Shipbuilding wasn’t alien to the Crimean Khanate . Although this issue has been little studied by historians, some data on this has been preserved in the Kadiasker records, writes Ismail Karimov, Doctor of Philology. For example, about the ship «Kara Mursel» given by Selyamet Giray for a money debt. Since ancient times, ships have been built in the Akyar Bay from the forest growing on the slopes of the local mountains. The Crimean khans and most of the nobles owned ships.