Bodrum-based builder Aegean Yacht has announced that construction has begun on its latest project: a 39m classic-inspired sailing yacht designed entirely in-house, with lines reminiscent of a traditional Turkish Gulet.
The motorsailer is being constructed to RINA class with a steel hull and oakwood interiors with decks made from Iroko timber. The yacht will have a draft of 3.5 metres and two aluminium masts with winches from Antal Sail and BAMAR furling systems.
A beam of 8.5 metres provides spacious accommodations for up to 10 guests and six crew. Interiors are designed in a contemporary style with light woodwork and a neutral colour palette. Outdoor highlights on deck include al fresco lounges and a dining space, plus storage for two tenders forward at the bow.
When not under sail, the yacht is powered by two, IMO tier III-compliant MAN engines producing 1,200hp for a top speed of 13 knots.
The shipyard has now announced that the yacht will set sail in summer 2023, together with its other in-build project 66 metre Haila. Penned by Red Yacht Design, Haila will supersede the yard’s current flagship, The Langley, which measures 57 metres LOA and was delivered in 2009.