A high-volume motoryacht is in the early stages of spec construction at Turquoise Yachts. Come delivery in two years’ time, the 74M Vallicelli, so-nicknamed for styling by A.Vallicelli & C. Yacht Design, will have a crew-to-guest ratio exceeding 1:1, with indulgent amenities.
Just shy of the 74-meter mark (73.6 meters, or 241’5”), the megayacht bears naval architecture by Turquoise and interior design by Ken Freivokh Design. While she’s not period-specific in looks, she does have mostly traditional lines. She also has mostly traditional features, like a significant-size owners’ suite, formal dining inside, and capacious guest accommodations. So, too, does the 74M Vallicelli have a touch-and-go helipad, a few paces from the owners’ accommodations. In addition, there’s room for plenty of toys below decks.
The volume, and how the megayacht spaces set up, makes her worth notice. Gross tonnage is more than 1,550, for example. While the sky lounge, which includes a bar, occupies the full beam, the guest accommodations do, too. (Beam is 46’6”, or 14.2 meters.) In fact, the guest rooms, configurable as five or six suites, sit fully forward on the main deck. The difference in the head count comes in the forward-most section. Owners can have one truly sweet suite for VIPs, or two equal-size staterooms. Yet another option: having adjoining staterooms open to one another, with one converting to a sitting room.
Whatever their choice, the owners themselves have a private aerie on the upper deck. The 74M Vallicelli provides apartment-like accommodations with private alfresco spaces. Two side terraces are included, too. It’s easy to envision waking up and stepping out to one of these to enjoy coffee or tea at anchor.
Turquoise Yachts says the megayacht has six double crew cabins plus four single crew cabins. Along with the captain, whose quarters are aft of the wheelhouse, that’s an enviable balance of capable hands and help come time to play on watertoys or venture ashore.
Take a closer look at the on-deck features making up the 74M Vallicelli. You get ever-so-brief glimpses of the master suite and beach club, too.