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All concerned:

I first met Riza Cagdas Cakir in October 2012 when my wife, Judy, and I visited Emek Marin in Gocek, Turkey. We were very cautious at this meeting because in 2011 we had been mistreated by the Amel representative in Marmaris, Turkey, costing us thousands of Euros. When we met with Riza, he was a gracious host and showed us photos projected on wall of his office from his laptop of some of the Amel related repairs and upgrades. We were very impressed with Riza’s understanding of Amels and some of the custom stainless steel work that Emek had completed. During the next two years we purchased batteries, anchor chain, parts, supplies, and equipment from Emek. We had Emek service our Yanmar and Onan diesel engines, rebuild several water pumps, raise and recolor our boot stripe, reapply antifouling, service and add grease fittings to furling motors and gearboxes, and design, fabricate and install one of the best solar arches I have ever seen. Every single purchase and/or service with Emek exceeded our expectations. Riza and Emek were honest, fair and trustworthy. The above experience is exceeded by our experience in recommending Riza and Emek Marin to other Amel owners and owners of other brands of fine yachts, including Island Packet. We have recommended Riza and Emek to nineteen yacht owners who have used Emek. In every case we have received a thank you from these people. One of my recommended yachts was not completely satisfied with some custom work Emek installed on his non-Amel yacht. At Emek’s expense, the yacht was hauled out of the water and the custom fabrication completely replaced with a new Emek fabrication. That person never expected this and was astounded by this extra effort. He was totally satisfied. I unconditionally recommend Riza and Emek Marin to any yacht owner, especially Amel yacht owners. Please contact me with any questions you may have. Sincerely, CW Bill Rouse, Admiral (Hon) Texas Navy Yacht BeBe