The Turkish shipyard, Turquoise Yachts, has launched a magnum of yacht that would definitely require a map to explore it thoroughly. The design, aptly dubbed Project Atlas, a meter (276 feet) colossal superyacht hit the water for the first time at a lush ceremony attended by the owner in Istanbul.
Project Atlas is a marvelous creation designed by UK studio Harrison Eidsgaard. The superyacht is derived from an existing 262-foot (80m) model from Turquoise Yachts with a few different design variations, which also include an additional lift shaft and tender garage. The garage can hold three tenders – 10m, 8.5m, and 7m for a crew – and two jet skis. The Turkish yard describes the aluminum superstructure with sleek lines, a dramatic sharp bow, and a steel hull as “progressive but timeless,”. Apart from being aesthetically pleasing, these elements also help the vessel sail through the waters efficiently.
The exteriors also include full-height windows that allow abundant natural light into the open interior. There are two key luxurious alfresco areas; the beach club and an expansive sun deck. The former is situated on the lower deck, expanding to an impressive 800 square feet when the hydraulic platforms on both sides are lowered. It also features a striking 9m x 3m swimming pool flanked by sunbeds, as well as an inbuilt projector and plush seating. Space can be doubled up as a cinema with an inbuilt projector and ample seating area come nightfall.
The sun deck comprises a Jacuzzi forward and a bar and dining area to the aft that’s perfect for the requisite sundowners. The sun deck can be accessed through two outside staircases or the interior elevator and atrium staircase. The main deck, on the other hand, sports rotunda seating and yet another lounge. The sizable 2300GT interior can be configured in either a “penthouse” or “foredeck” layout. The penthouse layout features a magnificent owner’s suite with a private lounge along with six additional guest cabins. In comparison, the foredeck layout adds an extra “multipurpose cabin” to the owner’s suite without a private lounge and six guest cabins. The crew quarters are the same for both layouts, offering 14 crew cabins, including a separate captain’s cabin.
For entertainment, the Project Atlas is equipped with a garage forward of the lower deck that is big enough to store a 33-foot tender, a 28-foot tender, a 23-foot crew tender, and two jet skis. “Project Atlas is a refusal of monotony,” the yard said in a statement. “A self-contained world of entertainment, exploration, and energy.”
The massive 2300GT Project Atlas is powered by four 200 kW C9 DITA Caterpillar engines with a top speed of 17 knots.