Turkish yacht builder Sunrise Yachts has signed a contract to build a 68m vessel. Project Skyfall is brokered by Worth Avenue Yachts. The Antalya-based yard will deliver Skyfall to John and Jeanette Staluppi in 2017. The yacht is their nineteenth and largest project to date.
“It means a lot to us to be chosen to build such an ambitious project, especially for one of the world’s most experienced yacht owners. It is both an acknowledgement of our achievements in the six short years of our shipyard’s operation, and a motivation to further pursue excellence in our standards. We are looking forward with great anticipation to this unique opportunity that is creating a floating work of art with creative and competent people,” comments Guillaume Roché, Sunrise Yachts CEO.
Project Skyfall is designed by Vallicelli & Co., with an interior design by Focus Yacht Design and naval architecture by Mulder Design and OYD.
Worth Avenue Yachts, who have been advising the clients, will be following up on the project’s construction until delivery in 2017. “There are some yachts that become game changers, that alter the desires and aspirations of future designs simply becoming “the way of the future”: this is one of those yachts,” comments broker Peter Thompson.
The vessel, a fast-- displacement transatlantic yacht featuring steel hull and aluminium superstructure, is designed to meet the owner’s particular requirements in terms of aesthetics, speed and comfort. Project Skyfall will feature a host of technologies never combined in a yacht project before, including the Voith Linear Jet propulsion system offering performance, reliability and silence and the MME micro turbines, to name a few.
Andrea Vallicelli of Italy’s Vallicelli & Co., explains: “The originality of the style, playing with harmonious contrasts between soft and rigid formal elements, is clearly noticeable in the sheer--line. Moreover, the low angle of the transom slope, reminiscent of a racing sailing yacht, and the long forward overhang help Project “Skyfall” to be a very slender yacht, although she has no less than five decks.”
The interior design is entrusted to the Bremen-based Focus Yacht Design, who is currently working with the shipyard on a 63m project to be delivered next winter.
Frank and Bas Mulder of Mulder Design will be bringing their engineering expertise to the project and help achieve the project’s performance targets.