Project Nautilus: the 62m concept by Turquoise Yachts and De Basto Design

Written by Jason Spinks

Turquoise Yachts and the Miami-based firm De Basto Designs have announced their collaboration on Nautilus, a 62-metre explorer yacht concept. Project Nautilus is described as “a new and a different kind of explorer yacht well adapted to its intended life as a go-anywhere vessel.” Turquoise Project NautilusPhoto: Turquoise YachtsProject Nautilus’ explorer function is ingrained even in her superstructure. As Luiz de Basto explains: “Naturally, we had to make accommodation for some professional-grade cranes. To avoid a cargo ship industrial look, which would be inevitable using regular off-the-shelf cranes, I have ensured that the cranes are part of the superstructure, integrated into the overall design.” The two cranes are capable of lifting up to 10,000kg each and can safely launch any vessel, submarine or other up to the aforementioned weight limit.Turquoise Project NautilusPhoto: Turquoise YachtsTurquoise Yachts and De Basto decided to incorporate the tender deck at the front of the superstructure to maximise guest privacy. The 13.4-metre deck is capable of stowing a tender of up to 12 metres.Turquoise Project NautilusPhoto: Turquoise Yachts
The owner’s suite is situated on the upper deck facing forward and features two exterior terraces, with the owner able to enjoy a 270-degree view of the horizon from the comfort of their bed. Five additional staterooms make up the accommodation for guests on board Project Nautilus, and a full-sized movie theatre can also be turned into a seventh suite if necessary. 

Turquoise Project NautilusPhoto: Turquoise Yachts

There are six double cabins for crew and a captain’s cabin on board Project Nautilus. The crew area is designed with efficient service traffic in mind and provides easy access to guest suites on the lower deck. Standout features on board Project Nautilus include a forecastle deck that can double as a touch-and-go helipad, a swimming pool on the main deck aft, a beach club on the lower deck aft with two fold-out balconies, a gym and a spa.

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