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Esenyacht / Tim Saunders Yacht Design

Esenyacht, the Bodrum-based builder of specialist custom superyachts, has released the first images illustrating how Troy, the 47.25m (154ft) sailing yacht currently in build at the yard, will look when she is completed in late 2014. She will have a full length of  50.25m (including Bow Sprit).

Working in conjunction with Esenyacht’s own design team, Tim Saunders has contributed the exterior styling and interior design. The yacht’s emphasis will be on the long flowing lines of a performance sailing yacht designed for competitive regatta racing as well as luxury cruising. Troy will have accommodation for 12 guests and nine crew members

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Esenyacht / Tim Saunders Yacht Design

Materials used will include marble from Esenyacht’s own quarry in central Anatolia and fine leathers sourced from suppliers to some of the top Italian luxury brands. The shipyard explains that, “This is in keeping with the Esenyacht ethos of uncompromising attention to detail and, as with the marble, the use of its own expertise and resources wherever possible.”

Troy follows on from Esenyacht’s inaugural project Glorious, a spacious 36m sailing yacht launched in 2011 that is currently chartering in the Mediterranean.

“We prefer the sense of personalisation that comes with our approach to building one-off yachts,” says general manager Deniz Can. “The consistency that comes with high quality craftsmanship from one’s own workshops never goes out of fashion.”

Work on Troy is now focused on the initial fitting out of the steel hull, with the composite superstructure due to go on in early 2014.

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Esenyacht / Tim Saunders Yacht Design