Turkish shipyard AES Yacht has presented new designs for a 50-metre superyacht with a gross tonnage under 500 GT.
Named AES 50, the displacement yacht has been envisioned with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure and would be powered by twin Caterpillar engines to deliver a top speed of 14.5 knots trimmed back to 11.5 knots cruising.
The yacht's modern exterior has been designed in-house, defined by a grey hull with elongated curves and winged segments of the superstructure that serve as viewpoints for guests and crew on the bridge deck.
The AES 50 features an open waterfront beach club area with a recessed dip pool flanked by lounge chairs. The design suggests that part of the swim platform will be able to lower hydraulically into the water, allowing easy access into the sea. From the beach club, twin sets of steps lead up to a glass-fronted cockpit seating area that benefits from shade from the deck above.
The yacht offers a circular dining area for ten on the upper deck aft, with sliding doors leading into the interior skylounge. Forward of this deck is a small Portuguese bridge area, with tender storage found even further forward in the recess of the foredeck.
Meanwhile, the sundeck plays host to a forward pool, shaded seating area and bar, plus an open lounge area on the aft.
AES 50 would have a sizeable nine-metre beam, a draft of 2.5 metres and accommodation for up to 12 guests. Interior renderings are yet to be released.
AES Yacht has worked on a number of other projects at the moment, including construction on 68-metre Ice, which resumed construction last year under the name Days. She is currently listed for sale with Fraser.