Following the events of last year, further important events are in the pipeline for this year and the years to come for the Turquoise shipyard based in Istanbul, Turkey. These include some occasions that were celebrated in the spring that has just ended.
Starting with the delivery ceremony for Razan, for example, a new 47 metre/154- foot long motor yacht which the shipyard is now thinking of presenting to the elite public that will be attending the prestigious events of the coming autumn, the Cannes Yachting Festival and the Monaco Yacht Show, as well as the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show later on.
It was last spring, too, that Turquoise announced the start of the final outfitting works for the construction job assigned the shipyard alphanumeric code NB63,
a 77 metre/252-foot motor yacht, which, according to the planning schedule, should undergo its “sea trials” in the first quarter of next year and be ready for delivery by the second quarter.
In addition to this vessel, there are numerous other vessels currently under construction simultaneously
in the shipyard facilities, albeit in different phases of completion, all of different lengths, including, for example, a 56 metre/184-foot explorer vessel and
the 74 metre/239-foot Barracuda project, with launch and delivery dates for both vessels scheduled to take place in 2019. Meanwhile, the following year will see the launch of a 66 metre/216-foot motor yacht as
well as an 81 metre/265-foot motor yacht assigned the alphanumeric code NB65 by the shipyard but now also known as the Vitruvius project.
In order to develop the new Turquoise 81 M Vitruvius project, the Turkish shipyard has embarked on further international-level collaboration with Vitruvius Yachts owned by Philippe Briand, who created the exterior design, and with the Michela Reverberi professional studio, who created the interior design and decor, while the naval architecture and marine engineering were developed in-house by the Turquoise technical team. Featuring an almost monochrome livery in light metallic blue, perfectly matching the colours of the sky and the reflections of the sea, the external appearance of the Turquoise 81 M Vitruvius expresses strength and power through sleek, dynamic forms characterised by flawlessly clean, sharp lines.
The hull with its plumb bow, and the superstructure with ribbon windows and spacious aft terraces, are smoothly integrated with each other, creating an image of the utmost compactness, accentuated by the continuous flow of their respective profiles which remain completely uninterrupted and constantly parallel with the waterline.
The carefully structured layout of the Turquoise 81 M Vitruvius is arranged over four decks, all linked by a monumental staircase which runs vertically through the yacht and coils around the cylindrical glass lift shaft, reaching the levels of each of the four lobbies in spectacular fashion.
The highest lobby is at the bridge deck/sun deck level, and leads forward to the wheelhouse zone, while aft it leads to the solarium, an area covering over 140 square metres, or 1507 square feet, offering spacious sunpads and a roomy jacuzzi bar with a tub surrounded by
tall barstools. The lobby on the upper deck, going forward, gives access to the owner suite which, in addition to the master stateroom with its panoramic view, includes a private lounge and private study/office, double bathrooms with double built-in wardrobes, as well as a private terrace with jacuzzi and direct access to the helipad on the fore deck.
Leading aft, it provides access to the informal salon, preceded by the games room and cinema room, with the aft deck beyond, with an alfresco dining area and open air lounge area.
The lobby on the main deck level forward houses the area reserved for guests, with four guest staterooms and two VIP staterooms; the VIP rooms can be converted into a single VIP suite.
Aft, there is access to the formal dining and formal living areas, and from the latter to the solarium area which is furnished with relaxation chairs, vast sunpads and a large swimming pool.
The lobby on the lower deck leads aft to the fitness and wellness area, which includes a gym and hammam, massage room and hydrotherapy room; it also leads to the beach club area which has a lounge relaxation area, with a platform overhanging the water, illuminated from above by natural light that filters through the glass bottom of the swimming pool on the level above.
All the interiors of the Turquoise 81 M Vitruvius are flooded with natural light, which flows through enormous floor-to-ceiling glass windows, as a result
of which the view of the external environment blends with the perception of the interior, creating a harmonious balance that is reflected in the atmosphere of the settings.
The style, contemporary yet deliberately distanced from fashion-driven trends, derives from the choice
of monochrome colour which intentionally becomes
a symbol for anti-conformist luxury expressed with rarefied elegance through furnishings with basic
forms and decor with simple lines, designed to give
the feeling of exclusiveness, but above all to impart a sense of relaxation.
Turquoise 81 M Vitruvius
|LOA||81 m / 265’75’’ ft|
|Beam Overall||13,2 m / 43’31’’ ft|
|Draft||3,8 m / 12’47’’ ft|
|Speed||18,5 knots approx.|
|Guest Accomodation||Owner’s suite, Owner’s office, Breakfast room, Private Lounge
2 VIP Suites
4 Guest Cabins
Main saloon & Dining room
Beach Club, Steam Room, Sauna, GYM, Massage Room
|Crew Accomodation||1 Captain Cabin
8 Double Crew Cabins
4 Single Crew Cabins
1 crew/staff convertible Nanny
|Tenders & Toys||1 Luxury Tender (9,5 m / 31’5’’ ft)
1 Luxury Tender (8,5 m / 27’8’’ ft)
1 Rescue/ Crew Tender (4,5 m / 14’7’’ ft)
Jet ski & Wave Runners
|Helideck||Non-Certificated Touch & Go|
|Exterior design||Vitruvius Yachts|
|Interior design||Reverberi Design|
|Naval Architect||Turquoise Yachts