Turkish yard Cizgi Yacht will next week launch its 42 metre motor yacht E&E, which offers the range of an expedition yacht with the luxury of prodigious volume.
‘The boat is very high, more than 17 metres above the waterline. She has to be very light at the top and heavy at the bottom in order to give the maximum stability and comfort to the boat,’ says Sansal Ilgun, owner’s representative and project co-ordinator for E&E.
To ensure stability, Vripack designed the yacht's exteriors to be constructed from four carefully calculated materials. The wheelhouse and navigation mast are made of a light composite, the upper deck is aluminium, the hull is steel and her very bottom is iron. This bottom-up construction has kept the 487 gross tonne, five-deck yacht extremely stable during tank tests conducted in Holland.
Attention was also paid to minimising vibration, employing the services of a world expert on the subject and using high-quality insulation materials. The result is a yacht that allows those onboard to cruise and explore in a comfortable and spacious environment.
‘This is a cruising yacht really, if you like you can make 4,500 miles without any replenishment of fuel, but it is a superyacht with little vibration or noise,’ says Ilgun.
Comfort is also amply achieved in the yacht’s interiors by Art-Line, which marry warm woods, hammered metals and a variety of other materials in a technically complex but aesthetically flawless design.
With a 9.2 metre beam, E&E accommodates 10 guests in one master, two double and two twin cabins, and her crew section – sleeping 13 – complies with new IMO, MCA, Solas and Marshall Islands commercial yacht codes.
She is powered by twin 750hp Caterpillar engines and has a cruising speed of 11 knots and a maximum speed of 14 knots.
The yacht will be launched in Istanbul on 9 August and her debut will be at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.
E&E is listed for sale by Burgess and Oceanstyle.