Turkish shipyard Turquoise Yachts has just revealed its newest yacht: Jewels, a 174-ft long yacht.
During the pre-design process, the owner of Jewels who often visited Turquoise Yachts, maintained close communication with the builder's Istanbul-based interior and project teams. As a part of customization, a visit to the city's surroundings was made to explore remarkable places for purchasing exotic textiles, marble, and other desired interior elements.
In fact, the owner visited Turquoise Yachts' suppliers and personally selected the materials. The outcome is Jewels, which testifies to the close collaboration between the shipyard, the designers, and the owner.
Entertainment for all
According to Luiz DeBasto, the principal of DeBasto Designs, the sundeck area will provide round-the-clock amusement with a hot tub, mats for sunbathing, television, sitting room, bar, as well as sufficient unfilled area.
H2 Yacht Design's James Bermudez pointed out that the yacht's appearance had been set during the early stages of design, and the client requested a traditional aesthetic that harmonizes classic teak woodwork with embellished gold inlays, beveled mirrors, colorful textiles and decorative stone.
Jewels features a luxurious interior with refined details and exceptional craftsmanship. The yacht has a unique and highly customized overall layout, utilizing all available space to maximize guest accommodations. Five staterooms occupy the lower deck, replacing the area originally designated for the beach club with an additional enclosure.
The main deck has a classic arrangement consisting of a primary salon, a capacious owner's suite, and a VIP suite. The bridge deck features an extension with a couple of extra lodgings located between the bridge and the upper salon capable of housing eighteen guests in nine staterooms. It provides commodious areas outside that are ideal for entertaining or organizing private gatherings.
The owner's suite is luxurious
The spacious owner's suite has teak window surrounds and flamed mahogany door architraves, with knotty sycamore bulkhead panels. All these are finished in a glossy lacquer with gold inlay and the furnishings have golden accents with warm honey-colored onyx. The bathroom boasts amazonite marble panels against a backdrop of giallo siena stone which is complemented by teak woodwork and gleaming fixtures.
The guest cabins on the lower deck are adorned with gold textiles mixed with teak and walnut veneers in various shades of green, purple, and red. The decorative themes in the bathrooms are continued with the use of marble in striking hues and golden details.
In terms of maritime activities, Jewels carries a 21 ft. luxury tender along with a 14 ft. rescue tender, as well as a pair of jet skis and Seabobs.
The details are quite opulent
A formal lounge with richly decorated furnishings is situated behind the main salon. The common areas of the main deck are linked by golden giallo siena marble floors. The formal dining room is located in front of the salon, and is accompanied by cabinetry and large turquoise-tinted windows that complement the furniture and draperies. In general, there is a feeling of luxuriousness throughout.
On the bridge deck, the upper saloon provides an informal view by being more open, reinforced in part by the architecture and full-beam windows, and their connection to the outdoor space aft. Here, the color scheme features French blue, combined with shiny fabrics, complemented by the use of additional mahogany frame panels and glowing trim.
A work of art, the interior staircase links the three decks amidships by combining burl wood, giallo siena marble, custom-designed carpets, decorative mirrors, and gilded balustrades.
Jewels provides significant interior and exterior space like larger yachts, with a weight of 720 GT. The vessel has two 1,300-hp Caterpillar C32 engines, which enable it to reach a top speed of 15 knots.
Text: Amura ± Photo: Turquoise Yachts