UPDATE, DECEMBER 26, 2014: Proteksan Turquoise released an official statement about the acquisition by MB Holding Company and its chief, Mohammed al-Barwani, quoting the latter as saying he will keep the two yards independent: “We will fully respect the differences between these two brands. Each has its own distinct strength. And that’s exactly why I
Proteksan Turquoise is building this nearly 243-footer (74-meter). The yard refers to her simply as NB59, but she’s also known as Project Stingray. Project Stingray, designed by Proteksan Turquoise, is based on the general arrangement of Vicky. Delivered in 2012 by the Turkey-based yard, Vicky has an upper-deck owner’s suite and all guest staterooms on
Built in 2011 by Proteksan Turquoise, Turquoise is fresh from an exterior and interior redesign. Work took place at Amico & Co. in Genoa, with H2 Yacht Design tapped by the owners to imprint their style in the various spaces. The big change outside for the 181’8” (55.4-meter) Turquoise was the reconfiguration of the sundeck.
“Year in Review” synopses are popular with traditional media and those of us in the yachting media. Several megayachts made headlines throughout this year. Here’s a look back at the top five articles on MegayachtNews.com that captured your attention in 2013. Probably to no one’s surprise, our coverage of Lürssen’s Azzam garnered the most hits.
The 163’7” (49.9-meter) Ileria is the latest launch from Proteksan-Turquoise, which previously referred to her as NB 56, her hull number. The ABS-classed Ileria was launched in April, and she remains in Turkish waters as of this writing. Not much information is publicly available about Ileria, though she does have accommodations for 14 guests, though
The French Marine Accident Investigation Office, a.k.a. the Bureau d’Enquêtes sur les Évènements de Mer (BEAmer), released its report into the sinking of Yogi this week. In this exclusive interview, Mehmet Karabeyoglu, the CEO of Proteksan Turquoise shares his thoughts on the findings and candidly discusses what has occurred at the yacht yard over the past