Exclusive: Sarp Yachts to build project Nacre 55
by Chris Jefferies
The 55.3 metre all-aluminium yacht will be built in Antalya to a design by Milanese studio Hot Lab with an interior volume totalling 750GT. Fully ABS and MCA compliant, Nacre 55 is due for completion in autumn 2020.
Emre Sandan, shipyard manager at Sarp Yachts, told Boat International: “We can easily finance these kind of projects ourselves."
Accommodation is for up to 12 guests split across six cabins including a full-beam owner’s stateroom and a double VIP cabin on the main deck. This area can be isolated to provide an owner’s apartment - ideal for the immediate family, a security guard, personal physician, or if the owner and their partner prefer to sleep separately.
Below decks, two further full-beam cabins will boost Nacre 55’s charter appeal, while two twin cabins complete the guest accommodation. Meanwhile six crew cabins and a bridge deck captain’s cabin allow for a staff of up to 13 people.
Sarp has allowed plenty of scope for customisation - for example the skylounge could be arranged as a home cinema or as a highly sociable conversation space with four L-shaped sofas facing inwards. Whichever option is selected, the private side decks will be easily accessible through sliding glass doors, thus providing an ideal spot for enjoying an evening cigar.
Al fresco relaxation options are plentiful - the superyacht sundeck boasts elevator access, a rectangular spa pool, day head, shaded bar area and an outdoor shower area, while the split foredeck includes a larger spa pool, and the beach club boasts a gym and sliding glass doors in the transom.
Power will come from a pair of 1,500hp engines, supplied by either Caterpillar or MTU, for a top speed of 15.5 knots. When trimmed back to 13 knots, Nacre 55 will boast a transatlantic cruising range of 4,500 nautical miles.
Other projects currently under development at the Turkish yard include the 63 metre explorer yacht concept Aouda, which was also designed by Hot Lab.