The now worldwide recognized quality of the Turkish yards brought the designers from Barracuda yachts to designed this 2 super sailing yachts for the Tuzla based Mengi Yay Yachts yards.
The brief called for universally appealing, well-balanced hulls that would transcend short-term fashion and survive the test of time.
These had to be practical designs that could be built in a relatively uncomplicated and cost-competitive way. To this end we included many symmetrical shape rooms – cabins, for example, that could easily be transformed from doubles to twins and back again.
While each yacht is clearly very different, several common attributes included, for example, large and spacious aft-deck areas, maximum waterline length hulls, balanced rudders and deep bulb keels, variable length centreboards, full carbon rigs and flexible sail plans.
Unusually for the size of the 31m we were asked to include three guest cabins in addition to the owner’s suite. And for the impressive 40m the signature feature is the full-beam width owner’s suite – with patio-door access to a private terrace and swim platform.