Superyacht of the Week: Sunrise Yacht’s incredible 63m Irimari

Written by Charl van Rooy

Turkish shipyard Sunrise Yachts is ready to enter a new market segment of the superyacht build sector, and nothing proves this more than their latest launch, superyacht Irimari. Their largest vessel to date, the 63m Irimari, exudes an elegant exterior by world renowned designer Espen Oeino, with a simple profile focusing on large deck spaces that is matched with an incredible volume of nearly 1,400GT. Irimari means business, and as the first of a series of 63m yachts, is set to become a benchmark; not only for Sunrise but the entire industry.

From the observatory deck just below the mast structure and down to main deck, Irimari houses 4 exterior decks with another water-level beach deck once the transom is opened. All aft facing decks are well laid-out and presents guests with large exterior dining and sunbathing areas, or spots simply to relax on during lazy days at anchor. The ultra wide staircases linking all these decks immediately draws one’s attention, a feature commonly found only on much larger vessels.

Irimari’s sundeck is rather unique, and has been divided into three separate areas, while still having the feeling of each area linking seamlessly to the next. Forward one finds an oversized Jacuzzi flanked by a sunbathing area on either side. This area is also served by a wet bar and formal bar section where guests can enjoy their drinks whilst sunbathing, or under the starry night sky when entertaining in style. The aft section is the ideal sunbathing or early morning workout spot on board, with access to the exclusive observatory deck above from here.

The sundeck also features an interior area, where guests can escape the sun while still enjoying the outdoors. Here one is invited into a space with relaxation and wellbeing in mind. Guests can make use of the audio visual system while relaxing on a set of custom recliners, enjoying a view unmatched anywhere on the yacht. The possibilities extend to private breakfast occasions, or a safe play area for the youngsters on board with easy to move free-standing furniture.

The aft bridge deck area is dedicated to large gatherings and group dining occasions. This space allows for good protection on windy days at anchor, while still providing excellent views from the large 10+ dining table.

Below on main deck aft, the deck space has been kept simple with an oversized U-shaped seating area inviting guests to enjoy the outdoors in the ideal social area on board. The minimalist approach to this deck is complemented by the sloping bulwarks, which create a great sense of freedom and interrupted views from every angle.

The team at Focus Yacht Design is responsible for Irimari’s incredible interior, and styled the expansive areas with a fitting touch of elegance and a certain amount of opulence. Few yachts of this size boast such views from the main salon, with extra large windows and recessed bulwarks on either side creating the perfect indoor meeting area when underway or relaxing on rainy days at anchor. Rich textured fabrics create just the right amount of richness to the space, with bleached Oak panelling and a clever use of ambient lighting adding another dimension of spaciousness to the salon. The grand 10 seating dining table is centred by a contemporary chandelier piece, no doubt to become a talking point during dining occasions.

Above on bridge deck is another spacious saloon. Slightly darker than the main salon below, this area is suited for late evening drinks after having had dinner on the aft bridge deck, which is easily reachable from here. A grand copper deckhead is accentuated by similar inserts along the custom furniture pieces and fabrics used for decoration.

Irimari houses her 12 guests in 6 uniquely appointed staterooms across two decks. Up forward on main deck is the full beam master suite, with oversized portholes on either side that floods the suite with natural light. The circular design patterns found in so many other guest areas are continued here, adding to the harmonious and tranquil atmosphere one experiences on board. A private study area on the starboard side is located outside the cabin as one enters, and also offers a set of life-size portholes to create the ultimate work station.

A full beam en suite area is placed forward of the accommodation area, and houses his and hers areas on either side, leading into an expansive bath area, lavishly decorated with unique masonry, wood and glass inserts to create a grandiose environment.

A half beam VIP cabin is also situated on this level, once again decorated in a different colour scheme based around the custom works of art that can be found in each cabin.

The remaining 8 guests are accommodated below, in 2 twin and 2 double cabins. Focus Yacht Design went the extra mile in sourcing the custom art pieces and matching décor to add a distinctive to each guest cabin such as the felt wave-effect pieces found on the lower deck. Two of the en suite cabins are mutable into a single sleeping and entertainment area VIP cabin, where guests can enjoy the high-end entertainment system without disturbing their partner next door.

Unique Yacht Design from Antalya was drafted to develop the 63m platform’s naval architecture, and did so with true long distance cruising in mind; again setting the vessel apart from so many other yachts in this size range. Irimari's transoceanic range of 6000nm is made possible by two MTU M63 engines that has been combined with a cleverly designed efficient hull and low maintenance auxiliary equipment.

Sunrise Yachts have achieved in creating an industry-changing yacht that, without announcing its presence in every marina it visits, is sure to have an effect on future superyacht designs and projects. Irimari is fitted with the right amount future proof amenities to ensure easy maintenance by her crew, and ultimate enjoyment by her guests.

Irimari will make her world debut at this year's Monaco Yacht Show later this month.

Photos by Jeff Brown



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