Vitruvius Yachts, a superyacht design company based in London, has announced an 80m project to be built by Turkish builder Turquoise Yachts.

VY80 is one of the first new build projects announced by Turquoise since Mohammed Al Barwani acquired a majority stake in the shipyard. It is also the largest of Philippe Briand’s designs to be realised under the Vitruvius Yachts name.

“This is an exciting project which fully encapsulates our focus on the yachting lifestyle,” says Mehmet Karabeyoglu, CEO of Turquoise. “It captures a vision that Mohammed and I share.”

This is the largest Vitruvius so far. The company says the yacht features exceptionally well- proportioned and balanced lines with discrete design characteristics of the Vitruvius Yachts style. VY80 has been designed to provide generous living space onboard, while retaining a sense of intimacy.

“We are thrilled about this project,” says Veerle Battiau, Vitruvius Yachts managing director. “Advanced design from Vitruvius and the well-established quality of Turquoise combine in VY80 to realise an exciting new vision of yachting at its best: bold new design focused strongly on individual lifestyle choice,” he concludes.

The company has not revealed actual drawings neither rendering of this project, but Vitruvius says the profile of the VY80 has the distinctive lines of its “family feeling”, with a streamlined design, and sensation of transparency in the superstructure through substantial use of glass in the living space.

An owner’s deck below the sundeck is comprised of a generous owner’s salon, office and stateroom, with a private terrace and Jacuzzi forward. Accommodation for 12 guests in six suites, plus 21 crew.

Amenities onboard include a gym with adjoining spa with sauna, hammam and plunge pool, which will have views of the waterline via a floor-to-ceiling window amidships. A full-beam, open beach club is located on the aft of the yacht.

There will be more than 395sq m of deck space over four decks, and a number of design features including an infinity swimming pool, three levels of outdoor lounging and dining areas, and two Jacuzzis.