Turquoise Yachts 66m NL233 Design Unveiled
Published: Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Turkish shipyard Turquoise Yachts invited Italian designer Nuvolari Lenard to work on the exterior and interior of its new 66-metre NL233 motoryacht.
(Photos: Turquoise Yachts - 66m NL233)
The model is a sporty machine designed with fast fluid lines that extend from her vertical bow all the way to the stern. Typical of Nuvolari Lenard designs is a continuity that makes the yacht appear as if it is all of one piece — where the hull and superstructure form a seamless line.
“It is impossible to have a nicely proportioned design by separating the hull and the superstructure,” says Carlo Nuvolari. “Beautiful buildings and automobiles are composed of integrated parts; so should a yacht be.”
NL233 has a sweeping sundeck that offers a flexible Mediterranean living area, which can be protected from wind and weather via glass partitions. Other notable features are the luxurious beach club adjacent to the swimming platform and a generous garage for a yacht of this size — capable of handling two 8+ metre tenders as well as jet skis and other toys.
NL233 Technical specifications:
LOA - 66m
Beam overall - 12.16m
Draft - 3.15m
GT - 1,370
Speed (max) - 16 knots approx.
Material - Steel hull and aluminium superstructure
Exterior design - Nuvolari Lenard
Interior design - Nuvolari Lenard
Naval architect - Azure Naval Architects BV
Guest accommodation - a full beam Owners’ suite, four double guests’ cabins, two VIP cabins, a VIP lobby, a main saloon and dining area on main deck, a saloon on upper deck, two external dining areas: on upper deck and sun deck, a sun deck with aft lounge and forward sunbeds & Jacuzzi, a guest lift, an aft beach club with gymnasium, hammam, beauty/massage room with sea terrace, a lounge area on aft main deck with 6.2m swimming pool
Crew accommodation - a Captain’s cabin, eight double crew cabins, one single crew cabin
Tenders and toys - two luxury tenders (8.5m / 27,8ft), a crew tender (6.5m / 21ft), a rescue tender (4,5m / 14,7ft each), jet ski and wave runners
Helideck - non-certificated touch & go