Turkish yard Mengi Yay has launched its new 44 metre project Project Virtus.
The yacht hit the water for the first time at the Mengi Yay shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul on Wednesday July 31.
Following her launch, Virtus will become the yard’s second largest motor yacht behind the 45 metre Aquarius. Sea trials will take place just outside of the Turkish shipyard.
After sea trials Virtus will remain in Istanbul Technical University’s Tuzla campus while furnishing and interior touches take place before university students are treated to an up-close tour.
Developed in collaboration with Ginton Naval Architects, this 43.6 metre aluminium yacht features interior design from BTA Design and VYD Studio, which also created the exterior lines.
Virtus series will hopefully continue with 46m series, which will have better features in terms of design layout and craftsmanship.