Turquoise Yachts launches 56-meter Blue II Turquoise Yachts launches 56-meter Blue II
Blue II (formerly known as Project Lombok) is an explorer yacht signed by André Hoek. The 56-meter was built at Turquoise Yachts in Istanbul.... Turquoise Yachts launches 56-meter Blue II

Blue II (formerly known as Project Lombok) is an explorer yacht signed by André Hoek. The 56-meter was built at Turquoise Yachts in Istanbul.

This vessel is somewhat reminiscent of classic steamships, yet designed and built to be an exploration yacht for the modern days. Both the exterior and interior design were created with the latest technology by Hoek Design using CFD software.

Designated ice-class 1B, Blue II is capable of exploring the Polar Regions and the Northwest Passage. Having optimal seakeeping characteristics, she is equipped with IMO Tier III diesel-electric propulsion. Special features include generous under-deck storage for two sizeable tenders. With an interior volume of 785 GT, the yacht boasts an immense amount of varied and functional space over four decks.

Blue II ’s interior by Hoek Design in collaboration with Vickers Studio and Dols Home mixes classic elements, such as teak detailing, and contemporary flair.  Along with cozy and communal indoor spaces, there are expansive open deck spaces for relaxation. Master Yachts Consultancy provided owners’ representation and project management.

While the yacht was launched on the 12th of May, delivery is on target and scheduled for early July.

Main Specifications:

Exterior Design: Hoek Design

Interior Design: Hoek Design

Interior Styling: Vickers Studio & Dols Home

Naval Architecture: Hoek Design

LOA: 55.99m

Beam max: 9.55m

Draft: 3.4m

Displacement (full): 876T

GT: 790 Approx.

Speed: 13 Knots Approx.

Material: Steel Ice Class 1B hull; Aluminum Superstructure

Class: Rina C +Hull. Mach YCH Unrestricted Navigation EFP, DMS, Ice Class 1B

Main Propulsion: Diesel Electric 2x800kW e-motors coupled to Renk reduction gear box

Main Propulsion Generators: Caterpillar 2xC32 830 ekW

Generators: 3 x Caterpillar C7.1 100ekW +1xC7.1 117ekW emergency

Stabilizers: Naiad 4 x fins at Rest

Guest Accommodation:

1 UP Owner’s Suite

1 MD VIP Suite

1 Owner’s office

4 Guest cabins

MD Saloon and Dining

UD Sky lounge

Sauna and steam room

Turkish Bath

GYM and massage room

Crew Accommodation:

1 Captain cabin

4 Double crew cabins

1 single crew cabin

Tenders and Toys:

 1 Novurania Chase 31’ Limousine tender

1 Pascoe rescue/crew tender 6.5m

2 Wave Runners

(Turquoise Yachts launches 56-meter Blue II – Barchemagazine.com – May 20209