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News: Redifining Tradition : Nauta Design renovates 36 meter gulet

August 24, 2009 by Superyacht Design
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A Gulet, is a traditional Turkish term for a two mast wooden sailing vessel. When a recent contract of renovating the interiors of a Turkish gulet was kept in front of Nauta Design, it accepted it without a second thought. The end results were a beautiful and extraordinary traditional yacht.

At the beginning, when creating the interior design for a traditional Turkish gulet was taken by Nauta Design, very few designers in the Milanese studio were expecting such a beautiful and remarkable end result. Thus the decision was not only well taken but well executed too.

The 36 meter long steel yacht was built in Tuzla, the homeland of the yachting industry in Turkey. The new design to be made not only required a custom based approach but also needed a traditional touch with contemporary style. Thus the owner’s ideas were both stimulating and ambitious, with a design briefly focused on the study of a contemporary winning style, which reminded of the wooden traditional gulets that sail the Turkish waters.

In order to preserve the exterior traditional look by preserving the spirit of the gulet tradition, no changes were made in the strong and clear exterior styling, including two typical masts, a remarkable roof, a high volume hull, a cozy aft deck and the classic stern.

The original design of the gulet was modified a bit below the deck hat, where traditional exterior styling was combined with a modern, minimalist style. Moreover, for the interior, the designers used traditional construction materials and fabrics, upholsteries and carpets, to create an ethnic, yet very modern Turkish style.

The choice of colors was very important in the renovating process, in order to preserve the traditional look and to make the new interiors blend with the old exteriors. The use of colors inside was chosen in such a way that they were dominated by the sophisticated contrast of dark and light materials. Moreover, the Use of bleached oak elegantly matches the darker colors of wengé wood, which is used to frame several vertical and horizontal surfaces.

Keeping all these things aside, it’s the owner’s suite that probably strikes out of the whole design. Nauta has genuinely expressed their creative work in the best possible manner in the owner’s suite. The cabin features a clever layout, and overlooks the aft transom through large stern windows and features a small library and a large bathroom, large enough to be used as a true Turkish bath/hamam. The double king size bed is located in such a way that it faces the huge window on the aft transom. Moreover, the large sofa just below not only makes an ideal place for seating and reading but also possesses a view, which overlooks the yacht’s wake when she’s sailing.

The yacht also features a small area on the portside, which accommodates an L-shaped sofa, whist on the starboard side there is a small study with an ample table to allow working in comfort, with the fantastic view through the aft transom windows.

The same kind of arrangement and selection of contrasting wood is seen in the guest cabins, large galley and in the inviting saloon, which has a lounge area and a dining area, featuring a comfortable table.
Thus, the gelut’s interiors reflect the owner’s genuine choices in terms of decor and furniture. Moreover, his view of an enriched interior with an “ethnic” touch makes the yacht as one of the most interesting Turkish projects of the recent times.

Some specifications:

The yacht has an overall length of 41, 26 mts. (bowsprit forward included) with a maximum beam of 8.57 meters and a draft of 4.80 meters. It has a displacement of 182 tons, Sail surface of 600 m2 and a Cruising speed of 12,5 knots. The yacht can accommodate maximum of 8 guests, with 6 crew members.

Moreover, it has a total fuel capacity of 9.980 liters and fresh water capacity of 9.740 liters. The yacht has been made in the Shipyard of Evadne Yachts, Turkey and has Karatas Yacht Design as its Naval Architect and Nauta Design as its Interior designer. The Interior fitting has been done by Ber-line yacht interiors.

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