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53 Metre Turquoise Project Tala Begins Outfitting

22 October 2020By Miranda Blazeby

Turquoise Yachts' 53 metre in-build superyacht Project Tala has proceeded to the yard's Istanbul facility to begin outfitting. 

It comes after the hull and the superstructure of the yacht were built and joined at Turquoise's Kocaeli facility.

Scheduled for delivery in March 2022, Project Tala features an interior penned by Miami-based studio DeBasto Designs.

The yacht packs an "extraordinary" 720GT volume into her length, according to the Turkish shipyard, with an owner's suite and VIP forward on the main deck and four further guest suites on the lower deck.

Tala is scheduled for delivery in 2021

“With Tala’s enormous volume my objective was to make the exterior less bulky and give a feeling of a forward dynamic movement, rather than a static feel,” designer Luiz DeBasto previously said. “I wanted the design to show movement and purpose from any angle. I achieved this with the long ascending line from the swim platform all the way up to the mast and down to the pilothouse windshield.”

Turquoise says the interior design is "sophisticated but practical as well as elegant and comfortable". Large windows promise a light, bright feeling inside with semi-precious woods and materials providing contrast.

Tala has been sold

A beach club, complete with sauna, gym and dive store, opens on to the big swim platform, which features a lowering section to give easy access to the water. At the top of Tala, the sun deck is set up for all-weather use with a considerable hardtop covering a bar and BBQ, forward of which is the spa pool.

The captain is quartered behind the wheelhouse, with the rest of the crew on the lower deck in five double cabins and one single. Turquoise says crew circulation throughout has been kept completely separate from guest areas.

Powered by twin Caterpillar C32 1,300hp engines, Tala is expected to reach a top speed of around 15 knots.