Turquoise Goes for Gold with Another In-Build Project Sold

By Jenna Mehdi

Not long after we recently reported the sale of 75m Vallicelli design NB 69, Turquoise has hit another brokerage milestone as it announced the signing of 53 metre Tala. Under construction at the Turkish yard’s Kocaeli shipyard, Tala’s hull and superstructure have been completed and her interior work is well underway. With exterior styling by Miami-based studio DeBasto Designs and interiors by Johnny Horsfield’s H2 Yacht Design, the project promises to be an exceptional one.

As is characteristic of Turquoise’s signature style, Tala’s design makes optimum use of her interior and exterior volumes. Weighing in at 720GT, she offers an impressive 8 +1 guest staterooms, while her exterior decks provide for both large entertainment areas and intimate spaces. 

‘No one will feel lost,’ comments designer Luiz DeBasto, referring to the interconnected and generously equipped deck spaces of the 53m superyacht. Marketed by the yard as a ‘terrific yacht for extended periods of residence’, Tala’s Sun Deck offers everything an owner should desire from hot tub, to bar, BBQ, sun-pads and ample open space. 

“With Tala’s enormous volume …my objective was to make the exterior less bulky and give a feeling of a forward dynamic movement, rather than a static feel,” says Luiz DeBasto. “I wanted the design to show movement and purpose from any angle. I achieved this with the long ascending line from the swim platform all the way up to the mast and down to the pilothouse windshield.”

Augmenting the shrewd layout of the 53m superyacht is a sizeable swim platform, designed to facilitate easy operations of tenders. With the Owner’s stateroom and VIP suite forward on Main Deck, guests and crew quarters benefit from a distinct separation. 

H2 Yacht Design has realised the owner’s vision of a more traditional interior, with Johnny Horsfield commenting, “The interior of Tala is set to reveal the diversity of our design studio’s abilities with the client opting for a rich traditional style with a colourful combination of classic details, burl veneers, marble flooring, and the interior will be lavishly embellished with gold highlights.”

We look forward to bringing our readers more news on Tala’s journey to her new Owner and would like to congratulate Turquoise on the smooth sale of the superyacht, who is on track for delivery in March 2022.

"With Tala’s enormous volume …my objective was to make the exterior less bulky and give a feeling of a forward dynamic movement, rather than a static feel."

Luiz De Basto, De Basto Design

"With Tala’s enormous volume …my objective was to make the exterior less bulky and give a feeling of a forward dynamic movement, rather than a static feel."

Luiz De Basto, De Basto Design
By Jenna Mehdi
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