KRC Yachting Reveals New 43m Concept Series 'Orca'

By Heather Collier

The Turkish shipyard KRC Yachting has announced their most recent collaboration with Italian design studio Italstyle Yacht Design for a new motor yacht concept series.

Christened as the KRCM 140 Series, also known as 'Orca', she has been designed with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure in mind, and has a construction period of 26 months.

Her exterior is said to take aesthetic inspiration from orcas and the sheer power behind such marine life, according to KRC's sales specialist Mert Kocaman.

Orca features a wide aft deck that has become popular among explorer and support yachts over recent years. At full beam, her aft deck bears a spacious lounge and dining area, along with room for a large sun pad to the aft. She also features hydraulic balconies that open out from each side to further widen the aft deck.

Two sets of steps aft lead down to the swim platform which is wide enough to comfortably accommodate sun beds for relaxation right on the water's edge.

Orca has a stepped access to the upper deck from the port side and this private upper deck is home to a lounge and Jacuzzi area. She also features a flybridge with a helm station to the fore and a lounge area to the aft.

Her interior design will be completely customer-oriented, with the ability to accommodate up to 11 guests between seven staterooms, including a master suite, two VIPs, four guest cabins with room for a crew of four, as well as the captain.

The 390GT Orca series is set to be powered by twin 900 horsepower MAN engines to a top speed of 13 knots, a cruising speed of 11 knots and a range of more than 4,000 nautical miles.

This series appears to be following in the footsteps of a previous concept range released by KRC, known as the KRCM 110, with many significant similarities shared.

By Heather Collier