PHOTOS: Francisco Martinez
If ever a name suited the idea of cruising, Go would be it. Fittingly, Go is the name of the 253-foot (77-meter) Turquoise Yachts project that launched this week.
Styling-wise, Go draws largely on a previous Turquoise delivery, Vicky, from 2012. H2 Yacht Design is responsible for both yachts’ profiles. Go started on spec, purposely to shorten delivery time for a buyer. It worked, with her selling in January 2017.
H2 Yacht Design further created the original interior-design concept and space planning. The initial idea was to welcome an owner’s party of 18, plus house 20 crewmembers. Those head counts still stand. Other things that still stand include the owners’ deck. One level up from the main deck, the apartment-like suite sits forward. Waking up at anchor will be a pleasure, given windows rimming the bedroom. The views extend out over the bow. To better appreciate the views, the owners can step out onto a private alfresco area. It contains a hot tub, too.
Guests, meanwhile, get their staterooms spread out across the main deck. The two VIP suites are for Very Important People for sure, occupying more floor space. Six more staterooms join them.
In traditional fashion, Go caters to relaxation afloat. A spa, steam room, and gym are all aboard, for example. So is a healthy-size beach club. In fact, it rivals the size of some homes, at 1,744 square feet (162 square meters). Guests get a choice of swimming in the sea or swimming in the freshwater pool on the sundeck. It stretches more than 16 feet (5 meters) long.
For times when the owners and guests want to explore, Go carries several tenders. Furthermore, she has a touch-and-go helipad.
Fitting for a yacht built by a shipyard with Turquoise in its name, Go has an “Island Turquoise” paint job. Look for her to begin cruising in her owner’s hands in late May.