Tekel 15 ‘Taka’

Tekel 15 ‘Taka’ is a much-loved vessel in Turkish sea transport, and only a handful remain. Wooden hulled, sturdy and built for local cargo duties, the colourful taka was a familiar sight in the waters around Istanbul. This particular example worked for the State Liquor Monopoly (Tekel) and was built in the Black Sea region in the immediate post-war years. L: 21 m W: 6.10 m