It’s a GO: On Board Turquoise Yachts’ Flagship
A star of the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show, Turquoise Yachts’ flagship GO made a striking impression at her world premiere: a 77 metre superyacht dressed in a distinctive turquoise-coloured hull that pays tribute to her builder’s name. H2 Yacht Design was responsible for conceiving what the yard calls “a modern classic”, from the fluidly sinuous exterior lines to the interior theme of “water in motion”.
Started on spec, GO was the London design studio’s seventh collaboration with the Turkish shipyard. Featuring a distinguishable midship arch and balconies, her exterior styling is a sleek evolution of its previous design for the yard, 73 metre Vicky, launched in 2012.
The arrangement created by H2 and Turquoise spans five decks, accommodating 18 guests and 20 crew. A spacious 162 square metre beach club with a bar, lounge and massage room is a highlight. Wide shell doors connect the club to the sea on three sides. Just forward on this deck is a 12-metre garage that harbours the tenders, which also sport the yacht’s signature colour.
The main deck hosts the guest staterooms, each with a generous marble-clad bathroom, as well as the main living and dining areas. The owners have their own space one deck up, featuring a stateroom enveloped in large expanses of curved glass with forward-facing views over their private spa pool and the touch-and-go helipad. Higher still is the bridge deck. Aft of the pilothouse is teak-floored gym with zero threshold doors that open seamlessly to the outside deck, which, with its loose furniture, can be transformed into a disco/dance floor. Finally, up top, the sundeck’s pièce de résistance is a cleverly disguised waterfall that cascades from the forward part of the radar mast into a five-metre swimming pool.
The design soon caught the attention of a client, and the project was purchased approximately 15 months before it launched. “When the owner bought the yacht, he kept the general arrangement plan but decided to up the ante on the decor and make it more lush. We only had three months to do the redesign,” H2 principal Jonny Horsfield told BOAT International.
Splashes of turquoise connect the interior to the sea amid a clean backdrop of white leather and Thassos marble. The colours, fabrics, metallic finishes, textiles and stonework all contribute to the “water in motion” theme. After the owner got involved, more mirror-polished stainless steel details and inlays were added that mimic flowing water. An edge-lit floating panel system allows for mood lighting as well as integrating art throughout the yacht.
Far and away, the most stunning interior piece is the custom sculpture by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. Called “Sea Spray Chandelier”, it comprises 469 separate hand blown glass “icicles” in shades of the sea. The 5.5-metre artwork extends from the bridge deck to the main deck in the central lobby’s stairwell, enhanced by a mirrored surround.
GO’s unique hull colour and swooping exterior lines give the yacht a wow factor from afar, but with her detailed appointments and high level of luxury she proves even more breathtaking from up close.
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