Historical Paşabahçe Ferry Reaches the Bosphorus Again

historic pasabahce steamer reopens
historic pasabahce steamer reopens

The historic Paşabahçe Ferry, which is waiting for the day of the razor blade on the Beykoz coast, will meet with the Bosphorus again with the initiative of IMM. The ferry that 10 donated to the Municipality of Beykoz by the IMM administration will be restored by Şehir Hatları A.Ş.

Paşabahçe Passenger Ferry, one of the symbol ships of the historical Şehir Hatları AŞ, which was given to the Beykoz Municipality by 10 years ago by the previous Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) administration, was left to decay by the seaside. The steamer, which was used as a wedding solon for a short time, was then asked to be built as a museum. It even came up with a dip in the Bosphorus and a route for underwater life and diving enthusiasts. However, none of the projects took place, and the aesthetic wonder ship, 10 was left to rot on the shore of Beykoz throughout the year.

The 67-year-old ferry, which was put out to tender for dismantling last month, was saved from being a razor with the initiatives of IMM. Upon the request of the IMM to return the ship to the Bosphorus, the tender was canceled first. Beykoz Municipal Assembly today unanimously decided, "Paşabahçe, as a passenger ferry and 2 float during the year provided that the condition of the allocation of İBB Affiliate City Lines Inc." was approved.

The ship, which has witnessed the most important historical events in Istanbul, will meet Bosphorus and its passengers once it has been restored by IMM.

Expressing her satisfaction with the decision, Şehir Hatları AŞ General Manager Sinem Dedetaş said, “Our President Ekrem İmamoğlu gave instructions. We agreed with Beykoz Municipality and wanted the historical ferry to join our fleet again. There are those who want to support, and those who work hard to get the ferry back. Paşabahçe will reunite with the Bosphorus, if necessary, through a collaborative project, with a project to be carried out together.”

İBB experts who examined the ship, which was neglected; the outer metal of the steamer was corroded by oxygen and sea water, the hair component had to be completely renewed, it was not in a condition to make expeditions and required heavy maintenance costs.


The 67-year-old Paşabahçe Steamboat, which launched a campaign for the survival of Istanbulites, was not only the en fastest ”and“ memory ın of the Bosphorus, but also the pearl of the Bosphorus with its delicate design.

As Italy's warships in Toronto in 1952, made history steamers, 2nd night in town was converted into a form lines in Italy on demand from World War II ended, Turkey. The ship arriving from Italy to Istanbul in 2,5 days with its powerful engine and robust boat structure can speed up to 18 miles per hour.

The steamer with 73,71 meter paint, 13,17 meter width and 3,27 meter depth served the city's gentlemen and ladies on both sides of the Bosphorus. During the year, 58 served as a passenger in the waters of Istanbul along the Adalar and Yalova routes.

Paşabahçe Passenger Ferry, which was donated to the Beykoz Municipality by the İBB administration in 2010, was requested to be built as a museum. However, restoration and maintenance could not be done because there were not enough resources and sponsors. For many years, Beykoz was anchored on the beach in front of the Municipality was left idle.



Günceleme: 06/11/2019 17:47

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