Proteksan-Turquoise is celebrating a busy 2011. The first of three planned deliveries early this year is Turquoise, built for a repeat client who ordered his first Turquoise from the yard in 1994. The high-profile launch of a yacht with solid credentials (Ed Dubois architecture, Donald Starkey Design, all supervised by surveyor Don Patton) helped put Turkey on the yachtbuilding map and establish Proteksan-Turquoise. Since then, the expanding shipyard has forged a solid reputation. After the first Turquoise came Mosaique and 13 other yachts after that, ranging in size from 131’ to 190’. Vinydrea (shown at the 2008 Monaco Yacht Show) and sistership Leo Fun, now renamed Sirius and bound for Russia (her new owner is the Russian government,) refreshed the expedition vessel style with innovative design features. Proteksan-Turquoise returns to Monaco this year with a brand-new yacht.
The new Turquoise, with styling by Ed Dubois and interior by US-based HOK Design and Suntay Design of Turkey, will be available for charter.