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24m in-build explorer yacht Ice approaches delivery

15 September 2022• Written by Katia Damborsky

Turkish shipyard Soyaslan has revealed further details of its in-build 24 metre explorer Ice ahead of her launch in the coming weeks.

The explorer yacht project was started by the Istanbul-based shipyard 14 months ago and has been conceived as a rugged explorer complete with a steel hull that meets ice-class standards.

“In the regulations surrounding sub-24 metre vessels there is no ice-class designation. However, we challenged ourselves and satisfied ice-class regulations nonetheless,” explained Soyaslan founder Can Soyaslan.

The project has been built using high tensile steel with an ice belt and heat-resistant glass and will feature an air conditioning system designed to warm the interior as well as cool.

The yacht has an expected range of 4,000 miles at 10.5 knots with ​​a 24,000 litre fuel capacity.

Interior design comes from Marmaris-based studio BAZ Design. Onboard highlights include a sundeck with sofa seating and a sunbed, while the aft deck below offers a bar and additional relaxation spot. Here, there is also space for a tender of around five metres that can be craned up.

On the main deck aft, there is a dining space for eight, which offers access to a swim platform where guests can easily access the water. There is space for an additional tender here, or a Jet Ski, depending on what her owner prefers.

The yacht’s owner is an experienced yachtsman and repeat Soyaslan client who had previously ordered a 49 metre yacht. Ice will form the first in a series of 24 metre yachts offered by the yard.

Ice was built for an experienced owner, who shared a lot of valuable feedback with us,” added Soyaslan. “The result is a yacht which we are proud to offer as a semi-series model. Discerning customers can order their own 24 metre Ice yacht, finished to their own custom requirements. I think she can satisfy any experienced boat owner who gives credit to technical superiority and wants smooth, stable and secure cruising.”

Ice has a conventional layout with a full-beam owner’s cabin on the main deck and a further three double cabins and a twin on the lower deck – all with opening portholes for natural ventilation. There is crew accommodation for three.

The yacht is due to hit the water in the coming weeks, following which she is expected to see delivery before the end of 2022.

“Our engineering team has played a key role in working around supply-chain bottlenecks and material shortages. We believe she will be one of the toughest explorer yachts on the market,” said Soyaslan.

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