In Turkey the Antalya-based superyacht builder Sunrise Yachts has signed contract to build a 56m diesel-electric motor yacht.
In a deal brokered by Fernando Nicholson of Camper & Nicholsons in Miami the buyer is identified as experienced South-American yachtsman.
Designed by Espen Øino with interiors by Franck Darnet the new yacht known now only as build number 561 be delivered in 2015.
The news of the new order comes shortly after the builder confirmed a contract for a second 63m project which it in May of this year.
This new long-range motor yacht has been designed for circumnavigation and equipped with pod-driven diesel-electric propulsion. The owner, advised by Fernando Nicholson, is a true lover of yachts and of the marine environment, and intends to devote ever more of his time to extended cruising around the world. Intrigued by the benefits associated with the diesel-electric technological option suggested by the shipyard, he decided to go ahead with it. With reduced sound and vibration, increased performance in terms of fuel-efficiency and manoeuvrability, the yacht will offer a level of comfort rarely seen in luxury yachts of this category.
While essentially a custom yacht with a fairly aggressive exterior styling, the project elaborates upon the design concept of the Sunrise 50m previously developed with Espen Øino and Franck Darnet. Featuring indoor/outdoor spaces on the main deck and bridge deck with an abundance of natural light, it will also include a full fourth deck with a panoramic master suite aft and a large observation lounge forward. A waterfall will cascade down from the bridge deck aft into a large swimming pool on the main deck.
The contemporary, at once elegant and casual interior is entrusted to Nantes-based Franck Darnet Design, who had previously designed two 45m yachts with the shipyard: Africa, delivered in 2009 and Project Sunset, whose delivery is scheduled for 2013.