While building an 87m seems quite a big step for motoryacht building there, Steve Gresham, owner and design director of the studio, remains assured that the yard is more than capable of delivering a yacht of this size. "This may be Yachtley’s largest project to date, but the yard has recently built an 80m motoryacht and has done a number of large refits,” he explains. “The decision to go with the Turkish yard was totally the owner’s decision but I have no doubt that they will be good. One of the best put together interiors I have seen was on a Turkish-built yacht two years ago in Monaco.”
The 87m has been designed with the guest accommodation foremost on the owner’s list of requirements; with the saloon being full width amidships on the upper deck, the full beam of the yacht can be exploited and further expanded by the balconies port and starboard for exterior deck space. A 'Viewing Lounge' on the aft bridge deck is cantilevered and overhangs the side of the yacht with full height windows giving an uninterrupted panorama of the sea.