AES Yachts launches 71-metre yacht Victoria

AES Yachts' 71m explorer superyacht Victoria
AES Yachts' 71m explorer superyacht Victoria
AES Yachts’ 71m explorer superyacht Victoria

Turkish shipyard AES Yachts has released the first images of their recently launched 71-metre explorer superyacht project, named Victoria.

The project, previously known as Project Agat, dates back to 2004. Construction began in 2006 at the Sevmash Shipyard in Russia.

The project was then transferred to Italy, and in 2015 to AES Yacht’s facilities in Turkey for completion, working to Lloyd’s and MCA standards.

The 71-metre explorer superyacht Victoria is built from steel hull and aluminium superstructure. She features an exterior styling originally developed by Gresham Yacht Design in close collaboration with Saint Petersburg-based naval architecture studio Agat Design Bureau. Both interior and exterior design have been taken care of by London-based studio H2 Yacht Design.

Steve Gresham so commented on the project: “It has been a privilege to design this yacht for an owner with foresight in developing new-build facilities and thus expanding yachting horizons.”

As explained by Gresham himself, the layout has been designed to make the most of the interior space, resulting in a total volume of 1,553GT. Key features include full-height windows by Yachtglass that can cantilever outwards. Accommodation is provided for up to 14 guests across seven cabins and the crew quarters are suitable for a staff of up to 16 people across 9 cabins.

Power comes from a pair of 2,111hp MTU 16V4000 engines for a top speed of 18 knots and comfortable cruising at 14 knots. When trimmed back to her economic speed of 12 knots, Victoria should boast a range of 7,000 nautical miles.

Victoria will soon start her sea trials and is expected for delivery by July 2018.

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