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85m explorer Project Victorious launched in Turkey

8 April 2021By Miranda Blazeby

The long-awaited 85 metre explorer Project Victorious has finally hit the water in Turkey.

Images: AK Yachts/ H2 Yacht Design

The yacht was launched today (April 8) at AK Yachts after first arriving in Turkey in June 2016. The keel of the project was first laid back in 2006.

Featuring exterior design by Michael Leach Design and interiors by H2 Yacht Design, Victorious first started life fourteen years ago in Northern Chile as a 77 metre explorer.

After the shipyard ran into difficulty, Victorious was bought again and spent two years under construction in New Zealand. The project again stalled and was left unfinished until it piqued the interest of a new owner in 2016.

At this point, the stern was extended by six metres to accommodate an indoor pool in the beach club and a two metre bowsprit was added, bringing the final length to 85 metres.

Key features include an upper deck complete with a sky lounge, cocktail lounge, observation saloon and dining room, a helipad at the bow and a Jacuzzi on the aft deck.

Elsewhere, Victorious boasts a 200 square metre beach club with a gym, massage room, hammam and heated swimming pool and a 10-seat cinema.

The massive 2,300GT interior includes a total of 11 guest suites; five on the main deck, four on the lower deck and two on the bridge deck.

Read more about the design journey behind this long-awaited project on the Virtual BOAT Show.

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