Turkish Shipbuilders’ Association (GISBIR) was established by shipyard owners on 07.07.1971 in Istanbul. GISBIR is one of the oldest non-governmental organizations in Turkey and representative of the Turkish ship and yacht building, repair and maintenance industry. Improving the Turkish shipbuilding industry, helping the Turkish shipyards to take place in the world market, finding solutions for problems of shipyards through relevant authorities, associations, and organizations, representing the Turkish Shipbuilding Industry in national and international areas are among the missions of GISBIR. Turkish Shipbuilders’ Association (GISBIR) has almost one hundred members and represents vast majority of the industry. GISBIR is a member of  Waterborne TP and SEA Europe also, Council Member of ASEF (Active Shipbuilding Experts’ Federation)