Royal Craft presents sailing yacht 60 Years at the Monaco Yacht Show
by Raphael Montigneaux
Little was known about the motorsailer 60 Years before the opening of the Monaco Yacht Show, and she's one of the surprises of this year's event.
Delivered at the beginning of summer, 60 Years is the first superyacht from the Turkish yard Royal Craft. RINA classed, built in steel with naval architecture of Alparslan Tekogul, the 45.72 metre motorsailer achieves an high level of construction quality. Melih Uzel, project manager of 60 Years, confirms that every detail follows the wishes of the owner.
With a Gross Tonnage of 273 GRT, 60 Years offers large volumes for the guests, and also for the crew. The elegant interior, designed by Dara Kirmizitoprak, offers atypical solutions like a panoramic lounge in place of the traditional wheelhouse (a retractable station is craftily hidden). She accommodates eight guests in a full-beam master, a VIP, and two twin cabins. The crew is composed of six members.
Another feature on 60 Years is the quality of the engine room. Powered by two 651hp Volvo engines, the yacht reaches a top speed of 13.5 knots, a cruising speed of 11 knots and a range of 1,500 nautical miles.
It's rare to see this level of quality for a yard's first yacht. And Royal Craft will not stop there. This project having been delivered, the yard has confirmed that they have already finished the engineering development of a larger motor yacht, and her construction should start soon. We'll give you more details in the near future.