The astronomer Ptolemy chronicled four dozen constellations, with Lyra being one. On a more exclusive basis, Turquoise Yachts developed Lyra for cruising customers craving something different. With a proven hull form, the megayacht takes a fresh approach in her layout, as well as volume.
Measuring 210 feet (64 meters), Lyra employs a hull design from the shipyard in collaboration with Azure Naval Architects. Styling-wise, she has gently flowing lines from H2 Yacht Design, comparable to the studio’s work on Go, which the shipyard delivered last year. Of course, to distinguish her, the studio gave Lyra a nearly vertical bow. In addition, H2 Yacht Design penned a stretch of hull windows.
Further to stand apart, Lyra has an extraordinary volume exceeding 1,400 gross tons. That, and the interior configuration, is akin to much larger yachts. For instance, six guest staterooms sit on the main deck. Some, if you so wish, can include Pullman berths. In addition, the six can include one staff/nanny cabin. Regardless, two additional VIP suites are aboard Lyra, too. As for the master suite, the megayacht devotes the forward section of the upper deck to you. Given the nearly 38-foot (11.5-meter) beam, all accommodations should feature elbowroom aplenty.
Another unusual aspect of Lyra: She doesn’t have a traditional main-deck formal dining room. Rather, the primary interior dining area is actually an inside-outside space doubling as the upper-deck saloon. Early risers might prefer breakfast in yet another alfresco area, the aft bridge deck. The same spot easily hosts sundowners before dinner, thanks to a bar.
Lyra lets you enjoy more indulgent pursuits as well. For example, a mini cinema area sits between the saloon and 16-foot-long aft-deck pool. Since toys stow in a bow tender garage, a hammam and gym conveniently complement the beach club. Lyra even has space available for a massage room, which can double as the hospital/emergency room required by certain regulations.
Topping everything off—literally—Lyra has a small deck like a crow’s nest, for taking in vistas or sunning.
Carrying 16 crewmembers, the yacht should see a top speed close to 16 knots, under Caterpillar power.
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