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First Look: Mengi Yay’s 45m superyacht Aquarius

Fleet New-Build
Written by
Charl van Rooy

Recently delivered and having been cruising in Turkey this past summer, the 45-metre Aquarius by Mengi Yay is set to shine new light on the Turkish shipyard with its innovative features, guest-friendly deck spaces, and industry standard finishing.

The wooden hulled yacht is engineered by Ginton Naval Architects in the Netherlands, and measures 9 metres across, drawing only 2,5 metres.

Her eclectic interior is the work of Autoban & BTA Design. The main saloon is stylishly finished and leads out onto the exterior deck where two fold-down balconies await.

The master suite forward on main deck is not exactly full beam throughout, as two private fixed balconies, one on each side, take up some of the space. This sacrifice is certainly worth the interior space lost when considering the view and fresh sea breeze that can be enjoyed without having to leave the comfort of one’s suite. Four additional ensuite guest cabins can be found on the lower deck.

Two quadski’s are stowed on the bridge deck aft.

One of the most remarkable features onboard has got to be the full-beam, three way-opening beach club. A space such as this is more common on mush larger yachts, but Mengi Yay and designerOğuzhan Güler managed to create a luxurious and well thought out beachenvironment that will set Aquarius apart from other yachts in this size range.

Powered by twin CAT C32 1450 hp engines, Aquarius is able to reach a top speed of 15 knots.

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