Muharrem YILMAZ, he was born in Cide, Kastamonu, in 1937. He started to work as an apprentice with one of the best wooden boat manifacturers of his time, connoisseur Hüsnü, in İstinye, İstanbul, and he worked with him until 1951. He worked as a qualified workman from 1951 to 1957 in Ayvansaray. During the next 3 years, he did his military service. Between 1960 and 1970, he worked as a connoisseur in Ayvansaray. He opened his own shipyard in Salacak in 1970. He has been working in his shipyard in Tuzla with his son, MUHTEREM YILMAZ since 1991.