The hull known as Turquoise NB69 for the past few years is in the water. The yacht Infinite Jest floated on her lines for the first time on March 27.
Her prominent, elongated bow and combination of soft and strong lines, reflecting classic design cues, come from the Italian studio A. Vallicelli & C. The design team’s experience with sailing yachts comes through, too, particularly aft. The lines at the transom slope down similar to the way many sailing yachts’ profiles do. Overall, the design belies abundant volume of 1,680 gross tons.
The yacht Infinite Jest is for a party of 14, accommodated in five traditional guest staterooms, a VIP suite, and an owners’ suite with a private deck. The initial arrangement, created between the owners and Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, called for a dining area and sunpads amid this deck space. So far, though, neither the shipyard nor the design studio is revealing details on the color schemes or interior decor.
Of course, other alfresco dining areas are for the full owners’ party to spend time together. They further have what Turquoise Yachts says is an unusually large beach club. It spans the entire 47-foot (14-meter) beam, with fold-down platforms positioning directly above the water, too. The 20-person crew can launch watertoys for guests from good garage space. The garage contains several PWCs, a 33-foot (10-meter) limo tender, and a multi-purpose tender, alongside the crew/rescue tender.
Infinite Jest should see delivery within the next few months. Sea trials should confirm an approximate 17-knot maximum speed. In the meantime, construction continues on a handful of other projects. They include the 285-foot (87-meter) Vento and 259-foot (79-meter) Toro.
A. Vallicelli & C. vallicellidesign.it
Turquoise Yachts turquoiseyachts.com
Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design sinot.com
More About the Yacht Infinite Jest
LOA: 246’0” (75 meters)
Beam: 46’6” (14.2 meters)
Draft: 13’5” (4.1 meters)
Guests: 14 in 7 staterooms
Engines: 2/2,575-hp Caterpillars
Range: not available
Builder: Turquoise Yachts
Stylist: A. Vallicelli & C.
Naval Architect: Turquoise Yachts
Interior Designer: Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design