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Mengi Yay delivers 42m flagship sailing yacht L'Aquila

21 June 2021• Written by Miranda Blazeby

Turkish yard Mengi Yay has delivered the 42.5 metre flagship sailing yacht L'Aquila to its owner. 

It comes after the sailing superyacht was launched on April 5 2021 at the builder's Istanbul facility. Built from a steel hull and aluminium composite superstructure, L'Aquila features naval architecture and exterior design by Ginton Naval Architects. The interior meanwhile comes from the boards of Rush Design.

L'Aquila was commissioned in May 2019 by a repeat client looking to upgrade their previous 34 metre sailing yacht also named L'Aquila. L'Aquila is now 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 comes 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.

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