We are a family business founded in 1974 in Bodrum (Turkey). Over the past 40 years, we have been pioneers in the yachting industry in Turkey, especially in the charter and brokerage of luxury gulets. We have built many exceptional yachts, both for private and commercial use, and have cultivated precious relationships with those who had an affinity for the sea, sailing and luxury. Our goal has always been to share our love of the complete yachting experience and provide the highest quality of service to our clients.

The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey and Greece have long been described as some of the most beautiful waters in the world. In addition, the Adriatic coast of Croatia and Montenegro has finally been getting the attention it has long deserved. It is no wonder so many civilizations have called these coasts home. Traveling on these beautiful waters, one discovers the ancient ruins both above and below sea level; one stumbles upon sleepy fishing villages and islands; one explores sophisticated and trendy nightlife and shopping. Your chartered yacht is your own floating hotel, allowing you to wake up in new sceneries and experiences every morning.

As we grow with our clients’ demands, we have expanded our offering to luxury villa rentals. We now offer a hand-picked selection of gorgeous homes in Turkey, Greece, Croatia and the Balearic Islands.

We have the knowledge and the experience, along with the true passion for our industry. While we have the fleet, resources and infrastructure that matches the “big companies”, our clients return to us year after year because of our excellent track record, our genuine passion for what we do, our attention to detail and our exceptional service. We are here to promote yachts for charter or sale, and offer opportunities for building your dreamboat.

As we are a family business, we would like to introduce you to our family:

Demir Duru
(Managing Director):
A naval architect & marine engineer with great experience in the yachting business. He founded Durukos Yachting in 1974. He has been accredited by numerous Turkish and foreign newspapers, including Forbes magazine and the NYT as the “King of Blue Cruise.” Demir Duru passed away in 2006, leaving a trademark of excellence, which his family continues to this day.
Güler Duru
(Managing Director):
She is a travel industry aficionado, having led the inbound travels at Duru Turizm and followed by founding the international congresses and seminars department at Setur in Istanbul. She married Demir Duru and moved to Bodrum in the late 1970s and continued her career in tourism, opening the Bodrum branch of Setur. She is no stranger to yachting, she led the front-office operations and customer relations at Bodrum Milta Marina before joining the family business in 2002. She speaks fluent English and German. She is the proud mother of their two daughters Aysegul and Yasemin.

Phone: +90-532-435-2137
Ayşegül Duru
(Charter Manager):
The daughter of Demir and Guler Duru, she is a graduate of Robert College in Istanbul, followed by Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York. She joined the company in 2006, after having worked on several charter yachts in the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Aysegul has successfully opened Durukos Yachting’s offices in New York and Paris – where she resides in the winters. She speaks fluent English, Spanish and is learning French. She is in charge of the Charter Department.

Phone: 33.6.82.64.8030
(Winter)
+90-532-668-0389
(Summer)