Who We Are

Levent Baktir

Managing Director  / Founder

He is highly qualified Master Mariner and Director, having a brilliant experience both in professional Merchant and Superyacht Industry. From his graduation from ITU Merchant Maritime Faculty in 1988, he made his respected and bright career starting as an Oceangoing Master on Large ships and Superyachts as well. Afterwards he continued his career as Fleet Super intendent for largest Shipping Company of Turkey. He acted as Commercial Port Manager in Istanbul, as Project Manager on various Superyacht Refit projects, as Managing Director of Palmarina Bodrum (one of the luxuriest and most exclusive Superyacht Marinas in the World), as General Manager of Palmali Superyacht Fleet, and so on. He is also Co-founder of  Yeni VIRA Superyacht & Sailing Academy, one and only LRQA & MCA approved Superyacht training center in Eastern Med.

Ilker Yener

General Manager

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/SailingYacht as well during their refit and fleet operation process for 4 years. Just before he has started his role at XONE YACHT, he was fully in charge on behalf of one of the very respected Shipowners, in commissioning process of new built Large vessels at Shipyard in China, included their Class and Statutory Surveys, Sea trials, ISM Audits, Certifications and full operation.

Belek Ozturkcan


Belek joined the Xone Management team in the Head office as Operations manager in 2016 after eighteen years at sea. He holds A II/2 Master Unlimited. Upon his graduation from ITU Merchant Maritime Faculty in 1991, he started and made his career at sea . Prior to joining Xone Team, Belek was busy with his PADI Diving Company and also was working as freelance Insurance and Maritime Law consultant for Shipping Industry.  Beside he is equipped with number branches on Maritime, he is exclusively talented on Class and Statutory Surveys, Certifications and on site Operational Management.

Eda Deniz

Sales & Marketing Manager

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.

Ugur Pehlivanoglu

Recruitment Manager / Operations

Ugur is qualified as well experienced Oceangoing Watchkeeping Officer and joined Xone Team in 2017. After he spent years on large merchant vessels including their extensive new building,refit and maintenance shipyard period. He has worked for port operations arrangements/planning in a port which has extensive capacity of traffic. Prior to join Xone team, he also made his carrier as deputy DPA /CSO and Safety Superintendent. He had experience for planning implementing internal ISM, ISPS, safety ,quality and environmental audits. He also has a vast experience in crew recruitment and employment operations in respected companies offering career opportunities globally.

Betul Ozaltin

CRM & Business Relations

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.