Turquoise Yachts in Istanbul, Turkey, has launched the 183-foot explorer yacht Blue II. Previously known as Project Lombok, the four-deck vessel is designed by Andre Hoek and bears a resemblance to classic steamships.
Blue II is classified as ice class 1B, which means she can explore the polar regions and the Northwest Passage. She has IMO Tier III diesel-electric propulsion, as well as under-deck stowage for two tenders. Interior volume is 785 gross tons.
Hoek conceived the interiors in collaboration with Vickers Studio and Dols Home. Master Yachts Consultancy served as the owner’s representative.
The yacht cruises at about 13 knots, according to the builder, and she has at-rest stabilizers for guest comfort at anchor.
When is Blue II expected to be delivered to her owner? Early July. Commissioning is being done remotely because of Covid-19 flight restrictions.
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