Savarona, The Legacy Of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Will Be A Guiding Light For Students

Savarona, The Legacy Of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Will Be A Guiding Light For Students

The Savarona yacht, the spiritual legacy of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, will be used in the naval training of students after a comprehensive repair that is faithful to the original.

On August 17, 2023, the yacht, which was transferred to the inventory of the Naval Forces Command on August 17, 2023, started maintenance and repair activities by taking into the pool at the Istanbul Shipyard Command on September 19, 2023. It is expected that the yacht will be used in the training of Naval Academy students in the summer of 2024 after the comprehensive repair is carried out faithfully to the original.

Following the acquisition of the ship, a meticulous restoration and maintenance process was initiated. The ship, which will be modernized by preserving the historical texture of Savarona, is being carefully prepared to serve the students of the Naval Academy for training purposes. Savarona, which will both preserve its historical value and meet modern educational needs, is planned to offer students a unique learning environment in the field of maritime studies.

Savarona Yacht is planned to host various programs that will provide students with practical experience in maritime discipline, leadership skills and teamwork. The ship is expected to provide students with not only theoretical knowledge, but also an environment that will increase their respect for maritime culture and support them to become leaders committed to national values.

The largest yacht in the world when she was launched in Hamburg in 1931, she was purchased by the Turkish Government on February 23, 1938, when she was seven years old and presented to the then President Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who spent six weeks on her. With a total length of 136 meters, the yacht is still considered one of the largest sailing yachts in the world today.

Having the Savarona Yacht as a guiding light for the students of the Naval Forces Command is an important step to continue the Turkish maritime tradition and to bring young generations together with maritime. This historical ship will continue to be a source of inspiration for the sailors of the future.