“I am happiest when I feel the wind in my hair and the sand in my feet.” The owner of Roe, a.k.a. Turquoise NB66, shared this with the shipyard’s craftspeople during the launch last week. He and his family will be feeling these sensations soon enough, since delivery takes place in September.
Roe, which moved from her initial construction shed to her outfitting shed in late 2019, belongs to a repeat customer. The 1,558-gross-ton megayacht shows off a strong bow and sculpted, sloping lines aft from the Italy-based Vallicelli studio. Inside, meanwhile, the 239-footer (73.5-meter) presents the owner’s party of 14 with “classical elegance,” according to designer Ken Freivokh. While specific woods, marbles, and more are still not public knowledge, Roe does have several noteworthy areas.
For instance, the megayacht has a central stairway winding through a multi-deck atrium. Since the atrium on the main deck is the primary entrance, a double-height sculpture adorns it. Should guests wish to access areas quicker, an elevator connects all decks from the tender garage to the sundeck. Additionally, Roe allows some of the six guest suites to convert into extra-large accommodations with private sitting areas. Regardless, all have large ports to bring in abundant natural light, as do the dining area and main saloon.
The owner arguably has the best views, with a private suite on an upper deck. In fact, one large window wraps around an end of the suite, with views toward a private alfresco space with two side balconies.
Speaking of outdoor areas, Roe has a 23-foot-long (7-meter-long) pool, plus a beach club with three opening sides. The beach club spans the full 46’6” (14.2-meter) beam as well. Workouts can be in the fresh air as well, since the onboard gym is an indoor-outdoor space.
Naturally, Roe further has a variety of watertoys, like PWCs, a multi-purpose powerboat, and a limo tender.
No matter where the family travels, they can arrive onboard in style. A helipad (for touch-and-go operations) is in proximity to the owner’s private alfresco area on the upper deck. They can relax with a drink at the outdoor dining area first before heading inside, too.
Ken Freivokh Design freivokh.com
Turquoise Yachts turquoiseyachts.com
Vallicelli & C. vallicellidesign.it