Orient Star

by CMB Yachts / Basaran Group and Tara Bernerd & Partners

Basaran Group has become one of the main industrial, commercial and services operators in Turkey in recent years. This major group is currently active and successful in numerous sectors including food, finance, tourism, energy, construction, aviation and yachting. In particular, Basaran Group has a presence in luxury yachting through its affiliate company CMB Yachts, which boasts more than 25 years of solid experience in the sector. With its head office in Istanbul and an office in Düsseldorf, CMB Yachts is working on an ambitious project named Quattro, currently in the advanced phases of development. This vessel is the future flagship of the fleet, available in a 65-metre version and a 74-metre version. The shipyard facilities of CMB Yachts in Antalya Free Zone are also currently working on three 47-metre motor yachts in different phases of construction: Mina, Miracle and Evolution. Although all three are based on the same naval platform and will therefore be sister ships, they are certainly not twin ships given their very different exterior and, of course, interior designs. The Turkish shipyard’s most recent creations prominently include Mystic, the 46-metre motor yacht launched and delivered in 2010, which features exterior design by Dutch firm Diana Yacht Design and interior design by German firm Schnaase Interior Design. However, in this issue of Yacht Première we now present a full portrait of CMB Yachts’ most recent creation, Orient Star. This 47-metre motor yacht was launched at the end of July last year and delivered at the end of October. The new Orient Star has exterior design by the CMB Yachts in-house design team and interior design by British firm Tara Bernerd & Partners. Technically speaking, the vessel is based on naval architecture developed in-house by the CMB Yachts technical team, which also developed the system engineering and electrical engineering. For its part, the structural engineering was the work of specialists SP-High Modulus Gurit.


The main dimensional and technical data

Both the hull and the superstructure of the new yacht were produced at the shipyard using a GRP composite of E-glass and epoxy resin with a PVC Corecell foam as the construction material. The build complies with the classification standards of the Italian Naval Register (RINA), Charter Class Unrestricted Notation, as well as the requirements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), LY2 Code. The vessel has a length overall of 47 metres, equivalent to 154 feet 2 inches, a length at the waterline of 40.67 metres, equivalent to 133 feet 5 inches, and a beam overall of 9 metres, or 29 feet 6 inches. The hull’s maximum draught is 2.4 metres, or 7 feet 9 inches. The yacht has a lightship displacement of 280 tonnes and an international gross tonnage value of 495 GT. The engine room contains two 12V 2000 M72 engines from German firm MTU, each with maximum power of 1,450 BHP / 1,080 bkW supplied at 2,250 rpm. The yacht has a top speed of 16 knots and can maintain a cruising speed of 10 knots. At this speed it has a range of approximately 3,000 nautical miles. In the hold, the fuel tanks have a total capacity of 52,000 litres or 13,756 US gallons, while the freshwater tanks have a total capacity of 10,000 litres or 2,645 US gallons. Three tri-phase 50-Hz generators by German firm Kohler Marine have also been installed on board: two 100EFOZD main generators, each supplying 99 ekW / 124 kVA at 1,500 rpm, and one 50EFOZD night generator supplying 50 ekW / 63 kVA at 1,500 rpm. The motor yacht is also equipped with a bow thruster and a stern thruster, both by American Bow Thrusters, and a Trac stabiliser system by Arcturus Marine that is operational both at sea and at anchor. [...]

Orient Star technical specifications

Type Motor Yacht
Construction Composite E-glass / Epoxy / PVC-Corecell foam
LOA 47,00 m / 154’20’’ ft
LWL 40,67 m / 133’43’’ ft
Beam 9 m / 29’53’’ ft
Draft 2,40 m / 7’87’’ ft
Displacement 280 tons (not loaded) – 495 GT
Engines 2 x MTU 12V 2000 M72 1450 hp @ 2250 rpm
Generators Kohler 2 x 100 kW + 1 x 50 kW
Max speed 16 knots
Cruising speed10 knots
Range at 10 knots 3000 Nautical miles / Approx.
Tank capacities fuel 52.000 litres / 13,736.95 US gallons
Fresh water 10.000 litres / 2,641. 72 US gallons
Collecting 8.000 litres / 2,113.37 US gallons
Sewage treatment Hamann Sewage Treatment System
Vacuum system EVAC Vacuum System
Stabilizer Arcturus Marine TRAC 540’ Zero Speed Stabilizer
Thrusters American Bow Thrusters 20’ Bow-Stern Thrusters
Accommodation for Guests 10 persons (4 guest cabins + 1 master cabin )
Accommodation for Crews9 persons (4 cabins with berths) + Captain
Classification RINA Charter Class Unrestricted Notation
MCA LY2 Code
Structural engineers High Modulus – SP GURIT
Systems & Electrical engineers CMB Yachts
Styling CMB Yachts
Interior design Tara Bernerd – TB&P England
Builder – Naval Architect CMB Yachts


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