Just days after the successful launch of 39.3m M/Y Sexy Fish, Tansu has received a new order for a 39m ‘Cuda Class’ superyacht, which is the design platform for 37.9m M/Y So’Mar – delivered June 2014. What we do know is that 39m Thunderbolt, as the new vessel is to be known, follows the militaristic style of the yard’s preceding yachts and concepts, but in true Tansu style little is known about the complete design of the superyacht as only one rendering has been released.

As always, the in house design studio at Tansu is responsible for the conceptual design and exterior styling, with naval architecture and engineering being completed by Diana Yacht Design following what has been a successful collaboration between the two companies in recent times. From what we are able to ascertain, Thunderbolt has a powerful and a somewhat bullish appearance, with an angular appearance and overhanging upper deck.

Tansu has now been building ocean going vessels for 20 years, and the Turkish builder certainly isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. There are now five yachts under construction at the yard including Thunderbolt, all of which have a combined LOA of 204.5m. In 2016 Tansu will see the delivery of 38.4m Le Tre Sorelle.

Thunderbolt will be equipped with twin diesel Cat C18 engines, each of which have a bhp of 599, and two Northern Lights 55kwa gensets.

Tansu has also confirmed that the new owner of Thunderbolt is a film producer.


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