Vitruvius Yachts Partners With Turkish Shipyard
Published: Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Vitruvius Yachts announces plans to work with Turkish shipyard Turquoise Yachts on an 80-metre motor yacht.
The landmark project is one of the first new build projects announced by Turquoise Yachts, previously Proteksan Turquoise, since Mohammed Al Barwani, owner of yacht builder Oceanco, acquired a majority stake in the shipyard in December 2014. It is also the largest of Philippe Briand’s designs to be realised under the Vitruvius Yachts name.
With three new builds already underway, the shipyard partners with Vitruvius Yachts amidst a new strategy to focus on the luxurious lifestyle of yachting.
“This is an exciting project which fully encapsulates our focus on the yachting lifestyle,” says Turquoise CEO Mehmet Karabeyoglu. “It captures a vision that Mohammed and I share. Even though there’s a large technical component, we’re focused on the lifestyle aspects. This is where the magic is. It’s why the world of yachting is so attractive.”
(Turquoise Yachts CEO Mehmet Karabeyoglu and majority stakeholder Mohammed Al Barwani)
The profile of the VY80 has the distinctive lines of the Vitruvius family feeling, with a streamlined design and sensation of transparency in the superstructure through the substantial use of glass in the living space.
An owner’s deck below the sundeck is comprised of a generous owner’s saloon, office and stateroom, with a private terrace and Jacuzzi forward. In total, 12 guests are accommodated, in six suites, plus 21 crew. A gym with adjoining spa with sauna, steam room and plunge pool will have remarkable views of the waterline via a floor-to-ceiling window amidships. A full-beam, open beach club to the aft of the yacht will provide the perfect space from which to enjoy daytime watersports.
There will be more than 395 square metres of deck space over four decks and a number of stunning design features including an infinity swimming pool, three levels of outdoor lounging and dining areas and two Jacuzzis.
“We are thrilled about this project,” says Vitruvius Yachts Managing Director Veerle Battiau. “Advanced design from Vitruvius and the well-established quality of Turquoise combine in VY80 to realise an exciting new vision of yachting at its best: bold new design focused strongly on individual lifestyle choice.”