Vitruvius Yachts plans new 262-foot motoryacht

Vitruvius Yachts said its new 262-foot motoryacht will be built by Turquoise Yachts.
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Vitruvius Yachts said its new 262-foot motoryacht will be built by Turquoise Yachts.

The London-based superyacht design company said the yacht — its largest to date — is one of the first new builds for the brand that will be focused on what it called its “lifestyle strategy.” Vitruvius said the VY80 is designed to provide generous living space onboard while retaining a sense of intimacy.

The yacht is one of the first new build projects announced by Turquoise since Dr. Mohammed Al Barwani acquired a majority stake in the shipyard. It is also the largest of Philippe Briand’s designs to be realized under the Vitruvius name.

“This is an exciting project which fully encapsulates our focus on the yachting lifestyle,” Turquoise CEO Mehmet Karabeyoglu said in a statement. “It captures a vision that Mohammed and I share.”

An owner’s deck below the sundeck is composed of an owner’s salon, office and stateroom, with a private terrace and a Jacuzzi forward. The yacht can accommodate 12 guests in six suites, plus 21 crewmembers.

A gym with adjoining spa with sauna, hammam and plunge pool will have views of the waterline via a floor-to-ceiling window amidships.

There will be more than 395 square meters of space over four decks. Design features include an infinity swimming pool, three levels of outdoor lounging and dining areas, and two Jacuzzis.

“We are thrilled about this project,” said Veerle Battiau, managing director of Vitruvius Yachts. “Advanced design from Vitruvius and the well established quality of Turquoise combine in VY80 to realize an exciting new vision of yachting at its best: bold new design focused strongly on individual lifestyle choice.”

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