Who We Are

Ilker Yener

Mr. Yener qualified as Oceangoing Master, already spent his years on board as Captain on large vessels and he has a bright and smart experience in Ship Management as Marine Superintendent and Crewing Manager. He also made his career on Yachting Industry as Captain and “Vice Project Manager” of a fleet consisted on 46m Expedition Motor Yacht and 36m Ketch/Sailing Yacht as well during their refit and fleet operation process for 4 years.

Ilker Yener

Uzakyol Kaptanı olarak uzun yıllarını büyük ticari gemilerde geçirmiş ve Gemi Yönetimi ile ilgili Enspektörlük ve Personel Müdürlüğü alanlarında tecrübe edinmiştir. 46 metre bir motoryat ve 36 metre yelkenli (Ketch) yatın transferinde Kaptan ve Proje Yönetici asistanı olarak aldığı görevin ardından Xone Superyacht Group’a Genel Müdür olarak katılmıştır.

Belek Ozturkcan

Belek joined the Xone team in 2016 as Head of Training Department. As he holds A II/2 Master Unlimited after a bright career at sea, he made another extraordinary career underwater. Belek was managing PADI SCUBA Diving Center and also was working as freelance Insurance and Maritime Law consultant for Shipping Industry. He is exclusively accepted as expert and has his vast know-how on Class and Statutory Surveys, Certifications and on site Operational Management.

Belek Ozturkcan

Ticari Deniz Filosunda Uzakyol Kaptanı olarak elde ettiği kariyerinin yanı sıra A II/2 Uzakyol Kaptanı ehliyetine sahiptir. PADI SCUBA Dalış Merkezi Yöneticiliği ve Bağımsız Sigorta ve Deniz Hukuku Danışmanlığı ile sıradışı bir kariyere sahiptir. Ayrıca Class Sörveyi, Yasal Sörveyler, ve sertifikalandırma ile ilgili engin bilgisi, konusunda bilirkişi sıfatını haketmiştir. 2016 yılında Xone Superyacht Group’a Eğitim Departmanı Müdürü olarak katılmıştır.

Aydin Sonmez

Aydın is a top qualified and well experienced marine surveyor, has always been at the south-west coast part of Anatolia, where the heart of Yachting is, after his graduation from ITU Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Faculty in 1989. He has studied specially on traditional wooden yachts as designer and has taken part in the yacht projects of new built and refit.  Finally, before joining Xone Team, he worked at the same area as a Regional surveyor of a Classification Society, in commissioning process of new built yacht surveys and also process of class renewal surveys of the existing yachts.

Aydin Sonmez

Aydın graduated from ITU Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Faculty in 1989. He is a top qualified and experienced marine surveyor, has always been at the south-west coast part of Anatolia. He has studied specially on yachts as designer and has taken part in the yacht projects of new built and refit. Before joining Xone Team, he worked at the same area as a Regional surveyor of a Classification Society, in commissioning process of new built yacht surveys and also process of class renewal surveys of the existing yachts.

Eda Deniz

Eda Deniz studied Electronics at Bogazici University and Business Administration and Marketing at Marmara University. Ms. Deniz served as Marketing and Public Relations Manager at several well-respected companies in luxury retail business in Istanbul for more than 15 years. She has joined Xone Yacht as Sales & Marketing Manager and reflecting her marketing communications expertise in Superyacht Industry. She is living aboard in her own yacht, holding her licence as certified Skipper.

Eda Deniz

Eda Deniz studied Electronics at Bogazici University and Business Administration and Marketing at Marmara University. Ms.Deniz served as Marketing and Public Relations Manager at several well-respected companies in luxury retail business in Istanbul for more than 15 years. She attended into sailing world few years ago, recently qualified as an International Bareboat Skipper presently and aiming to reach to instructor level. She has joined Xone Yacht as Sales & Marketing Captain and is looking forward to utilizing her marketing communications expertise in Superyacht Industry. In addition to her passion for sailing, she is addicted painting, photography and travel.

Alyona Shkarupeta

Halkla İlişkiler Uzmanlığı ve Ticari İletişim tercümanlığı konusunda Rusya’da iki Üniversite bitirmiştir. 2009’dan bu yana Türkiye’de yaşamakta olup on yedi seneyi aşkındır gazetecilik ve editörlük yapmaktadır. Halkla İlişkiler ve Pazarlama konularında on yılın üzerinde bir tecrübeye sahiptir. 2016 yılında Xone Superyacht Group’a katılan Alyona Shkarupeta, Bareboat Skipper ehliyetine sahip olup tam bir yelken tutkunudur.

Alyona Shkarupeta

Alyona has finished two universities in Russia as Public Relation Specialist and English Interpreter in Business Communication. She is living in Turkey since 2009 and has more than 17 years experience as journalist and editor. She also has vast experience on PR and Marketing more than 10 years. She is in love with Sailing and holding her licence as Bareboat Skipper. She joined Xone team in 2016.

Betul Ozaltin

Betul Ozaltin has joined Xone Team after having a respected experience at Anadolu Group as Sales Executive for 7 years. She has a bachelor degree on Business Administration and Master degree at Economics and Administrative Sciences. Ms. Ozaltin had an extensive research, continued with specialized training and certified exclusively on “Employment and Business Consultancy” in Yachting Industry. She is qualified as Sailing Yacht Skipper and loves racing.

Betul Ozaltin

Betul Ozaltin  has joined Xoneteam as CRM after having a respected experience at Anadolu Group as Sales Executive for 7 years. She has a bachelor degree on Business Administration and Master degree at Ecomonics and Administrative Sciences.  Beside her marketing, business boosting and Customer relations skills and efforts on our team, Ms. Ozaltin had an extensive research, continued with specialized training and certified exclusively on “Employment and Business Consultancy” in Yachting Industry. She is qualified as Bareboat Skipper and also uniquely team member for Managing Superyacht crew requirements and employment.

Zerrin Soylugil

İzmir Kız Lisesi mezunu olan Zerrin Soylugil, Türkiye’nin güneyi ve Kanada’da Turizm ve Yat sektörlerinde 20 yılı aşkın yöneticilik tecrübesi mevcuttur. Xone Superyacht Group’ta uluslararası akredite eğitimlerin Eğitim Koordinatörü olarak görev yapmaktadır.

Zerrin Soylugil

Born in Izmir. Graduated Izmir Girls College. She has great experince on Tourism & Yachting industry over 20 years in management level in Southern Turkey and Canada as well. She has been working at Xone Superyacht Academy for 4 years as Training Coordinator for internationally accredited trainings.

Sorya Meliani

Soraya has joined the xone team in 2017 after spending 17 years at sea as a chief stewardess as well as a chef onboard super yachts. She has got a professional hotelerie school certification for hotel and restaurant management in France. Started as a restaurant manager in France at age of 23! Soraya is highly experienced in her domaine.

Sorya Meliani

Soraya Meliani, Fransa’dan Profesyonel Otelcilik ve Restaurant Yönetimi sertifikasına sahiptir. Henüz 23 yaşında Fransa’da restaurant yöneticiliği yapmıştır. Sonrasında süperyatlarda şef kamarot ve şef olarak onyedi yılın üzerinde bir deneyim edinmiştir. 2017 yılında Xone Superyacht Group’a ‘Superyacht Hospitality’ Eğitmeni olarak katılmıştır.

Gokhan Bayramoglu

Gokhan Bayramoglu graduated from Yildiz Technical University. From a young age he worked as sailing and windsurfing instructor at accredited schools both in France and Turkey. For several years he managed instructor and training programmes at these schools and competed in sailing regattas. In 2005 he opened his own school and since has been successfully training many people of all abilities from all over the world in, dinghy sailing, windsurfing and yachting. Gokhan is also an active member of the Xone yacht training and racing teams.

Gokhan Bayramoglu

Gökhan Bayramoglu graduated from Yildiz Technical University. He worked as sailing and windsurfing instructor at accredited schools both in France and Turkey. For several years he managed instructor and training programmes at these schools and competed in sailing regattas. In 2005 he opened his own school and since has been successfully training many people of all abilities from all over the world in dinghy sailing, windsurfing and yachting. Gokhan is also an active member of the Xone Yacht Training & Racing Teams.

Burak Tarakçı

He is qualified as Master Mariner and he has earned huge experience as Oceangoing Captain with various respectful Flag State administrations around the world. He also has remarkable experience on shore based Ship Management & Operations as DPA, surveyor on technical inspections and surveys, ISM/ISPS/MLC Audits. Additionally he is a talented sailor likes sailing with his own single mast sloop yacht.

Tuna Tarakçı

Tuna Tarakçı graduated from faculty of Auqaculture and Business Administration in Istanbul. She has bright experience in Banking Business/Consumer Banking as Customer Relation Manager.
Prior to start her banking and finance career, she has employed in import-export companies in charge of sales and accounting.

Gökçen Özkan

Gokcen has joined Xone team as Marine Surveyor and Fleet Master, brings his vast experience in the Maritime Industry of more than 15 years at sea as Oceangoing Master on board large ships and Large Yachts as well. He is graduated from ITU Maritime Faculty in 2004, holds Master Mariner CoC and MCA approved Master of Yachts Unlimited certificate. His areas of expertise are leading and managing teams, ISM/ISPS/MLC audits, various Class Society and Flag State audits and Inspections and STCW trainings.

Burak Tarakçı

Farklı bayrak devletlerine kayıtlı büyük ve ticari yük gemilerinde uzun yıllar Uzakyol Gemi kaptanı olarak çalışmıştır. Bu süreçte çeşitli bayrak devletlerinin ticari gereksinimleri hususunda tecrübe kazanmıştır. Yine denizcilik sektöründeki saygın denizcilik firmalarından birinde DPA olarak görev yapmış, bu süre zarfında yüksek tonajlı yük gemisi filosunun hem operasyonel hem de teknik yönetimlerini ISM / ISPS / MLC kuralları kapsamında üstlenmiştir. Ayrıca, kendi yelkenli teknesiyle her fırsatta yelken yapmayı seven iyi bir denizcidir.

Tuna Tarakçı

Tuna Tarakçı İstanbul’da önce Su Ürünleri, sonrasında İşletme dalında üniversite eğitimlerini tamamlamıştır. Dış ticaret alanıdaki bir firmada satış ve muhasebe bölümünde çalışarak kariyerine başlamıştır. Sonrasında uzun yıllar bankacılık sektöründe bulunmuş, özellikle portföy yönetimi ve müşteri ilişkileri konularında önemli derecede tecrübe sahibi olmuştur. Bunların yanı sıra 230 metrelik bir yük gemisinde yaklaşık 4 ay süre ile bulunarak ve 2 farklı okyanus seyrine katılarak hep ilgisini çeken denizcilik alanında genel tecrübe kazanıp 2018 yılında Xone Superyacht Group’a katılmıştır.

Gökçen Özkan

Gokcen has joined Xone team as Marine Surveyor and Fleet Master, brings his vast experience in the Maritime Industry of more than 15 years at sea as Oceangoing Master on board large ships and Large Yachts as well. He is graduated from ITU Maritime Faculty in 2004, holds Master Mariner CoC and MCA approved Master of Yachts Unlimited certificate. His areas of expertise are leading and managing teams, ISM/ISPS/MLC audits, various Class Society and Flag State audits and Inspections and STCW trainings.