Designing a gulet has never been an easy task. It takes dedication, hard work, and meticulousness. Because the boat to be built is the "Bodrum Type Gulet," which is famous for its invincibility and beauty. These boats, which are entirely made of wood, are the result of a grueling set of knowledge obtained as a result of long years of studies and in-depth investigations. It should withstand the power of the famous Mediterranean waves, strong winds, and at the same time, it should be comfortable and spacious enough to make people feel at home, while a sunset should glide like a swan while its workmanship attracts people.
Erol Ağan is the architect and creator of such durable, luxurious and comfortable gulets. Ask who is who in the yacht and boat manufacturing sector in Turkey; Erol Ağan, a real boat builder, innovative and his contributions to the sector, will be among the first names that come to mind. Erol Ağan, born in Bodrum in 1936, is one of the rare masters to be found in both gulet design and construction, with his extraordinary business background and international recognition.
The founder of Aganlar Shipyard comes from a family whose origins are sea and gulet. He followed the footsteps of his ancestors meticulously, but by working and creating. This success should sometimes be sought in his master Ziya, and sometimes in his deep love for his job and his work discipline. Although Erol Ağan successfully handed over his duties to the second generation Ağans, one of his children can never help visiting his shipyard. Today, we, who watch him regularly come to work every morning, drink his favorite Turkish coffee by talking to the employees, work knowing and feeling how unshakable the vision he brought to the company is.