Istanbul-based shipyard Turquoise Yachts has completed an extensive €6.4m refit work on Indian Empress, a 95m motoryacht built by Oceanco in 2000.

Originally built for a member of the royal Qatari family, Indian Empress was purchased by the current owner in 2006. In addition to being extensively operated privately, the yacht has also been a very popular charter yacht.

In 2014, Mark Berryman Design was engaged to thoroughly revamp the interior and make it more contemporary. The work brief required a very short turn around time frame.

Commenting on the project, Turquoise CEO Mehmet Karabeyoğlu says: ”The owner wanted the boat for summer use, which gave us a narrow window of opportunity to finish the project. New ideas and alterations kept flooding in after work had commenced. Our ability to make decisions on the spot and adapt quickly without reams of red tape was key to the speed and success of the refit.”