This Steamship-Inspired Explorer Yacht Blends Old-Timey Design With State-of-the-Art Technology

By February 24, 2021No Comments

Turquoise Yachts’ latest boat may look like an old-timey steamer, but underneath its eye-catching exterior is a state-of-the-art expedition vessel.

The Blue II is the ideal fusion of old and new, effortlessly blending retro flair with advanced 21st-century technology. That tech also gives the 184-foot explorer versatility, allowing it to be as adept at cruising through the Mediterranean as it is navigating through the ice-strewn waters of the Arctic.

Despite the retro design,

the ice-class explorer’s tech

is pure 21st century.

The Turkish-built ship’s exterior was designed by Andre Hoek of Hoek Design, and is the firm’s first and only motor yacht project. The boat’s handsome profile recalls classic steamships of the golden age of yachting. With the interior areas positioned at the vessel’s center, the boat has four spacious decks—one towards the bow, the other three near the stern—providing loads of space for entertaining or just laying out and catching some rays. She also offers plenty of garage space, including room for two tenders and two wave runners.