Turquoise 47M

by Turquoise Yachts with H2 Design

Proteksan Turquoise was created in 1997 following the merger of Proteksan Yachts and Turquoise Yacht Construction, two of the leading shipbuilders in the sector. Since then, the yard has produced numerous world-class super and mega yachts in lengths ranging from 40 to 72 metres. At the end of 2014, control of the company changed hands with the acquisition of a majority shareholding by businessman Mohammed Al Barwani’s MB Holding, and the Turkish shipyard then took the new name of Turquoise Yachts. The opening of the yard’s first international sales office, located in Monaco, was also recently announced, intended to facilitate relations with clients and brokers in accordance with the new company strategy. “We face the future with confidence, with a bold new strategy designed to capture new growth in the super yacht industry”, says Mohammed Al Barwani. “There is definitely an opportunity for a high quality and value yacht builder with an established track record,” he adds. “We’ll enhance Turquoise’s ability further with leading edge design and innovative engineering, plus enhanced quality control and management systems.” In this respect, the company structure is supplemented by two different production facilities covering a large area and boasting cutting edge engineering equipment, which can build multiple hulls at the same time with lengths of up to 120 metres. All the work is carried out entirely in-house, from the metal structure construction phase to the completion and finishing phase, including furnishing and decoration. While work may be starting on two new projects at these two Turquoise Yachts facilities in the near future – an 80-metre yacht to a design by Frenchman Philippe Briand’s UK-based firm Vitruvius Yachts and a 72-metre yacht, Barracuda by H2 design– there are also two luxury yachts in steel and aluminium currently in the advanced phases of construction.Another example is a 77-metre yacht bearing yard code NB 63, with both exterior design, layout and interior design by British firm H2 Design, with a delivery date planned for the last quarter of 2017. However, there is also a 47-metre yacht, bearing yard code NB 60, and here again the exterior design and layout and the interior design and decoration are by H2 Design; in this case, the delivery date is scheduled for the last quarter of this year. Like all the other yachts under construction, NB 60, the new Turquoise 47 m, is based on naval architecture and engineering developed entirely in-house by the expert technical team of Turquoise Yachts. Here we present some preview renders of the exterior and the interiors, accompanied by the initial information received from the shipyard at press time regarding the main technical and aesthetic characteristics of the new Turquoise 47 m. NB 60, Turquoise 47 m, has a high-strength steel displacement hull and a superstructure in light aluminium alloy, with an overall length of 47.0 metres, equivalent to 154 feet, and a total beam of 9.0 metres, equivalent to 29 feet. The hull has a maximum draught of 2.45 metres, or 8 feet, and the vessel’s gross tonnage is below 500 GT, with a design value calculated at around 497 GT. Two Caterpillar 12V CAT 3512 B engines are installed in the engine room, each supplying maximum power of 1,455 bkW or 1,950 BHP. With this propulsion system, the motor yacht will have a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots, with a range of 3,400 nautical miles. At first glance, the new Turquoise 47 m has an exterior design in an aesthetically decisive, modern style that is nonetheless classically elegant and timeless thanks to its clean lines and harmonious shapes. Some of the particularly carefully designed elements, such as the mast and the hard top, give the yacht an extremely balanced overall look strongly characterised by the expressive simplicity of the composition. The general layout of the new Turquoise 47 m is carefully considered and functional, offering the kind of generous level of space that is normally found on substantially larger vessels. This makes it possible to include numerous characteristics that favour a dynamic, contemporary lifestyle, such as the sizeable beach club with its extended swimming platform and the cleverly arranged foredeck that permits easy on-off manoeuvres for an array of tenders and toys. In more detail, the uncluttered foredeck area offers space for open air storage of both the main tender and the service tender, as well as a pair of jet skis or waverunners. The beach club, meanwhile, has a large area that can be used as a lounge for relaxation or as a fully equipped gym, and has a day head and a sauna room. Naturally, the large sun deck has been carefully laid out for relaxation and entertainment, provided by the sunbathing area that can be equipped with sun beds, the bar area with a grill and barbecue, the open air lounge area with sofas, and the pool area with a hydromassage tub and sun pads. Notable features include the raised position of the entire pool area, giving it a panoramic view, plus the large hard top and the comprehensive system of sunshades that offer protection from too many harmful rays. The new Turquoise 47 m has two salons for different uses. The upper deck salon, next to the al fresco dining area on the aft deck, is laid out as an informal, versatile space intended for relaxing moments with family or for welcoming friends on board. The main deck salon, meanwhile, is subdivided into a living area and a dining area, laid out as a spectacular, exclusive formal space created for receiving important guests in luxury or meeting business partners in comfort. The Owner’s suite is also located on the main deck, in this case for obvious reasons of privacy, and thanks to the large double windows it offers abundant natural light and a vast panoramic view. It has an entrance area with a wardrobe, the master stateroom with spaces for relaxation and the master bathroom with a bathtub and shower cubicle. The private guest accommodation, meanwhile, is located on the lower deck: two VIP staterooms, each with a king size bed, and two guest staterooms, each with a queen size bed. All four staterooms have their own en suite bathroom and a third foldout single bed. In addition to these four staterooms, there is also a

fifth guest cabin, also with its own en suite bathroom and a third foldout single bed, which is located on the upper deck behind the bridge of the motor yacht, intended as practical supplementary accommodation for use as necessary. To conclude with the interior design and decoration, the new Turquoise 47 m is a nod to contemporary luxury interiors. All of the interior spaces use subtle decorative detailing against a minimalist backdrop. This sleek, fresh contemporary look combines a predominantly pale palette with touches of rich dark timber, specialist finishes and elegant polished stainless steel detailing. Now there is nothing more to be done but to wait patiently for December to come, as the last-minute mail that has just arrived from the Turkish shipyard’s press office confirms, when the new motor yacht will be ready to be delivered. We will then be able to see the tangible end result of all the hard work on this highly demanding but unquestionably successful project. For further inquires about the yacht, you may contact info@turquoiseyachts.com

Jacob Herzog

Turquoise 47M technical specifications

TypeMY displacement
HullSteel
Length47.00 m / 154’02’’ ft
Beam9.60 m / 31’06’’ ft
Draft2.50 m / 8’02’’ ft
Displacement496.0 t
Engines2 x Caterpillar 3512B
Generators2 x 125 kW KOHLER
Maximum speed16.0 knots (at half load)
Cruising speed14.0 knots (at half load)
Range4200 nautical miles
Fuel capacity82999.00 litres
Cabins6
Berths12 + 9 crew
ClassificationABS
FlagCayman Islands
Exterior styling & conceptH2 Yacht Design
Interior designer H2 Yacht Design
BuilderProteksan Turquoise
www.turquoiseyachts.com info@turquoiseyachts.com
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