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Mengi-Yay launches first Virtus 47 NB101

11 April 2022• Written by Katia Damborsky

Turkish shipyard Mengi-Yay has confirmed the successful launch of its 48 metre NB101, the first hull in the yard’s new Virtus 47 line.

The yacht, which will be officially christened La Vie, is the longest motor yacht built by the yard to date and marks an exciting first for Mengi-Yay's new series.

All photos: Mengi Yay

Final outfitting will be undertaken in the coming weeks at the yard’s Pendik Marintürk Marina facility, with major interior and hardware installation still to come.

La Vie's exterior has been designed by VYD Studio, while interiors come from Italian designer Leonardo Santi Design. Naval architecture is by Ginton Naval Architects. Key features include a large owner’s apartment alongside a huge main saloon with twin unfolding balconies.

The owner’s cabin also features an unfolding balcony as standard, but prospective owners looking to buy a Virtus 47 can remove this feature at their request.

There are plenty of customisation options on offer with this model, including the option of a transverse or longitudinal tender garage, different pool and jacuzzi configurations and even the positioning of the superstructure.

Owners can also choose their interior designer. To this end, Red Yacht Design is developing the interiors on the two other Virtus 47 hulls under construction: the NB100 and the NB102.

The 47.2 metre NB102 will launch in the coming months, while the 47.3 metre NB100 will hit the water next year.

It comes after the sale of the first two Virtus 47 hulls was announced in February 2021.