Turkish shipyard RMK Marine has partnered with Canada-based studio ER Yacht Design to announce the construction of a new 65 metre custom superyacht, temporarily named ER65.
Due for completion in 2025, the vessel has been designed with long-range cruising and go-anywhere capabilities in mind. The 1,374 GT yacht will be built to Lloyds ice-class standards and will be one of a rare few to carry the title of Polar Code Category B - Ice Class PC 6.
To complement her explorer nature, ER65 will boast a helipad with a refuelling station and a dedicated tender hangar complete with a watertight compartment to store a deep-water submarine.
The yacht’s clean and minimalist design comes courtesy of the Vancouver-based studio ER Yacht Design, which will handle the interiors also.
“This is the kind of project that a yacht designer waits for all his life,” said Ivan Erdevecki, founder of ER Yacht Design. “The owner specifically requested a custom-designed, long-range, go-anywhere project for an expedition motor yacht, with style and an elegant timeless, classic look, that I was very happy to land on my desk.”
Accommodation is offered for 12 guests with a crew of 20. Spread over five decks, ER65 will boast a long list of amenities including a library, sauna, gym massage room and medical facilities. Alongside her helicopter, the yacht will also have two eight metre custom-built aluminium expedition tenders.
Once delivered, ER65 will become the flagship of the RMK Marine fleet. The commercial division of the yard has built and delivered a number of shipyards over 150 metres, including numerous ice-classed vessels.
“For this reason our shipyard is the perfect fit for a project such as ER65,” said Özgür Numan, yacht department director at RMK Marine. “When we first saw the general arrangements and the profile of the yacht, we simply fell in love with its elegance and graceful sheer line. We are very excited about the idea of building this craft."
The yard has at least two projects for sale, both due to launch next year: the 65 metre RMK 65M and the 50 metre RMK 5000 Evo Explorer. The keel of the ER65 will be laid during the third quarter of 2022.