New Vitruvius Yachts 80m project with Turquoise


Vitruvius Yachts has announced an 80m project to be built by Turquoise Yachts. This is one of the first new builds for the brand focused on its “lifestyle strategy”.

This 80m motor yacht is the largest Vitruvius so far. It is a yacht with exceptionally wellproportioned and balanced lines with discrete design characteristics of the Vitruvius Yachts style. VY80 is deigned to provide generous living space onboard, while retaining a sense of intimacy. A landmark project, it 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 realised under the Vitruvius Yachts name. “This is an exciting project which fully encapsulates our focus on the yachting lifestyle,” says Mehmet Karabeyoglu, CEO of Turquoise. “It captures a vision that Mohammed and I share.”

The profile of the VY80 has the distinctive lines of the Vitruvius “family feeling”, with a streamlined design, and sensation of transparency in the superstructure through substantial use of glass in the living space. An owner’s deck below the sundeck is comprised of a generous owner’s salon, office and stateroom, with a private terrace and Jacuzzi forward. In total, 12 guests are accommodated, in six suites, plus 21 crew. A gym with adjoining spa with sauna, hammam and plunge pool will have remarkable views of the waterline via a floor-to-ceiling window amidships. A full-beam, open beach club to the aft of the yacht will provide the perfect space from which to enjoy daytime watersports. There will be more than 395sqm of deck space over four decks, and a number of stunning design features including 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 realise an exciting new vision of yachting at its best: bold new design focused strongly on individual lifestyle choice”.