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Construction underway on 43m Mengi-Yay flagship sailing yacht L’Aquila II

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Charl van Rooy

Turkish shipyard Mengi-Yay Yachts has announced that it is currently building its largest sailing yacht project (NB99) yet after the contract for sailing yacht L’Aquila II was signed in May this year. Construction on the 42.5-metre sailing yacht will last up to 24 months with an expected delivery to take place in 2021. The project was commissioned by a repeat Mengi-Yay client and the current owner of the 35-metre sailing yacht L’Aquila which recently underwent a major refit. L'Aquia II yacht exterior designPhoto: Mengi-Yay

Ginton Naval Architects worked on the project as exterior designers and naval architects while BTA Design were selected as interior designers. With a beam of nine metres, L’Aquila II can sleep up to 10 guests in five staterooms along with six crew members in three separate cabins. L'Aquia II yacht exterior designPhoto: Mengi-Yay

Fitted with a single Yanmar 6AYM-WGT L-rated engine, the yacht will reach up to 14.6 knots at full speed and cruise at 13.5 knots under power.

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