The Milanese firm Hot Lab recently celebrated its anniversary, celebrating 15 years full of numerous international awards. This project raises the bar even higher in terms of quality and attention to detail.
“I had the pleasure of meeting this passionate ship owner and his wife in Istanbul in the summer of 2017 and in less than an hour we had agreed on the design and contractual principles,” says Antonio Romano, co-founder of Hot Lab. “He had already owned three yachts and was looking for a motoryacht for personal use; thanks to his previous experience he was able to provide us with a detailed brief. This was a great help both for us and for the shipyard”.
The owner started sailing along the Turkish coast on traditional gulets and motor yachts before deciding to rent a shipyard in Istanbul to build two 23 and 26 meters yachts designed by Aldo Cichero. His third yacht, with which he sailed for 13 years, was a 34 meters.
“Sailing has been my passion for 30 years,” explains the owner. “I chose Yildiz to build my fourth yacht because of the high quality of their work and I met Hot Lab. “I am used to dealing with Italian designers and I find it very easy to work with a young, friendly, and customer-oriented team. They did a great job together with my wife and me”.
“Sunrise is a beautiful yacht for a beautiful family”, explains Enrico Lumini, head designer at Hot Lab. “The interior style reflects the culture, tastes, and character of its refined owners. The style required is soberly classic with contemporary details that reflect the external lines and satisfy the members of three generations of the family”.
Checkerboard panels in walnut, macassar ebony, and azfelia honey have been combined with chrome, mother of pearl, and woven leather details. The self-supporting furniture is a mix of projects made to measure by Hot Lab, such as the dining table and coffee tables, and pieces supplied by top Italian brands such as Giorgetti and Minotti. The bathroom accessories are by Dornbracht and the furniture by Glyn Peter Machin.
The layout is unusual, as in addition to the four guest suites on the lower deck (two twins and two doubles), the owner’s suite overlooks the aft section of the upper deck.
Forward of the main deck are the large galley and pantry on the port side, as well as the captain’s cabin on the starboard side just behind the wheelhouse. The yacht accommodates a total of 12 guests and 9 crew.
The elevator serving the three decks is also an unusual choice on a yacht of this size. On the upper deck, both internally and externally, there is everything you need for lunch, as well as under the hardtop of the sundeck and a spacious relaxation area in front of the wheelhouse. The tender and water toys are stowed, as is usually the case on an explorer, on the bow deck, leaving space for a beach club aft. Needless to say, the routes on board for guests and crew are separate.
“The level of attention the owner has paid to the project has been really incredible,” explains Akgül, Chief Executive Officer of Yildiz Shipyard. “As always, she paid special attention to the interiors and Hot Lab was perfectly capable of making her family’s vision real, and therefore of realizing it down to the smallest detail while maintaining a positive attitude. From our construction site point of view, their technical support and coordination were of the highest level. The final result is a happy owner!”.
Overall length: 43.06m
Max draught: 2.6m
Gross Tonnage: 419
Number of guests:12
Number of crew: 9
Fuel tank: 40,000L
Water tank: 6,600L
Cruising speed:13.5 kn
Maximum speed: 15.5 kn
Motors: 2xMTU 8V 2000 M72
(43m M/Y Sunrise delivered, interior design by Milanese studio Hot Lab – Barchemagazine.com – October 2020)