M/Y Jewels was recently launched at the Turkish shipyard Turquoise in the warm month of August together with the owners, guests and the shipyard team. Her precious exterior design belongs to DeBasto Design, whilst her interior is created by H2 Yacht Design.
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Jewels is a true sea jewel. She is the latest from Turkish shipyard Turquoise, which expands its fleet with yet another success. She took off after the recent launch at the Pendik shipyard in the warm month of August together with the owners, guests and the Turquoise team.
She measures 53 m (173.8 ft) in length and beam overall of 9.3 m (30.5 ft) with Steel Hull & Aluminium Superstructure and displays her elegant sharp lines and clear geometry with volume of 720 GT offering a fantastic amount of interior and exterior space commensurate with yachts that are usually much larger
Her precious exterior design tinged with white and a brilliant navy blue belongs to DeBasto Design, the Miami-based internationally renowned firm, whilst her interior is created by London-based H2 Yacht Design, both of whom have already partnered with Turquoise in past collaborations and are in synergy in this new design challenge come true.
She offers 8 + 1 guest staterooms, while the exterior deck areas are spacious and designed for entertainment of both big groups and for intimate gatherings.
Luiz DeBasto illustrates the stylistic choice stemming from a specific idea in his mind:
“With Jewels’ enormous volume, my objective was to make the exterior less bulky and give a feeling of a forward dynamic movement, rather than a static feel”. He added: “I wanted the design to show movement and purpose from any angle. I achieved this with the long ascending line from the swim platform all the way up to the mast and down to the pilothouse windshield”.
Some of Jewels’ highlights include a substantial swim platform that make it easy for ingress and egress from tenders. The Owner’s stateroom and VIP suite are forward on Main Deck. Traffic circulation between guests and crew are completely separated on all decks, including discreet access on Lower Deck between the Laundry and the Guest’s area.
James Bermudez of H2 Yacht Design explains the creative choices that went into devising Jewels’ refined style and layout: “The interior design brief was established early in the design process with the client favoring a traditional yacht aesthetic combining classic teak joinery with gold inlays, bevel edged mirrors, colorful textiles and highly decorative stones”. He continued: “The yacht’ general arrangement is unique and highly personalized, using all available space to maximize guest accommodation. 5 guest cabins occupy the lower deck with the typical beach club area being surrendered for an extra guest cabin. The main deck retains the typical layout with main saloon, spacious full beam owner’s suite and neighboring VIP cabin. On bridge deck an extra 2 cabins have been added between the bridge and upper saloon providing accommodation for 18 guests in total.”
No less important is the Upper Deck, offering an elegant Lounge towards the stern and the whellhouse positioned forward from which the captain can direct navigation and rest in the Captain’s cabin, but ready to spring into action to respond promptly to any situation.
The finished and private Sun Deck houses a Jacuzzi pool, perfect for relaxing at any time of the day. But also a pleasant entertainment spot, as it also features around-the-clock entertainment with a hot tub, sun-pads, TV, day head, bar and acres of open space. “No one will feel lost” says Luiz DeBasto.
The Naval Architecture was built by Turquoise with an engineering part providing thrust up to a max speed of 15 knots generated by 2 Caterpillar C32 1300bhp main engines supported by 2 CAT 7.1 150 kW generators, while her stability is ensured by Naiad, Atrest and Atspeed stabilizers. The 10 crew members can count on 5 doubles in the Lower Deck with spaces dedicated to them.
Ensuring fun also in the water are the toys on board, with 2 jet skis and seabobs providing entertainment for the guests with the support of professional staff.
Transfers are organized using 1 luxury tender (6.3 m / 21 ft) and 1 rescue tender (4.3 m / 14 ft), which are easy to handle even overboard.
Jewels has much more in store, with more valuable details in the pipeline. In the meantime, let’s admire her in all of her splendor.