The yacht Melek was delivered in 2010 by Perini Navi as their 50th yacht. Sailing yacht Melek is the ninth hull of the 56m series which started in 2003 with Burrasca. She is designed by Perini Navi together with Ron Holland who is responsible for the hull design. Melek’s hull and superstructure were constructed in aluminum at Perini Navi’s Istanbul-
Turgay Ciner is owner and president of the Ciner Group. The Ciner Group is one of Turkish biggest companies, with activities in mining, energy, media, textile and real estate. The group started in the 1980’s with importing Mercedes cars and spare parts. The Ciner Group quickly expanded to real estate and the textile industry. From the 1990’s the group started investing in copper mining, the Ciner Group is now Turkish largest mining group. The group is now also one of the biggest investors in Turkish media. Ciner owns the Haberturk newspaper and Haberturk website. In 2014 Ciner purchased the majority of the shares in Eti Soda, which produces Natural Sodium Carbonate and Sodium Bicarbonate. These products are used to make glass, fiberglass, powdered detergents and other products The Ciner Group has around 10,000 employees. Turgay Ciner also owns the Istanbul based football club Kasımpaşa Spor Kulübü . Turgay Ciner has an estimated net worth of USD 1 billion. Ciner owns a Gulfstream 550 with registration TC–TTC.