On the Market: Nerissa, A Timeless Turkish Build
From a distance, Bilgin Yacht’s recent launch, Nerissa could be mistaken for a classic summer sanctuary. But touching the water just months ago, on the inside, she tells a very different story. Her timeless exterior may create white glossy lines across The Med, but on the inside, IYC’s latest ‘On the Market’ addition is a contemporary Turkish delight.
Joining an ever-expanding repertoire at IYC, 47.5-meter Nerissa may not be the brokerage’s largest member of the fleet, but she’s certainly one of the most majestic. Aside from her comfortable cruising speed of 12knots and exceedingly shallow draft (2.5m), her traditional superstructure is stylish and sharp, with a nod to yachting tradition and clean aesthetic appeal.
However, her use exterior space leaves nothing to convention. Two Jacuzzi’s adorn the decks, while ample area to entertain is an ode to living life outdoors. But if there’s one particular trend Nerissa pays homage to, it’s making use of the forward upper deck, where one of two tubs is tucked away in ultimate seclusion, surrounded by seating on which to relax in open air.
In fact, there are several features that put Nerissa at one with the surroundings and equally, give rise to the latest trends. Her sweeping beach club (or tender garage) provides elegant on-water living while her master cabin fold-out platform provides an ocean gallery with unrivalled views. Yet it’s beneath the dramatic exterior where Nerissa's interior provides an otherworldly feel.
Designed by H2 Yacht Design, an earthy palette of rich creamy hues mirror her generous volumes, allowing her space to be shaped with an easy curvature that encapsulates guests, making them feel at home. Clearly curated by accomplished yacht designers, her range of leathers, woods and crowning brushed copper create a portfolio of textures for a sensory experience at sea.
With light marbling and a stand-out staircase giving a dash of glamour, Nerissa lies somewhere on the scale between a New York penthouse and a stripped-back Scandinavian studio.
"Her sweeping beach club (or tender garage) provides elegant on-water living while her master cabin’s fold-out platform provides an ocean gallery with unrivalled views..."