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.
Exterior Design: Hoek Design
Interior Design: Hoek Design
Interior Styling: Vickers Studio & Dols Home
Naval Architecture: Hoek Design
Beam max: 9.55m
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
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
GYM and massage room
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