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“It is thrilling to see young professionals expand their experiences and advantage from personal development opportunities through networking.
We are prepared to guide this outstanding group of young professionals in yachting in Turkey and to support the YPY vision and mission globally.”

Oğuz Bilgin – President of YPY Turkey

Our Chapter

We will meet at key events and at many of the others organized by YPY throughout the year. There will be times when members will communicate directly with one another and shape professional relationships at these events.

We believe that by working together, we can ensure the success of the chapters internationally. It’s exciting to think about the organizations we’ll put together with the support of experienced young professionals . We invite all key players to join in on the pleasure.

Board Members

Meet the board of YPY Turkey

Oğuz Bilgin

TransDiesel S.L. Turkey şirketinde Application Engineer

During his time at university, he focused on Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Oğuz has now followed his interest for the marine sector after graduating. Oğuz had the opportunity to see up close many newly constructed yachts from the very beginning of landing. Oğuz is prepared to guide this outstanding group of young professionals in yachting in Turkey and supporting the YPY vision and mission.


Sarp Gürenli

Founder at GUREN Design & Engineering

Award winning yacht designer from a naval architecture and marine engineering background. Sarp has been in the yachting industry for 3 years now. He is running CORNEAI Cyber Security, Sky Aviation and GUREN Design & Engineering. Sarp joined the YPY Board as Treasurer in 2022.

Sarp Gürenli
Vice President

Bogdan Gusarev

Explorer Yacht Specialist at Bering Yachts

Bogdan started his career in yachting as marketing and sales manager for a shipyard in Italy in 2015. Over the years he grew his industry network and now represents the Turkish based shipyards HYSUCAT and BERING Yachts in Europe. Bogdan calls Monaco as his home and frequently commutes between Monaco, Germany and Turkey. In order to contribute to the development of the yachting industry in Turkey, Bogdan paired up with Oguz to establish the Young Yachting Professionals Turkey Chapter.

Bogdan Gusarev
International Relationship Coordinator

İdil Elvin Çavuş

Compliance Manager at DeFacto | Legal Counsel | McKinsey NGWL 2022

Idil is a Turkish qualified lawyer with a maritime law background. After graduating from Law School, she had an associate degree on Marina and Yacht Management. She has represented highest regarded yachting companies both domestic and international before courts for 6 years.

İdil Elvin Çavuş
League Advisor

Yüce Mert Köseoğlu

Founder-Surveyor at Boreas Marine, Business Development Director at Vanemar

Graduated from Turkish Naval Academy, worked as an officer engineer in Turkish Navy. As a former national sailor, he has spent a great time in yachting sector during his student time. He completed his master’s degree on Naval Architecture and Marine Engineer at Istanbul Technical University. After serving 7 years in Turkish Navy, he took roles as after sales manager and sales manager for well-known marine companies. In 2020, he opened his own marine survey company

Yüce Mert Köseoğlu
Sponsorship Coordinator

Defne Özer

Board Member at AEGEAN YACHT

Born and raised in Bodrum, Defne has always been in yachting through her family business. She graduated SOAS, University of London with a degree in BS Management and started her professional career in auditing and marketing. She then joined Aegean Yacht, starting into project management. Now she is a board member of Aegean Yacht. Defne is enthusiastic to be a part of this international community of young professionals.

Defne Özer 
Member Coordinator

Beyza Kestaneci

Goca Gız Yacht Management şirketinde Yacht Manager&Owner

She added vision and professionalism to herself throughout her university life. The sailing club she attended and the many sailing organizations and sailing races she attended became a stepping stone for her self-development. After graduating university she established a company which is Goca Gız. Goca Gız offers us two options that can be experienced in Göcek. The first option is a skippered charter tour tour in Göcek, which is intertwined with nature. The second option is the sailing festivals, in which many sailboats and catamarans participate with us.

After these ,in 2021, Beyza created digital contents and opened a Youtube channel called Goca Gız .Until today her channel had over 50 million followers. Thus, the company contributes pleasure to the sailing industry by using social media in an active and professional way.

Beyza Kestaneci 
Marketing Coordinator

Sinan Uluğ

Co-founder and managing partner of Yates Yachting

 Sinan Uluğ 
Corporate Relationship Coordinator

Our Sponsors

Ege Yat – www.egeyat.com

Boa Yat – www.boayachts.com

 Soyaslan Naval architecture & Design – www.soyaslanmarine.com


Membership runs from 1 January to 31 December.

First Attendance
Full Member
2500 TL
Paid Yearly
Entrance Fee
2500 TL
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Contact us

 Contact: turkey@ypyinternational.org

Young Professionals in Yachting / Turkey

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Regular Meetings

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