A very happy Sedat Ergun, owner and CEO of Dunya Yachts, had good reason for arriving a little late at the cocktail party on board Red Square at the Monaco Yacht Show: the 72-metre superyacht had just been sold by Yachting Partners International (YPI). “Red Square is our first baby – she is precious to us, and it has been a great pleasure to show her at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. Of course it is amazing to be able to announce her sale in the show, and she is going to a good owner who I know will enjoy her every bit as much as we have enjoyed making her a reality. And for those interested in building their own dream yacht now I would say this: you have seen what we achieved with Red Square, our first ever superyacht – imagine what we can now do with our second,” he said to a delighted crowd on the yacht’s bridge deck.

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Photo: Mike Edwardson

The 73-metre yacht is Dunya’s first and features an interior by the late Alberto Pinto. The main deck salon has a walkaround gallery on the owner’s deck above. The yacht also features a helideck, an aft deck infinity pool and a cinema room. She sleeps 12 guests. “We are very proud to have been able to work with Dunya and Red Square. Sedat and his team have created an amazing yacht for which we are very pleased to have found a new owner. She is almost certainly the highest quality yacht of her size ever to come out of Turkey and a credit to the yard and the skilled onsite team from all over the world. Dunya has proved in Red Square that it is a yard to be reckoned with,” says Philippe Hetland Brault, CEO of YPI. He expressed his thanks to Russell Crump, Head of Sales for YPI, without whom this sale would not have been possible.