Creating the interior design for a traditional Turkish motorsailor. When that challenge was accepted by Nauta Design, few of the designers in the Milanese studio were expecting such a beautiful and remarkable end result.
The 36 mt. L.O.A., steel yacht has been built in Tuzla, homeland of yachting in Turkey, for an owner whose ideas about its concept were both stimulating and ambitious. The design brief focused on the study of a contemporary winning style, which reminded of the wooden traditional gulets that sail the Turkish waters.
The spirit of the gulet tradition is strong and clear when it comes to the exterior styling; two typical masts, a remarkable roof, a high volume hull, a cosy aft deck and the classic stern.
But it’s below deck that the traditional exterior styling is combined with a modern, minimalist style. For the interior, the designers used traditional construction materials and fabrics, upholsteries and carpets, to create an ethnic, yet very modern Turkish style.
The result is remarkable: simple yet refined. The use of colors inside plays an important role within the interior, which is dominated by the sophisticated contrast of dark and light materials. Use of bleached oak elegantly matches the darker colours of wengé wood, which is used to enframe several vertical and horizontal surfaces.
The owner’s suite is probably the room where Nauta best expressed their creative work. The cabin featues a clever layout, and overlooks the aft transom through large stern windows and features a small library and a large bathroom, large enough to be used as a true Turkish bath/hamam.
The double king size bed faces the huge window on the aft transom, and there is a large sofa just below, which invites to seating and reading, whilst overlooking the yacht’s wake when she’s sailing.
The small dinette/relax area on the portside features an L-shaped sofa, whist on starboard side there is a small study with an ample table to allow working in comfort, with the fantastic view through the aft transom windows.
The same use of contrasting woods can be found in the guest cabins, large galley and in the inviting saloon which is made up by a lounge area and a dining area, dominated by a comfortable table.
The owner’s choices in terms of decor and furniture, enrich the interior with that “ethnic” touch which makes this yacht one of the most interesting recent Turkish projects within her size.
L.O.A.: 41,26 mt. (bowsprit forward included)
Beam Max.: 8,57 mt.
Draft: 4,80 mt.
Displacement: 182 tons
Sail surface: 600 m2
Cruising speed: 12,5 kt.
Guest berths: 8
Fuel total =9.980 lts
Fresh Water =9.740 lts
Shipyard: Evadne Yachts, Turkey
Naval Architect: Karatas Yacht Design
Interior design: Nauta Design
Interior fitting: Ber-line yacht interiors