Two exciting projects from Tansu Yachts

Tansu Yachts, from Istanbul, has just released full details on two explorer superyachts they have designed. Both superyachts, the 35 metre Mothtership OneFifteen and her slightly larger sistership, the 36 metre Mothership OneTwenty, are also being build by the Turkish company. talked with the designers about these exciting new projects.

These yachts are the result of a long and detailed design work taking over a year, first starting with the conceptual design then working closely with 2 different customers, designing towards their needs but also retaining our unique design philosophy and style overall. We favour large open decks and amenities in the exteriors as the boats are primarily intended for Mediterranean use. The design studio's founder, Riza Tansu, has lived onboard his first yacht (he designed and built it for himself) for a long time and also has other yachting experiences, so he's very experienced about what works in reality and what doesn't”.

Another particular focus is a very pronounced design emphasis, as we obsess over every detail, both in exteriors and interiors - we love our jobs very much! During the design phase we work closely with the customers, creating a friendly relationship, involving and guiding them in the process. Our team of naval architects also provide design support for every aspect of the design and building process in order to achieve a high quality. We are also working with top quality subcontractors with whom we had years of business experience so there's a mutual trust and understanding. “

The main difference between these boats are their lengths, one of them is extended by 1.20 metres to accomodate larger tenders. Apart from that and some personal choices of the customers (a jacuzzi and different exterior seating units, changes in bar area), they are very similar.

The Mothership series yachts are built around open spaces, especially suited for Mediterranean use. In contrast to the traditional yachting sense, interior volumes are not maximised and enclosed, rather, the owner's needs are met in an optimum interior volume, and exterior spaces are emphasized. This approach can be described as having a house with a very nice garden instead of a cramped condo in a busy skyscraper.

“Keeping the interiors on the optimum also allows us to be very generous in interior spaces and dimensions. We have utilised a maximum amount of space for storage, both on decks and in the interiors. There is also a lazarette on the aft for storing diving and technical equipment. The tenders are exposed and a central part of the design idea, especially as the yacht is mostly for use in the south of Turkey and the Greek Islands, with the tenders frequently used for island hopping and relaxing in secluded bays”.

The yachts are built with RINA and MCA specifications. Needless to say all equipment and systems are top quality. In addition to the seaworthy design of the hull there are zero speed stabilizers. There are also bow & stern thrusters for greater maneuverability.

Lower deck
On the lower deck there are 4 Guest cabins in total, 2 VIP cabins with queen beds, 2 guest cabins with normal beds, all with wide bathrooms. The guest area and crew area is separated by different staircases. In the crew area there is a laundry, a crew mess and a cold room for storing food and drinks, and 6 beds for the crew.

Main Deck
The aft 'beach' carries the exposed tenders when the yacht is underway. When the yacht is stopped, the tenders are unloaded and the space acts as a sunbathing area with freestanding chaise-lounges.

In addition to the formal dining in the salon, there is an open-air dining unit (seating for 10) on the main deck. The design is geared towards enjoying the nice weather in a shade and allows for better socializing in an informal dining atmosphere. We have designed a similar eating unit in CV70 as the main dining, and it works very well.

In the salon, there are 2 B&B Italia couches facing each other, a formal dining table and a widescreen TV behind it. Through the galley there's a separate entrance/ladder to the crew quarters so that service and guest spaces are divided. There is a dayhead for guests and then a master's cabin with his/her bathrooms, and a study/office.

Upper Deck:
The upper deck has a big lounge unit for chilling (again a tested design from CV70) and a bar with an auxillary galley (including a pizza oven, icemakers and other galley equipment). In the interiors there is a dedicated captain's cabin with head and the wheelhouse. Towards the bow there's extra storage space and another open area for partying and chilling with free standing furniture. In the second yacht the area is designed with a hot tub.

Mothership OneFifteen
LOA: 35.20 m
WL: 33.80 m
Beam: 7.40 m
Draft: 2.20 m
Displacement: 220 t
Engines: 2 x Caterpillar C32 / 1300 hp
Speed Max / Cruise: 17 / 14 kts
Construction: Welded Steel Hull (AH36) - Aluminum Superstructure
Classification: RINA Charter Yachts - MCA Large Commercial Yacht Code (LY2)

Mothership OneTwenty
LOA: 36.4 m
WL: 35 m
Beam: 7.40 m
Draft: 2.20 m
Displacement: 220 t
Engines: 2 x Caterpillar C32 / 1300 hp
Speed Max / Cruise: 17 / 14 kts
Construction: Welded Steel Hull (AH36) - Aluminum Superstructure
Classification: RINA Charter Yachts - MCA Large Commercial Yacht Code (LY2)

Tansu Yachts
+90 532 265 3323
[email protected]

By Maarten Janssen



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