Four new build projects underway at Tansu Yachts
by Sophia Heath
Tansu Yachts has revealed that it has four new-build projects under construction at its yard in Istanbul. The Turkish yacht builder discussed the builds during a press conference at the Monaco Yacht Show.
Two builds are in the final stages of construction —39.3 metre Cutlass and 43.7 metre Cyclone. Tansu Yachts collaborated with Diana Yacht Design on _Cutlass, _which will be launched in the spring and will be at next year’s Monaco Yacht Show.
Riza Tansu of Tansu Yachts revealed that Cutlass will feature an “improved hull” in comparison to Bartender, which was delivered by the yard in 2011. “We super tuned it and ended up with a more economic, healthy hull,” he added.
Cutlass will be a similar layout to Bartender but will have internal rather than external stairs to upper deck as well as a large beach club. “We are not trying to put a palace on the water, boats should be like a beach house,” Tansu said.
Tansu explained that he liked to build on spec and use his yachts before selling them so that he can truly get to know them.
“As an industrial designer, you have to try your design every day,” Tansu said. “With yachts it is pretty difficult – it's the owners boat. You have to live on board to understand the owner. I feel I have to sleep on board one season or half season.”
The two other builds — 38.4 metre Le Tre Sorelle and the 39.1 metre Echo-R — are using Tansu Yacht’s newly introduced Tigershark platform. The concept allows clients to put their own stamp on a tested hull with different layout configurations available.
The first new order using the design, 38 metre superyacht Tigershark One, was signed in December 2014 and is due to be deliver in 2016.
Tansu Yachts has its 2011 launched 36.4m superyacht Bartender on display at the Monaco Yacht Show 2015. The explorer yacht won a Neptune trophy at the 2012 ShowBoats International Design awards. Bartender is now for sale with Edmiston and Northrop & Johnson and is asking €7.8 million.