The Turkish shipyard Turquoise Yachts has announced the launch of its latest vessel, the 55.99m (183’8″) explorer yacht BLUE II, also known as the Project Lombok. She was designed by Hoek Naval Architects boasting beautiful classic exterior lines inspired by steamships, however, featuring the latest in engineering and modern-day luxury amenities. Her interiors are modern but with classic influence visible throughout and were designed in collaboration between Hoek Design and Vickers Studio. The owner was represented by Master Yachts.
Accommodation includes six staterooms for up to 12 guests and includes one large owner’s apartment on the main deck, a VIP suite also on the same deck and four additional guest suites on the lower deck. The owner’s apartment also has a private study/office room. Some of the additional special features include a spacious gym and wellness with a sauna, steam room, massage room and a Turkish bath.
BLUE II superyacht is an Ice-classed vessel created with the ability to explorer some of the most remote areas of this globe such as the polar regions and the northwest passage. She is a classic gentleman-style yacht with a striking image, which includes a sturdy ice-class 1B steel hull and an ice-breaking bow.
She is powered by two IMO Tier III diesel-electric propulsion systems and has two 800 kW e-motors attached to a Renk reduction gearbox in addition to the two CAT C32 830 ekW motors. She is also fitted with four Naiad fin stabilisers for additional stability and comfort for her owner and guests onboard. BLUE II is equipped with two large tenders, which are stored under her deck.