CCN & AES Yacht Building First Explorer M/Y Day’s
Published: Wednesday, 19 October 2016
CCN Yachting, in cooperation with the Turkish shipyard AES Yacht unveils their latest sold project – M/Y Day’s. The full custom 68m superyacht is part of the all new explorer vessel Ice Yachts range.
(Photos: CNN Yachting - M/Y Day’s)
The delivery of this unit is expected in the first half of 2018. The yacht is currently under construction at AES Yacht shipyard.
CCN Yachts is a part of CCN Investment Holding. CCN Yachts decided to built 68m M/Y Day’s as the first unit of Ice Yachts, which ranges between 65 and 75m, in collaboration with AES Yacht shipyard.
The joint venture works together with the internationally awarded Italian design studio – Hot Lab Yacht & Design – for the interior and exterior design in order to create a brand new project for a private client. The experienced Turkish company Endaze Marine Engineering has been named for the naval architecture of the vessel.
The project management for the client’s side is carried out by Jacques Potgieter and Iain Flockhart. With their extensive sea-going and operational management experience in the industry, their input is vital to ensure that the vessel is being built to an acceptable “industry standard” and that it would be functional, safe and cost-effective to operate and maintain. This was made easy by them being involved in the preliminary stages of the project more than six months before any steel was cut.
CCN Yachts and the client appointed Burgess as central agency for brokerage. Burgess is responsible for marketing and the sale of the project M/Y Day’s and future projects, which include another, soon to be unveiled, explorer yacht of a size between 70 and 75m.
“CCN Yachts has taken its first step on the path to becoming one of the leading yacht construction and operation companies of Turkey in 2015, with the experiences acquired by CCN Holding in different fields. It has started its projects without compromising from the route of CCN Holding based on quality and trust understanding,” says CCN Investment Holding Group President Ali Onur Yavuz.
Part of Ice Yachts Explorer Vessels all-new range, M/Y Day’s accommodates 12 guests including Owners. The Owner’s area occupies the entire upper deck and is characterised by a spacious cabin forward. The apartment-like feel is created by the use of large continuous full height windows all around, two large wardrobes, two generous en-suite bathrooms, a gym and a massage room are also present.
The guest area is on the main deck with three big VIP cabins, one guest cabin with single beds and an additional supernumerary cabin. All guest cabins are equipped with en-suite bathrooms and a walking closet. Generous crew accommodation is provided for up to 18 crew on the lower deck, plus Captain’s cabin on the bridge deck.
The yacht comprises of five decks with the total length being 68m, while the beam is 13m. The internal volume is impressive, at more than 1,800GRT.
The interior spaces are characterised by a minimalistic design with an elegant and warm feeling due to the use of refined materials where the natural light is the main element.
Two large tenders are present in the lower deck garage, while a helipad is located forward on the bridge deck. The beach club with shower and head is on the lower deck, and a large pool welcomes you at the entrance of the main deck.
The yard and yacht designer gave particular attention to the Owner's privacy developing a private and direct access to the sky-lounge business meeting room from the exterior tender arrival position. The Owner will use the yacht both for leisure and business and the layout has taken this into consideration.
CCN Yachts and AES Yacht selected trusted international suppliers as partners of this new range, which will include more projects in the years to come.
“Before the production phase, we have been absolutely meticulous during the design stage of the project, and every single item has carefully liaised together with CCN Yachting,” says AES Yacht General Coordinator Alperen Agbas. “Prior to equipment selection, we visited many of the related suppliers in their factories and facilities in order to check their production facilities and assess their quality. We visited numerous facilities in Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. During the design phase, together with Endaze Marine Engineering, we have amalgamated our resources together by working with Van Oossanen and Van Cappellen. The purpose of all these meticulous consultations is for the company to be competitive with the leading mega yacht shipyards of the global market”.
“The steel blocks of the yacht have been completed and assembled in our shed which is in Tuzla Shipyard Zone. All but one (the final aft block) of the steel hull blocks are finished, and already assembled. Half of the aluminium superstructure has been completed. We aim to finish all ‘hot works’ by December 2016,” he adds. “The estimated delivery time of the project is the first half of 2018 for the vessel to be presented in Monaco Yacht Show 2018. In the meantime, we have prepared a mock-up of one of the VIP cabins with all hard finishes. As you could see from the short specs, all the equipment has been selected and ordered from reputable international brands and suppliers. This is very important for us to underline”.