NORTHSTAR was established in 1996 under MARINTEK GROUP. In the same year, GRP boats between 4 meters and 7 meters was started to be produced in the production facility located in Maltepe, İstanbul.
In 1997 NORTHSTAR products started to be exported to Holland.
In 2001, R&D Department has been established, for following the new developments in the design field, started to collaborate with the successful designers from Italy and South Africa. In 2 years time, all product range was renewed, from 4 to 10 meters, 9 different models had been started to be produced by mass production methods. Beside the domestic sales, NORTHSTAR products has been exported to many European countries, Israel, Canada, Dubai and Russia.
In 2003, NORTHSTAR purchased Italian RIB producer company Marshall S.R.L and started to the production of the thirty different RIB models from 3 meters to 10 meters.
In 2007, NORTHSTAR started to place its own projects in field of defense industry and NORTHSTAR has become the major RIB supplier for Turkish Coast Guard, Turkish Naval Forces and Turkish Army Forces.