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Mengi Yay launches 42m flagship sailing yacht NB99

13 April 2021By Miranda Blazeby

Turkish yard Mengi Yay has launched its 42.5 metre flagship sailing yacht known as NB99.

The sailing superyacht was launched on April 5 at the builder's Istanbul facility where it will remain while sea trials take place.

Built from a steel hull and aluminium composite superstructure, NB99 features naval architecture and exterior design by Ginton Naval Architects. The interior meanwhile comes from the boards of Rush Design.

NB99 was commissioned in May 2019 byrepeat client looking to upgrade their current 34 metre sailing yacht named L'Aquila. Due for delivery in 2021, NB99 will be the largest sailing yacht built by Mengi Yay, topping the 42 metre Gweilo.

Accommodation will be for up to 10 guests in five cabins, with a further three cabins sleeping up to six crewmembers.

Power will come from a 911hp Yanmar engine with a maximum speed of 14.6 knots and a cruising speed of 13.5 knots. The sailing yacht will have a beam of nine metres and a four metre draft.

Construction is set to take 24 months with delivery slated for 2021

The project follows the launch of Mengi Yay's 44 metre Project Virtus which hit the water at the end of July 2019.

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