The owner of Sea Star has spent his first summer season onboard in Turkey, following delivery in July. The fully custom megayacht stands out not only for her size, but also for her amenities.
Specifically, Sea Star is 116’5″ (35.5 meters), a size where almost all projects are semi-custom, and even production-built (the latter offering choices limited mostly to furniture). This particular owner, however, had amenities in mind that he believed he could only get from a custom project. He therefore worked with VYD Studio for the styling and BTA Design for the interior. Equally important, the yacht features wood and epoxy construction.
In profile, Sea Star shows off sleek, strong lines that lead the eye forward to a sharp bow. The yacht additionally shows off a raised pilothouse, and a hardtop-shaded flying bridge. That hardtop, by the way, has louvered panels to let in light. And, like many motoryachts, Sea Star has good deck space for dining, sitting to enjoy the view, and of course sunning. Beam comes in at 24’9” (7.6 meters).
Two of the more significant custom features aboard the megayacht, though, enhance the interior living experience. For instance, the saloon has slide-open glass doors to both port and starboard. Furthermore, they lead out to fold-down balconies. Plus, Sea Star has a dedicated beach club. It’s far more common for motoryachts of this size range to have a tender garage that doubles as a waterside lounge when the toys are in the water.
Finally, the owner wanted his friends and family—10 total passengers can stay onboard—to enjoy fun cruising with him. Therefore, Sea Star tops out at a reported 22 knots, with twin 1,900-hp Caterpillar engines. Shorter-range trips may be the priority, since Mengi Yay says she has a 550-nautical-mile range at 16 knots.
Sea Star’s delivery comes a few months after Mengi Yay sold Virtus, a larger motoryacht that saw completion late last year. She now goes by the name Tatiana V.
Mengi Yay mengiyay.com
VYD Studio vydstudio.com