The Istanbul-based shipyard Yildiz has announced the successful delivery to her owner of its latest superyacht: the 43-metre motor yacht Sunrise. With construction on the vessel originally beginning in 2016, the delivery of the vessel took place at the end of 2019, however, the experienced owner was unable to start cruising until this summer due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Kerem SanlimanFeaturing exterior lines from the drawing boards of Haarlem-based studio Ginton Naval Architects, motor yacht Sunrise's custom interior was penned by Italian studio Hot Lab.Photo: Kerem Sanliman
Photo: Kerem SanlimanPhoto: Kerem SanlimanOn board, Sunrise provides accommodation for up to 12 guests and nine crew, comprising of four lower-deck guest staterooms (two twins and two doubles), as well as the master stateroom which overlooks the open aft deck on the upper deck. Photo: Kerem SanlimanPhoto: Kerem SanlimanNotable features include a spacious seating area located in front of the wheelhouse, a lift serving all three decks and numerous dining areas - inside and outside on the main deck, as well as under the sundeck hardtop. The tenders and toys are stored explorer-style on the open foredeck, allowing space for a beach club in the stern.Photo: Kerem SanlimanPhoto: Kerem SanlimanStepping inside, materials in Sunrise's design include abundant walnut, Macassar ebony and honey afzelia woodwork with checkerboard panels which are combined with chrome, nacre and woven leather detailing.Photo: Kerem SanlimanPhoto: Kerem Sanliman
Her free-standing furniture features a mixture of Hot Lab's own bespoke designs - including the coffee tables and main dining table - as well as custom pieces supplied by Italian brands including Giorgetti and Minotti. The bathroom accessories are by Dornbracht and the deck furniture is by Glyn Peter Machin.Photo: Kerem Sanliman“Sunrise is a beautiful yacht for a wonderful family,” commented Enrico Lumini, Hot Lab’s head designer. “The interior style reflects the culture, tastes and status of her cultured owners. The requested style is soberly classic with contemporary details that reflect the exterior lines and satisfy three generations of family members.”Photo: Kerem SanlimanThe vessel's new owner can certainly be classed as experienced. Begining his yachting journey cruising the Turkish coastline on traditional wooden gulets and motorboats, he rented a shipyard in Istanbul to build two yachts of 23 and 26 metres, both of which feature designs by veteran superyacht designer Aldo Cichero. His third new-build was a 34-metre vessel which he owned for 13 years.Photo: Kerem Sanliman“Yachting has been my hobby for 30 years,” says the owner. “I chose Yildiz to build my fourth yacht because of the high quality of the work they do and I met Hot Lab at the yard. I’m accustomed to working with Italian designers and found the young, friendly, client-oriented team very easy to work with. They did a great job and worked very hard with myself and my wife.”Photo: Kerem Sanliman“I had the pleasure to meet the passionate owner and his wife in Istanbul in the summer of 2017 and in less than an hour we agreed on all the design and contract principles," commented Antonio Romano, Hot Lab co-founder. “He has owned three previous yachts and was looking for a family-oriented motoryacht for personal use and thanks to his previous experience was able to provide us with a detailed brief. This was a great help both for us and the shipyard.”Photo: Kerem Sanliman“The level of attention the owner dedicated to the project was quite extraordinary,” says Burak Akgül, Chief Executive Officer of the Yildiz Shipyard. “As always, the interiors commanded a substantial proportion of his attention and Hot Lab’s ability to render his family’s vision – and then ensure the execution down to every last detail with an unwavering positive attitude – was exemplary. From our perspective as the shipyard, their technical support and coordination was absolutely first rate. The end result is a happy owner!”Photo: Kerem Sanliman
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