Esenyacht heads to the Monaco Yacht Show with a new strategy this September. Historically known for being a builder of sailing yachts – with 36m ketch, Glorious under its belt and 47m sloop, Troy on the way – the Turkish yard will present a 50m composite motoryacht at this year’s show.

The yard has partnered Swedish studio, Mannerfelt Design Team to create the concept, based on principal Ted Mannerfelt’s experience with Jaguar’s design team. “This is the logical next step for Esenyacht,” said GM, Deniz Can. “We developed our first-class composite facility in recognition of the fact that lightweight, low emission yachts are the future of luxury yachting. At Esenyacht our goal is to build such yachts that also combine modern, contemporary styling with bespoke craftsmanship.”

The site itself has been developed with composite construction in mind and, “The use of carbon fibre as the main material will result in a light, strong and extremely fuel-efficient yacht,” said Ocke Mannerfelt of MDT. “This combination of light, carbon-based build technology and environmentally conscious thinking is the way forward for yachting.”


Esenyacht GM, Deniz Can says the project is the most obvious way to utilise the Bodrum site.

Ted Mannerfelt of MDT added: “We are very excited about this cooperation. The design will be characterised by large windows and big, open spaces. The exterior styling will reflect advanced technology with a sleek, low, efficient profile inspired by my time as a car designer for Jaguar cars."

Esenyacht’s first venture into motoryacht production will be officially unveiled at the show and Kadir Esen, founder of Esenyacht said of the project, “To visualise the future one must look up from the everyday and walk boldly towards the horizon.”

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