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Superyacht of the Week: Tansu Yachts’ Sexy Fish

SuperYacht of the Week
Written by
Charl van Rooy

Photos by Jeff Brown / Breed Media

Sexy Fish – Tansu Yachts’ latest in their military-inspired Mothership line of superyachts. This Turkish shallow-water patrol vessel look-a-like continues designer Riza Tansu’s vision of delivering simplistic, high-quality, and functional yachts to a new age of superyacht owners. Sexy Fish builds on the knowledge that Tansu gained from building Nomade (now Preference) and Ceylan, her two older sister ships, to become the best in her class yet. We take a closer look onboard to find out why.

Not only longer than her two older sisters, Sexy Fish is also packed with a range of new and improved features. Continuous feedback with the broker and crew of Preference provided the design and engineering teams at Tansu and Diana Yacht Design with valuable suggestions who took these onboard to improve even further upon the platform’s award-nominated features.

For a sub-300 GT motor yacht, Sexy Fish offers an impressive amount of outdoor deck space. This is partly because of the minimalist superstructure that seemingly forms a part of the hull and causes very little interruption from the bowline to the upper deck aft. Tansu made use of every possible square metre of available space and even created a flush foredeck for a private sunbathing area.

Walking aft on the same level, one comes across the outdoor bar area on the upper deck. Well hidden from the elements, this get-together spot is perfect for a late afternoon cocktail watching the sun go down, or with the canopy opened to enjoy the starry night sky. A comfortable raised U-shaped chill out lounge on the aft deck will become the family’s favourite afternoon hangout.

Known for their impressive tender-carrying capabilities, this Tansu yacht is no different and Sexy Fish carries a 5.5-metre and a 4-metre centre console Novurania tender on her main aft deck while underway. When at anchor, however, this space is quickly cleared by her crew and transformed into a massive beach club, just a few steps away from the water’s edge.

It was the Dutch design and naval architecture studio that provided better handling and a more comfortable ride at sea to this already proven steel and aluminium platform. On a technical front, the former stabilisers that operated off hydraulic pressure has been replaced by new, electronic ones that creates a silent environment on the lower deck, much to the enjoyment of the guests who sleep in this part of the yacht.

Sexy Fish’s owner was introduced to the project at a very advanced stage of construction but was still offered the opportunity to make Sexy Fish his own. Luckily, Tansu did most of the thinking for him when it came to optimising living spaces and creating a family-friendly environment. A new central staircase now directly links the upper, main, and lower decks. The flow of the crew has also been rethought and service onboard, although still very integrated with guest living on a yacht of this size, is now more efficient than ever.

The entrance to the main saloon has also been redesigned with two new aft-facing lounge units greeting you as one walks forward. Two al fresco lounge units, ideal for family breakfasts, completes the outdoor experience.

Inside, a fresh beach club style designed by Tansu awaits. Natural elements have been paired with high gloss white surfaces and space-enhancing lighting to make Sexy Fish as airy on the inside as she is on the outside.

The main saloon furniture reflects the style of the yacht in its simple and functional nature. Single-piece windows give an uninterrupted view to the outside world.

Staying on main deck, in the forward part of the ship lies the owner’s suite. Her slender beam of 7.6 metres (somewhat narrower in this part of the yacht) required a simplistic approach to the overall styling of the suite, while still offering good storage and all the amenities her owner would come to expect. Solid oak floors, bright lacquered surfaces and crisp and fresh décor makes the most of every available square metre. The ensuite bathroom is split into his and hers sides by a central shower.

The remainder of the guests are accommodated on the lower deck in two twins and two double cabins.

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