Turquoise’s 74m NB66 has been officially launched at our Istanbul shipyard! Built for a repeat client, NB66 was launched last week amidst a lush ceremony with attendance of the client and their loved ones! This exciting new yacht features exterior design by A.Vallicelli & C. Yacht Design and interior design by Ken Freivokh. The client has entrusted project management to ACP Surveyors (acpsurveyors.com) and delivery is planned for September.
The client was so kind to share with all Turquoise employees present at the ceremony these words: “I am of the sea. I am happiest when I feel the wind in my hair and the sand in my feet.” And we wish him many such days in his new Turquoise Yacht!
Having just sold 79m Project Toro and with 54m Project Tala scheduled as our next launch, we’re excitedly and confidently looking to the future with yesterday’s launch as yet another milestone.
In regards to 74m NB66’s design, exterior designer Alessandro Valicelli says “Visually, the decks decrease progressively towards the aft end creating a profile with strong diagonal lines that create harmony between the superstructure shapes and the hull.”
NB66 has sleek, elegant external styling by Vallicelli, which deserved an equally special layout and interior. The Ken Freivokh Design team set out to create an innovative, contemporary interior experience with a focus on classical elegance, always aiming to achieve a layout focused on maximum integration between decks and between key internal spaces, all designed to maximize continuity of line and long sightlines.
Large windows add natural light to the salons, dining room and guest’s cabins. The owners’ quarters on the upper deck is wrapped in a continuous window overlooking a private exterior sitting area, inclusive of two side terraces. The rectangular windows on the main deck in the full-beam zone of the hull are drawn with a firmer geometric approach unlike the windows in the master suite and are dimensioned according to their correspondence with the standard and VIP guest cabins.
“The design focus is on classical elegance,” says Ken Freivokh. “The idea is to achieve a layout that has complete integration between the decks and key internal spaces— with everything designed to maximise the continuity of the yacht’s lines as well as long sightlines.”
The central lobby is dominated by a stunning multi-deck atrium, centered on a spiral staircase with the main entrance boasting a double height sculptural space. The yacht’s interior has been designed to be bright and welcoming with a harmonious and balanced scheme. Materials include carefully selected veneers, marbles and granites, and hand-picked leathers.
Panoramic view salons open to the sheltered aft decks, which include lounging, dining and a swimming pool. The accommodation for 14 guests has been conceived for maximum flexibility, with some of the suites capable of opening seamlessly to adjoining suites that convert to private salons.
The yacht features a huge full-beam beach club, which not only opens aft to the swimming platform, but also includes shell doors on either side, which open to become extended platforms to the sea. There is a tender garage with a massive shell door that gives access to a full length 9.6m limousine tender as well as a multi-purpose guest tender, all in addition to a rescue/crew tender forward and garaging for a number of jet skis.
A touch and go area for a helicopter is located on the forward upper deck, from which you can directly access the private owner exterior area furnished with an outdoor dinette, sunbathing cushions and/or a Jacuzzi.