Turkish superyacht builder Sunrise Yachts has extended its order book into 2018 with the signing of three new contracts at FLIBS 2014. With the 68m (223ft) Project Skyfall signed last month, this gives the Antalya-based builder four new orders.
The three signed at FLIBS include a 45m (148ft) sister to Atomic and a 50m (164ft) and a 60m (197ft) designed by A Vallicelli & Co, all for 2017 or 2018 delivery. In addition to this, a new 50m design by Espen Oieno is in discussion. More details of these projects will be released next year.
The first Atomic was on show at FLIBS and attracted over 300 visitors, including nearly 20 superyacht owners. There were also many visitors from both North and South America who, according to a Sunrise press statement, were “greatly intrigued by the full-displacement, steel and aluminium design”, not to mention the fuel economy and large space volumes.
Guillaume Roché, Sunrise Yachts co-founder and CEO, stated: "We are very proud of the quality achieved with M/Y Atomic, which is bringing us one great step closer to our objectives in terms of engineering and construction standards. We intend to continue improving with every project we are currently building and we look forward to exhibiting our new yachts at FLIBS in 2015 and beyond."
As for Project Skyfall, negotiations with a number of potential purchasers are understood to be in progress. The yacht is set for completion in 2017 with the hull nearing completion.
Project Skyfall was designed by Vallicelli & Co, with an interior by Focus Yacht Design and naval architecture by Mulder Design and Ozgun Yacht Design. Project Skyfall is a fast-displacement, steel hulled and aluminium superstructure luxury yacht.
Sunrise now has an order book of eight contracts following the delivery of Atomic. Project Skyfall, at 68m, will be their largest to date. It is perhaps convenient that the company completed a new 20,000sq m state-of-the-art build facility able to handle projects up to 75m (246ft) earlier this year.