A Book Shedding Light on Maritime History from the Rahmi M. Koç Museum

A Book Shedding Light on Maritime History from the Rahmi M Koc Museum
A Book Shedding Light on Maritime History from the Rahmi M. Koç Museum

Rahmi M. Koç Museum brought together the sea vehicles that have a special place in its rich collection in the book titled 'A Ship and Boat Collection'. The book, designed by Yapı Kredi Culture and Art Publications, describes in detail the objects that have left their mark on history and witnessed important events. In the book, Rahmi M. Koç, who has a passion for the sea and sea vehicles since his childhood, conveys the story of the boats and sailboats in his private collection to the reader with a sincere language.

Rahmi M. Koç Museum, Turkey's first and only industrial museum, keeps a unique legacy alive with maritime objects that make up an important part of its collection, which includes more than 14 thousand objects. The naval vessels, which were exhibited in the museum, left their mark in history and witnessed important events, met with the reader in the book named 'A Ship and Boat Collection'. In the book; From the lifeboat of the Savarona to the Fenerbahçe Ferry, from the first Turkish sailboat to circumnavigate the world Kismet to the British flagship Maid of Honor, from Rosalie, one of the oldest known steam tugs in the world, to steamboats such as Gonca and Ysolt, and the Uluçalireis Submarine. A very special selection is offered. The details in the photo frames of sea vehicles taken from different angles also add a distinct visual richness to the book. The foreword of the book, which is available at the Rahmi M. Koç Museums as well as at Yapı Kredi Publishing Bookstores, Arter Bookstore and East Marine Stores, was penned by the museum's founder, Rahmi M. Koç.

Childhood passion

Stating that his admiration for the sea and marine vessels started when he was 6 years old, Koç tells the story of each of the boats and sailboats in his private collection to the reader with a sincere language. Koç said, “Some of our ships, with and without machines, various and different types, submarines, tirhandiller, boats, sailboats, excursion boats, in short, some of our sea vehicles were built, some of them I bought, and many of them were donated. When I see that there are not as many artifacts as I do in only the classical boat or marine museums in the world, it fills my heart. Especially the fact that our two boats sailed around the world increases our value even more.” Koç adds, “Without our RMK Marine Shipyard and the workshop of our museum, we would not have been able to restore such a variety of boats.”

From Byzantine Ships to Yenikapı 12

In the book about boats and ships floating in blue waters from England to France, from Italy to Norway and the USA, Dr. It is also possible to read the article written by Vera Bulgurlu with the title “Byzantine Ships”. Also, Dr. Işık Özasit Kocabaş's “12. The article titled “Trade Boat Sailing from the 9th Century to the Present” awaits sea and history enthusiasts. The Yenikapı 12 Reconstruction is on display at the Rahmi M. Koç Museum.

Imprint: Book title: A Ship and Boat Collection

Design: Yapı Kredi Culture and Art Publications

Number of pages: 455

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