A 50m (164ft) motor yacht designed by UK studio Ken Freivokh Design is the first superyacht to be constructed by a new Turkish yacht builder, Mayra Yachts. The company is based at the Antalya Free Trade Zone.

Mayra Yachts, formed last year, is a subsidiary of the diversified Prince Group which has interests in hotels and resorts, leisure activities, transport and logistics and security. It also operates a small yacht charter business using a 22m(72ft) Princess 72 Fly yachts and a 12m29ft Cranchi.

In a statement Ken Freivokh Design commented: “This project has been commissioned by the Prince Group and is the first of a series of yachts which this emerging group is planning. The Prince 50 is a yacht designed as a sleek yet highly comfortable yacht at the very edge of the 500GT rule. Uniquely long and elegant for its category, it is a four deck superyacht which boasts some quite unique features. Glass technology is at the forefront of the design, as the yacht not only enjoys large, multi-deck panoramic windows, but even the bulwarks are glazed, creating a very special open feeling towards the sea.”

Mayra Yachts operates a 3,500m2 shipbuilding facility within the Antalya FTZ the company plans to be become a leader in the superyacht sector. IBI understands that following the 50m there are plans for a 65m(213ft).