Sneak peek: Interior of Turquoise explorer Blue II revealed
Previously known as Project Lombok, Blue II first hit the water in Istanbul in May 12, 2020 after which it spent the summer cruising the Mediterranean.
Blue II's interior décor was developed by Hoek Naval Architects in collaboration with British design studio Vickers.
The interior features subtly classic touches and teak detailing throughout, with intimate cosy indoor spaces contrasting with the expansive open decks. Guests on board have a wide range of relaxation options on board.
In total, this 56 metre explorer yacht has an internal volume of 785GT spread across four decks.
Blue II's exterior design meanwhile comes from André Hoek. Key features include aluminium superstructure and ice classed hull, making the yacht suitable for exploring Polar Regions and navigating the Northwest Passage.
While Hoek’s design is reminiscent of classic steam ships, the yacht itself is packed with all the latest modern technology such as a diesel-electric propulsion system.
Meanwhile, the state-of-the-art satellite communications dome is integrated into the composite funnel, while the canoe stern conceals an extendable boarding platform with retractable stairs for ease of access.
BOAT International's exclusive feature on Blue II will be available to read online from February 11.