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Shortly after the sale of 246-foot (75 meter) NB 69, Turquoise Yachts announced the sale of 174-foot (53 meter) Tala, which is well underway at Kocaeli shipyard. With hull and superstructure completed and interior work in process, she is taking form. Her exterior styling is by Miami-based studio DeBasto Designs and her interior is by London based H2 Yacht Design.


At 720 GT, Tala offers significant interior and exterior space commensurate with yachts that are usually much larger. She offers 8 + 1 guest staterooms, and spacious exterior deck areas designed for entertainment of both big groups and for intimate gatherings of 2 to 4 people. “No one will feel lost,” says Luiz DeBasto. The Sun Deck offers around-the-clock entertainment with a hot tub, sun-pads, TV, day head, bar, BBQ and acres of open space.

“With Tala’s enormous volume … my objective was to make the exterior less bulky and give a feeling of a forward dynamic movement, rather than a static feel,” says Luiz DeBasto. “I wanted the design to show movement and purpose from any angle. I achieved this with the long ascending line from the swim platform all the way up to the mast and down to the pilothouse windshield.”


Some of Tala’s highlights include a substantial swim platform that make it easy for ingress and egress from tenders. The Owner's stateroom and VIP suite are forward on Main Deck. Traffic circulation between guests and crew are completely separated on all decks, including discreet access on Lower Deck between the Laundry and the Guest's area. Crew accommodations for 10 are on the lower deck and there is a Captain's cabin on the Upper Deck next to the pilothouse.

H2 Yacht Design will be responsible for the interior decoration. Jonny Horsfield of H2 Yacht Design states, “The interior of Tala is set to reveal the diversity of our design studio’s abilities with the client opting for a rich traditional style with a colorful combination of classic details, burl veneers, marble flooring , and the interior will be lavishly embellished with gold highlights.”

Tala is scheduled to be delivered in March 2022.

Main Specifications:

LOA: 174ft (53m)
Beam overall: 30ft 6in (9.3m)
Draft : 10ft 8in (3.25m)
GT : 720
Speed : 15 Knots
Material : Steel Hull & Aluminum Superstructure
Main Engines : 2x Caterpillar C32 1300bhp
Generators : 2x Caterpillar C7.1 150kw
Stabilizers : Naiad, AtRest + AtSpeed
Class: Lloyd’s Register of Shipping; +100 A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6,+ LMC, UMS
Flag: Cayman Islands
Exterior Designer : Debasto Designs
Interior Designer : H2 Yacht Design
Naval Architect : Turquoise Yachts


Guest Accommodation:

  • Owner’s Suite and Lounge
  • VIP Suite
  • 7 Guest Cabins
  • Main Salon and Dining Room
  • Sky Lounge
  • Sun Deck with Jacuzzi and Bar
  • Beach Club by swim platform
  • Day Head in all Decks

Crew Accommodation:

  • 1 Captain Cabin
  • 5 Double Crew Cabins

Tenders and Toys:

  • 1 Luxury Tender (6.4m / 21 ft)
  • 1 Rescue Tender (4.5m / 14.7 ft)
  • Jet Ski & Wave Runners