In-build: Turquoise Yachts' 74m project taking shape
by Chris Jefferies
Exterior styling is courtesy of Studio Vallicelli, while the interior décor was developed by Ken Freivokh, working with a total volume of 1,630GT. As the image below shows, the steel hull is complete and the aluminium superstructure is starting to take shape. The yard expects that the yacht will be structurally complete by the end of August.
“The design focus is on classical elegance,” Freivokh said. “The idea is to achieve a layout that has complete integration between the decks and key internal spaces — with everything designed to maximise the continuity of the yacht’s lines as well as long sightlines.”
Accommodation is for up to 12 guests split across six staterooms including an upper deck owner's suite that stretches over nearly 100 square metres of deck space and comes complete with a private balcony and Jacuzzi. Other star features include a touch-and-go helipad, fold-out beach club, steam room, massage room, seven metre swimming pool and a central lobby that encompasses a multi-level atrium and a spiral staircase.
The bright and welcoming interior uses carefully selected materials such as marbles and granites, mirror gloss lacquers and hand-picked leathers, while the custom-designed furniture comes from the likes of Fendi, Minotti, Giorgetti and B&B Italia.
Meanwhile, the crew quarters are suitable for a staff of up to 18 people and the sizeable garage is large enough to house three Pascoe tenders measuring up to ten metres as well as several superyacht water toys.
There is a risk that a four-deck yacht such as this can look bulky, but exterior designer Alessandro Vallicelli has been careful to diminish this effect.
“Visually, the decks decrease progressively towards the aft end creating a profile with strong diagonal lines that create harmony between the superstructure shapes and the hull,” he explains.
Details of the drivetrain are yet to be disclosed, but it is understood that this yacht will have a top speed of 17 knots and a maximum range of 7,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Turkish yard include a 56 metre classically-styled explorer yacht, which is also due to hit the water in 2019, and the 77 metre flagship Project NB63 — set for an imminent launch.