The largest Vitruvius. 80M of new lifestyle strategy.

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]n 80m Vitruvius Yachts project will be built by Turquoise Yachts. This is one of the first new builds for the brand focused on its [highlight color=”yellow”]“lifestyle strategy”[/highlight]. This 80m motor yacht is the largest Vitruvius so far. It is a yacht with exceptionally well-proportioned and balanced lines with discrete design characteristics of the Vitruvius Yachts style.

VY80 is designed to provide generous living space onboard, while retaining a sense of intimacy. A landmark project, it is one of the first new build projects announced by Turquoise since Dr Mohammed Al Barwani acquired a majority stake in the shipyard. It is also the largest of Philippe Briand’s designs to be realised under the Vitruvius Yachts name.

“This is an exciting project which fully encapsulates our focus on the yachting lifestyle,” says Mehmet Karabeyoglu, CEO of Turquoise. “It captures a vision that Mohammed and I share.”

Grace E - Picchiotti | Perini Navi Group
Grace E – Picchiotti | Perini Navi Group


The profile of the VY80 has the distinctive lines of the Vitruvius “family feeling”, with a streamlined design, and sensation of transparency in the superstructure through substantial use of glass in the living space.

An owner’s deck below the sundeck is comprised of a generous owner’s salon, office and stateroom, with a private terrace and Jacuzzi forward. In total, 12 guests are accommodated, in six suites, plus 21 crew.

A gym with adjoining spa with sauna, hammam and plunge pool will have remarkable views of the waterline via a floor-to-ceiling window amidships. A full-beam, open beach club to the aft of the yacht will provide the perfect space from which to enjoy daytime watersports.

There will be more than 395sqm of deck space over four decks, and a number of stunning design features including an infinity swimming pool, three levels of outdoor lounging and dining areas, and two Jacuzzis.

“We are thrilled about this project” said Veerle Battiau, Managing Director of Vitruvius Yachts. “Advanced design from Vitruvius and the well established quality of Turquoise combine in VY80 to realise an exciting new vision of yachting at its best: bold new design focused strongly on individual lifestyle choice”.

[toggle title=”About Vitruvius Yachts” state=”close”]Vitruvius Yachts is an international superyacht design company based in London. The Vitruvius Yachtsphilosophy focuses on creating custom motor yachts that are efficient, robust and long-range, capable ofindependent global cruising. Drawing on the world-class pedigree of Philippe Briand’s highly evolved sailingyachts, of which over 12,000 have been produced to date, Vitruvius Yachts uses the Briand OptimisedStretched (BOS) hull design to take naval architecture of luxury motor yachts to the next level, based on theethos of “ideal proportion” seen in Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. The increased efficiency of the vesselreduces the operational costs of fuel consumption, extends its cruising range and minimises its environmental emissions. Currently, three motor yachts have been delivered to the Vitruvius Yachts design:50m M/Y Exuma, 55m Galileo G and 73m M/Y Grace E – all built in collaboration with Picchiotti (Perini NaviGroup). The current range ability for the Vitruvius Yachts platform is 45 to 100+ metres. Each Vitruvius Yachts design is created to the owner’s specifications, with a number of boundary-pushing features that have included ice-class capabilities for polar cruising and diesel electric propulsion for improved. These constructions are conceived – in steel and aluminum – to offer the longest hull for a given volume and the shortest hull for this same given volume.[/toggle]

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