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Feature: Mengi Yay 45M "Aquarius"

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  1. Mengi Yay 45-meter "Aquarius" Yacht
    Turkish builder Mengi Yay delivered the 45-meter "Aquarius" earlier in the year and since then she has been cruising around the Mediterranean and Turkey. Aquarius is built with a wooden hull engineered by Ginton Naval Architects and an overall exterior design by Oğuzhan Güler. The wonderful interior is perhaps where this yacht shines most. The spaces are all beautifully done to a design by Autoban & BTA Design. One facet of the interior design is the perforated ceiling finish that pervades most of the spaces. Guest accommodation onboard is in five cabins with the master suite forward on the main deck.
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  2. The master suite is spacious but could have been a bit more spacious. What do we mean? The design incorporated not one but two built-in balconies on either side of the suite and those take away some valuable space from the interior of the room. However, the balconies give the owner their own personal space to walk out on to within the comfort of their own suite. The doors can be opened and allow fresh sea breezes to enter. We have been so spoiled by making master suites full-beam that the slightest loss in square footage appears to be undesirable. Note the perforated ceiling finish even in the master suite and this continues into the main saloon.
  3. The main saloon maximizes the most of the 9-meter space offered onbeam and with large windows and twin fold-down bulwarks on either side, there is a good view from most areas of the space. The fold-down bulwarks are just off the formal dining room and enhances the dining experience when at anchor. The decor of the space is still consistent and again the perforated ceiling is very evident here. Light, Mid and Dark tones mesh in this space very well and are offset slightly by splashes of accent colour.
  4. The side decks onboard Aquarius are quite spacious and are further accentuated by the same fold-down bulwarks. Below showcases how much space is available when the balconies are deployed. They are finished in the same teak material to match the remainder of the side decks. Beefy railings are in place to secure the extended space and add finesse to the overall experience. One of the nice spaces onboard Aquarius is the beach club.
  5. Yes, there is a beach club onboard this 45-meter yacht. Usually this space serves as a tender garage for the yacht's main tender but the entire space is dedicated to a stylish beach club. Even down here, the perforated ceiling trend continues definitely hammering-home the design philosophy's cohesiveness. Once Aquarius is at anchor, the beach club is opened up on three sides with two shell doors on the sides and and fold-out transom. The connection to the sea is very apparent here, you cannot get closer to the water from onboard than here. The beach club space is sufficient to host a suite of comfy relaxing sofa-style furniture and loose teak tables to rest books or a cocktail on.
  6. The aft decks are spacious too with many areas to sit and relax. The aft bridge deck can be configured to host a tender or as seen here store two amphibious quadskis -basically a hybrid of ATV and Jetski-. Two CAT C32 1,450HP marine engines are onboard giving Aquarius a top speed of 15-knots. Fuel capacity is 33,000 LT along with fresh water storage for 8,000 LT. The 300 tonne yacht is 45-meters long, 9-meters wide and a slim draft of just 2.5-meters. Five cabins for the owner an guests are available along with four crew cabins.

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    Mengi Yay
    Istanbul, Turkey

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