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Construction milestone for 40m custom superyacht Aisha

1 May 2024 • Written by Katia Damborsky and Dea Jusufi

The 40-metre custom superyacht Aisha has reached a construction milestone at the Anadolu Shipyard in Turkey – a shipbuilding facility close to Istanbul best known for military vessels. Her hull and superstructure are now complete, with launch scheduled for summer 2025.

Built entirely in aluminium, Aisha has been conceived by Red Yacht Design and is being built for an involved client.

Her hull was turned in November 2023

The yacht will feature exterior and interior design by Red Yacht Design, with naval architecture also by Red in collaboration with Notilus Engineering. Project management is being overseen by Turkish firm Eureka Yachts.

The design phase took nine months with the owner outlining a brief for "substantial interior volume" without compromising on performance.

To achieve this, Red Yacht Design designed a profile with a raised pilothouse, a wide 9.1-metre beam and an open aft deck with unfolding bulwarks.

Fatih Surekli, the co-founder of Red, describes Aisha as a "sporty-looking" yacht that supports the performance of a 40-metre yacht. "We designed the exterior lines using modern, simple yet sophisticated lines. It was our priority to use wide windows," he said.

"The yacht has two vast seating areas at the stern and fore deck. With the opening of the side platforms in the aft section, the beach lounge area is transformed into a very spacious and wide pleasure area, while very functional areas that can be converted into beds for both dining and open-air cinema have been created in the front section," he added.

Accommodation is offered for a maximum of 10 guests, with the design team paying close attention to the lifestyle of the owner to make the best use of the interior space. There is a full-beam master cabin on the main deck, which is equipped with an office and his and hers bathrooms.

The remaining cabins are found on the lower deck, comprising two doubles and two singles with additional Pullman berths. Eight crew can also be accommodated onboard.

Elsewhere, the yacht plays host to a 60-square-metre saloon with a generous lounge, table for breakfast or games and a bar that is connected to the galley.

The layout has been specifically conceived to ensure the owner and family can use the galley to cook while remaining joined to the principal social area.

Aisha is crowned by a 120-square-metre sundeck, which boasts a dining table for 12, a fully equipped bar-cum-barbecue and lounge areas. A service lift also runs between the galley and this deck.

At the owner's request, an extended hardtop was designed to keep most of the area in the shade. However, there is also a sunning area so that guests can make the most out of their cruising grounds.

Aisha will travel at a maximum speed of 19 knots thanks to twin MAN engines. At an economical cruise speed of 15 knots, the yacht’s range will be 1,500 nautical miles.

This follows the reveal of Project Fiducia 86, a Gentleman-style yacht project by FDC Yachts and Red Yacht Design.

Read More/FDC Yachts and Red Yacht Design announce Project Fiducia 86

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Anadolu Shipyard   40 m •  2025

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