On Tuesday 19 February, Fraser yachts presented the 44m superyacht M/Y Virtus at the Monaco Yacht Club. It is currently in the final stages of construction at the Mengi-Yay shipyard in Turkey and is due to be launched in July 2019.

The yacht was designed by VYD studio and her naval architecture is by Jaron Ginton of Ginton Naval design. At 485gt, she is a displacement vessel that falls shy of the 500gt regulatory barrier and has a commendable gross tonnage-to-LOA ratio.

The design team hopes to construct vast deck spaces that can hold a bar, generous foredeck seating and sunbathing area. The beach club, now a popular feature on many superyachts, is home to a 52m2 alfresco living area. Virtus has room for toys and has been designed to host two tenders invisibly from the outside to try and maintain sleek lines.

The interior finishings have been designed to take in plenty of natural light with light tones to try and give her a spacious feel. Floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies hope to offer an immersive experience with the environment. The owner will have a 47m2 stateroom complete with a lobby and an office. Virtus will also have a sky lounge with space for multiple entertainment and leisure options.

According to Superyacht Intelligence, Mengi-Yay are currently working on two more deliveries expected later this year: the 35.5m Sea Star and the 46.6m NB85.

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