Meet VY80. This new project is the first collaboration between the designers of Vitruvius Yachts and the Turkish shipyard Turquoise Yachts. VY80, with elbowroom-friendly spaces and abundant natural light inside, is intended to embody the builder’s new focus on lifestyle.
It may seem strange for a shipyard to say it’s focusing on lifestyle, when yacht ownership is naturally about cruising. But, Turquoise Yachts believes the messaging being put forth into the marketplace is missing the mark. It wants to attract more buyers from growth regions and make ownership—and therefore the lifestyle—more accessible. Furthermore, it wants to eliminate some of the challenges and perceived risks involved in commissioning a tailored (and of course high-priced) project.
The VY80 addresses this latter situation by being a pre-engineered package. The 262-footer (80-meter) follows in the footsteps of other Vitruvius Yachts designs in terms of emphasizing long range and efficiency. As you may recall, for Vitruvius Yachts, “efficiency” encompasses not just fuel consumption but also reduced emissions and lower operational costs. Related to this, Vitruvius Yachts designs are all based on set volumes, with both the longest and shortest hulls for each predetermined. Unfortunately, the anticipated performance parameters for VY80 have not been revealed to the media. Neither have measurements such as beam or draft. We requested the information, but have been told it is not available at this stage.
For now, Turquoise Yachts and Vitruvius Yachts say that VY80 has nearly 4,252 square feet (395 square meters) of space spread over four decks. Three of these decks contain alfresco dining and relaxation areas, with one featuring an infinity pool.
VY80 stays true to other aspects of Vitruvius Yachts designs, too. In turn, she will allow buyers and guests (a party of 12 and 21 crew can be accommodated) to feel more connected to the oceans upon which they cruise. While the illustration here is a teaser, you can count on the VY80 profile being lined with large windows. They may just be floor-to-ceiling windows, much like the recent Vitruvius project Exuma.
For a stronger connection to the sea, VY80 has a number of relaxation areas just above the waterline. These include the de rigeur beach club, but also more. There’s a plunge pool, hammam, and sauna all within a spa, and all with views. They’re all right next to the gym, which itself has views out over the water.
One of the highlights of VY80 is surely the owner’s deck. One level down from the sundeck, it features a private alfresco area and hot tub forward, plus a private saloon.