Opportunity to view superyachts M and Karia at WSA in Istanbul

2013-04-25By Malcolm MacLean

VIP guests to the World Superyachts Awards on Saturday, May 4th, will have the opportunity to view two superb examples of Turkish-built motor yachts.

Firstly, the owner of Bilgin’s 40m motor yacht M is bringing her to Istanbul specifically for the event.

Delivered in 2012, H2 designed both the exterior and interior for an experienced yacht owner who was looking for a more distinctive yacht. With its reverse X-bow the exterior is a combination of sharp creases and clean flowing shapes, maximising the interior accommodation without sacrificing its aggressive style.

The interior is fresh and modern without looking minimalistic and combines rich maccasser and zebrano woods with warm leathers and fabrics.

Sleeping eight guests in four double staterooms and with her zero speed stabilizers, M offers the highest standards of luxury and comfort. Her asking price is €8 million at Yachting Partners International (YPI).

Then there's the 45m motor yacht Karia, listed for sale by Burgess and Merle Wood & Associates asking €19 million.

Delivered in 2012, Karia was built by RMK Marine to a design by Ron Holland and is Lloyds classed and MCA compliant, accommodating 12 guests in six staterooms. Twin 1300hp Caterpillar engines give her a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 10 knots. She's no stranger to the awards, having won a Judges' commendation at the 2012 event.