Serenity Yachts has relaunched the 50-metre Thanuja in Antalya, Turkey after an extensive two-year rebuild project.
Construction of the vessel began in 2021 and what started out as a refit ended up as a full-blown rebuild. The yacht was gutted and stripped down to bare metal and extended by eight metres with an entirely new interior and exterior layout.
Structural changes, in addition to the extension, also included a new aluminium superstructure and a new steel hull block, with design completed by iYachts.
On deck, the shipyard installed new stainless steel hardware and handrails with the teak decking entirely replaced, while the technical spaces were also redone with a new engine room, new equipment and new bow and stern thrusters. Pipes, cabling, engines and generators were all included in the rebuild effort.
The interior was rethought and redesigned by German studio Katharina Raczek Design (KRD) and included both new guest and new crew areas. "Except for some fan coils and a few navigational units, everything was renewed," a spokesperson for the shipyard said.
The project was commissioned by a German owner who oversaw the design and engineering process together with David White and Zucker & Partners.
Thanuja is powered by a pair of MAN Engines and CAT C4.4 generators. The vessel will go through sea trials in October and be ready for the Mediterranean charter season in 2024.