Magnolia Yachts, a new Turkish yard, just announced that they’re building their first boat, a 78-foot mahogany trawler with some retro looks and what the company calls “megayacht ergonomics” throughout.
The new yacht, called Magnolia One, has three cabins below for six guests plus two more for three crew. It’s powered by twin 600-hp Cummins diesels, producing a top speed of 14 knots, a cruising speed of 12 knots, and a range of 2,200 nm at 9 knots.
Magnolia was started in 2019 by the fourth generation owners of the Yardimci Shipping Group, a commercial ship builder. With a yard in Istanbul, they now want to concentrate on custom-made luxury yachts. Magnolia One will be finished before summer; the yard is already working on Magnolia Two, a 130-foot explorer yacht.
Magnolia One is laid up with mahogany and an epoxy composite with E-glass. The decks are teak. The hull has a round bilge with a deep skeg. The yacht has new Humphree Fins gyro-stabilizers for comfort.
The hull on the trawler-inspired yacht is a dark green color with wooden accents for the window frames, rub rail and sun deck. The open salon deck leads to the galley, a lounge and the forward wheelhouse, with doors port and starboard opening to the wide side decks.
The slightly-curved transom folds down to become a waterside lounge. The cockpit has U-shaped seating with a table for 12. Up top, on the sun deck, there’s another dining space and a bar protected by a Bimini overhead. It’s open aft with room for storing a tender; an upper helm is forward, and a unique skylight is centered to flood the salon below with natural light.
On the lower deck, the luxurious master stateroom is full-beam amidships with dark wood decks, natural light-oak furniture and white satin lacquer finishing. The VIP cabin is forward and a twin guest cabin is between it and the master. They all have en suite heads and showers.
Specs.: LOA: 78’7”; Beam: 20’9”; Draft: 5’2”; Disp.: 80 tons; Fuel: 1,849 gals.; Water: 582 gals.; Power: 2×600-hp Cummins diesels. Read more: