I was born in Ankara in 1966. After studying economics, I worked as Finance manager in international companies for many years. In 1999, I started private business with my partners. Many years passed with a tough but enjoyable tempo adorned with new jobs and partnerships, company sales and mergers. Finally I joined Karina family with a company merger in August 2014.
We are trying to offer to sea lovers the best boats and service, together with our valued teammates in our company which has been leader in the sector for many years. Being a person who got the chance of having his hobby as his job, my greatest pleasure is spending time on my sailing boat with my wife.
Ersev SevinçerBoard Member
The journey to Turkey due to parenting, 10 years old to meet the sea. Lifelong sport; Athletics, 2010 Intensive tennis crowned with 40 + tennis national team, triathlon bringing the title of 2013 half ironman, some sailing race.
School adventure starting from primary school 2, 1979 Naval High School entrance, 1987 DHO exit, deck officer TCG Yücetepe and TCG Peyk. 1989-1991 Bosphorus Tourism, 1990 Karina, 1993-1995 Bosphorus MBA. With honesty and diligence, it always strives to be the best in the sector.
Born in Istanbul in 1967 I spent my childhood summers sailing on my dinghy. While I was at university I set a goal to circumnavigate the globe after reading Sadun Boro's book. This goal would guide my future.
I established my company Karina in 1989 which has been very successful. In 2001 my wife Seda and I began our dream of cruising the globe. We enjoyed many adventures and made lifelong friends whilst sailing the seas. We settled in New Zealand in 2005 and Ege our son was born there.
Between 2007-2009 I was a consultant to Karina. 2009-2014 CEO and since 2014 a consultant. I have been proud of, and in, the achievements of the Karina family.
Our company is our partner, brother, brother, friend, captain, guiding, bilkişiz, calmness without sublimity, balance. The engine he loved with passion, his master, took it so timelessly from us that we would live a bit disturbed in this way.
Uğur ŞahinSales and Marketing Director
After performing as manager in automotive and food companies, which are leaders in their sectors, in August 2007, I took office as Sales and Marketing Director in Karina Yachting , which is growing rapidly and a leader in constantly developing maritime sector.
I can summarize my duty, which I have been carrying out for five years with joy as a natural born sea lover and a licensed “pensioner” wind surfer, as the coordination of the sales period from the advertisement and marketing activities of Fairline, Prestige, Jeanneau, Williams, and Boatmart brands and the ordering stage to the delivery to our valuable customers.
I am married and I have two daughters.
Mert ÖzbaturJeanneau and Prestige Sales Manager
In these 40 years, a life that has reached today after going various schools for 17 years in total, and working in various companies and sectors for another 17 years… In this period, my life was spiced up by studying and working abroad, playing the guitar, playing football, basketball, tennis, sailing, off-road, getting married, and having children…
While working at one of the most important international companies in Turkey, sailboats became an important part of my life and I bought a sailboat. A far different lifestyle than it used to be… The re-designing of life…
After becoming an expert both in my field in finance and automotive sectors, I stepped into maritime sector with a sudden “U” turn… I continued my experience, which started with Jeanneau and Prestige brands, interestingly with the same brands as at Karina
The objective is clear…
A happy life with my wife and two children and being the best in my field…
Derviş KorkunalJeanneau Sales Representative
I was born in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea in ’88. I was born in the middle of the sea, on ‘my’ island, Cyprus, which is adorned with green and blue.
After completing my higher education in Istanbul and Spain respectively, I came back to Istanbul. Universities were my excuses. What matters have always been the sea, spirit and the feeling of exploring… It has never been university at all. I never regretted. This is why I am happy right now.
I loved the sea, loved green, loved cinema, loved music, loved exploring, loved photography, loved friends and spending time with them. Of course I also loved Karina. Now, all of them are in my life, as a whole, and I am carrying on towards the horizon…
Yeşim ErkmenJeanneau Sales Representative
Ebru KalemciBoatmart Portfolio and Sales Representative
I started working by being employed in Karina Yachting, the first company on its subject in the sector, in June, 1994 and I met the marine sector. After a break in August, 2011, I shifted by ground to the blue of Bodrum, together with the experiences I have gained.
…And now, I keep working as BoatMart Yacht Brokerage portfolio and sales representative at Karina, in Bodrum. In short, the cities changes but the excitement of the first day has never changed.
Yiğit ÖzgürBoatmart Sales Representative
İpek GürdalMarketing Manager
Ebru AksuSales Coordination Expert
Afet DemirciOperation Manager
I was born in Çanakkale in 1965. I am a graduate of ITU Faculty of Mechanics. After working as an administrative at various companies and holdings in the field of organic products for years, I joined Karina staff in 2008. I am married.
As a bosporus kid, sea is one of the essential things in my life. Being able to combine this passion with work, being with the sea, boats, and sea lovers at Karina is a great pleasure.
My excitement for seeing new places and getting to know new cultures cause me to take to the roads whenever I have the opportunity. I share these joyful trips with you on our magazine, Focus on Karina. I also like cooking/eating, nature, animals, and spending time with my friends as much as travelling.
Meltem GüvenAccounting Manager
I was born in 1972 in Istanbul. I completed the Business Administration Department after the Faculty of Social Sciences of Anadolu University. I worked at various stages in the accounting departments of important companies of Turkey in different sectors like Textile, Automotive, Construction. I joined the Karina team in June / 2014, and I have been working as an accounting manager for 1 year.
Metin ErdemirOperation and Accounting Assistant
I was born in 1986 in Şişli, Istanbul.
I finished Üsküdar Commercial High School.
I completed my university education in accounting department of Zonguldak Karaelmas University.
I joined Karina Yachting family in September 2010 after working in two different companies after university.
I am a fan of motorcycle, fan of Ayrton Senna da Silva, who likes Istanbul and bicycles day and night, with summer and winter.
İpek GençtenOffice Assistant
I was born in İstanbul in 1977. I graduated from Private Çavuşoğlu College in 1995. I had my beloved daughter in 1998, who is I am proud of and my most valuable success. Since I value individual improvement, reading books on this subject and swimming are the activities I enjoy doing. I worked at Sales and Secretary departments of various companies since 2000. I have been under the roof of Karina, where I feel lucky to work at, respected executives and colleagues are gathered, and in the end, the word “working” is extremely valuable, since 2011.
Serkan ErgülTechnical Service Manager
Serkan ŞakarTechnical Field Chief
I was born in İstanbul in 1979. I am a graduate of electric-electronic department. I am married and I am happy to have a son, who looks like me. I love my job and my workplace since I work at Karina and have valuable colleagues.
I love being at sea, driving a boat, dealing with stuff… I guess this is because I am a Virgo. I have been working as a motor-mechanical technician at Karina for nearly 10 years and I aim at working for a couple of another 10 years.
Fatih EsenElectrical Technician
I was born in Giresun, in 1980. I have been working as an electric technician for 10 years. I served in ECR between the years 2001 – 2005, and in Ersin Marine, concerning the production of boats and yachts between the years 2005 – 2010. I love the sea and the marine. I am happy to work at Karina together with my valuable friends.
I am married and I have a daughter.
Mehmet YıldızTechnical Service (Motor Mechanical Technician)
I was born in İstanbul in 1982. I worked as a motor mechanic at Yamaha Marine Engines between 2000-2005. I have been working at Karina since 2005
Ümit DemirtaşTechnical Service (Electrical Technician)
I was born in 1970 in Bakırköy. I have been working as an electrician since 2005 in Karina yachting, which has always been the leading brand in the developing and growing marine sector.
Every time I'm here, I realize that this place has hit me. Life philosophy has always been "do the job that makes you happy". And I do that too.
The friendships I have made here and the ties that I have established have left positive and deep traces in my life.