In November 2009 we reported on the construction of two 72 metre superyachts at the Turkish shipyard Dunya Yachts. Since November 2009 much has changed and the construction of the first superyacht DY003 with project name Red Square is well underway. The hull and structure, of what will be the largest yacht ever built in Turkey, has been completed and most of the mechanical and technical systems have been installed.
The steel hulled superyacht has a beam 12.20 metres, draught of 3.81 metres and twin 3,150hp Caterpillar 3516C DITA engines provide a top speed of 17 knots and cruising speed of 14 knots.
The appealing exterior lines of the luxury yacht are designed by the Monaco based studio Sterling / Scott, while the contemporary interior has been designed by the famous French interior designer Alberto Pinto.
Pinto’s interior design concept recreates a luxury beach house on the water. This effect is achieved by the use of large areas of natural woods set against touches of extravagant luxury; simple against sophisticated; monotone against colourful.
One of the most spectacular features is the glazed gallery in the main saloon connecting the main and upper deck lounges. Accommodation is provided for 12 guests in an upper (owner’s deck) suite, a full-beam VIP, two double and two twin cabins, all on the main deck.
Contemporary custom designed furniture includes pieces by Alberto Pinto as well as a select group of international designers. Exterior furniture in teak and straw is completed by a few pieces of red lacquered teak: a pair of armchairs, a series of small tables and four bridge table armchairs.
The wheelhouse has been designed using a much sportier image, akin to a pilot’s cabin: red leather seats and the control panel enclosed in varnished rosewood.
The much awaited Red Square is set for launch in early 2011.