Blue II (formerly known as Project Lombok)—the André Hoek – designed 184-foot (56-meter) explorer motoryacht took off on her maiden voyage.
Built by Turquoise Yachts in Istanbul, Blue II is reminiscent of classic steam ships, yet she is designed and built to be an exploration yacht for the 21st century. Her exterior styling and interior design, created with the latest technology by Hoek Design using CFD software, shows a classic profile with a contemporary twist.
Designated ice-class 1B, she was conceived and built with the capability to explore Polar Regions and the Northwest Passage. She has optimal sea keeping characteristics and is equipped with IMO Tier III diesel electric propulsion. Special features include generous under-deck storage for two sizeable tenders. With an interior volume of 785 GT, the yacht has an immense amount of varied and functional space over four decks.
Blue II’s interior is a blend of classic teak detailing, combined with contemporary flair. Styling is by Hoek Design in cooperation with Vickers Studio and Dols Home, which provided the interior décor. Along with cozy and communal indoor spaces, there are expansive open deck spaces for relaxation. Owners’ representation and project management was provided by Master Yachts Consultancy.
While the yacht was launched on the 12th of May, commissioning took place remotely due to the current Covid-19 flight restrictions. The maiden voyage commenced on the 29th of July under the warm Mediterranean sun. Due to her unique styling, she will be easy to spot cruising the Med
LOA: 184ft (55.9m)
Beam max: 31ft (9.5m)
Draft: 11ft (3.4m)
Displacement (full): 876T
GT: 790 Approx.
Speed: 13 Knots Approx.
Material: Steel Ice Class 1B hull; Aluminum Superstructure
Class: Rina C +Hull. Mach YCH Unrestricted Navigation EFP, DMS, Ice Class 1B
Main Propulsion: Diesel Electric 2x800kW e-motors coupled to Renk reduction gear box
Main Propulsion Generators: Caterpillar 2xC32 830 ekW
Generators: 3 x Caterpillar C7.1 100ekW +1xC7.1 117ekW emergency
Stabilizers: Naiad 4 x fins at Rest
Naval Architecture: Hoek Design
Exterior Design: Hoek Design
Interior Design: Hoek Design
Interior Styling: Vickers Studio & Dols Home
1 UD Owner’s Suite
1 MD VIP Suite
1 Owner’s Office
4 Guest Cabins
MD Saloon and Dining
UD Sky lounge
Sauna and Steam Room
Gym and Massage Room
1 Captain’s Cabin
5 Double Crew Cabins
Tenders and Toys:
1 Novurania Chase 31ft Limousine Tender
1 Pascoe Rescue / Crew Tender 7m
2 Wave Runners