Turkish yard Magnolia Yachts has offered a first look on board its newly delivered 24 metre pocket superyacht known as Magnolia One.
The model is the first vessel launched by the Istanbul shipyard and sports a neo-classical design inspired by traditional trawlers with exterior design and naval architecture by Taka Yacht Design. She is built in laminated Acajou mahogany with a dark green hull and wooden accents used for the window frames, rub rail and sundeck.
Wide side decks wrap around the superstructure for a fully-walkaround main deck. A slightly curved transom folds down and serves as a multi-purpose platform on a rise-and-fall mechanism that can be used as a waterside lounge space, a passarelle and a crane for loading provisions.
Stepping up from the swim platform guests are welcomed by a shaded cockpit with U-shaped seating around a table with room for 12 guests. A secondary al fresco dining space and adjacent bar are found on the sundeck beneath the shade of a bimini, with an open aft deck primed for sun lounging and storage for a tender. In the centre is a unique skylight that allows natural light to flood the main saloon below.
Accommodation is for a total of six guests across a full beam owner’s suite, forward VIP and one twin, all on the lower deck. The crew quarters, also on the lower deck, consists of two single cabins. All cabins, including crew, are ensuite.
The midship owner’s cabin makes full use of the boat’s 6.4 metre beam with dark wood floors, natural light oak furniture and white satin lacquer – a theme that continues throughout the interior of the vessel.
The wheelhouse was an important component of the design process and features a central ships wheel and navigation station and access to the foredeck through port and starboard doors. A second cruise station is found above on the flybridge.
A single corridor runs between the flybridge, wheelhouse, galley, crew mess, engine room and lazarette that the crew can use without disturbing the privacy of the owner.
Power comes from two Cummins 610HP QSM11 engines delivering a top speed of 14 knots and a range of 2,200 nautical miles at nine knots. Tenders and toys are stored aft of the upper deck and deployed using an 800kg telescopic crane.
Also underway at the Istanbul shipyard is a 40 metre explorer known as Magnolia Two designed by Gregory C. Marshall.