We welcome you to visit our shipyards in beautiful Istanbul, and to take a tour that is sure to impress the most discriminating client.
Donald Starkey, N.A.
(656 Feet) 200m Super Yacht Project Striker