The 95-metre Indian Empress, which was launched at Oceanco in 2000, has completed a €6.4 million refit at Turquoise Yachts' Pendik yard in Istanbul.
Originally built for a member of the Qatari royal family, Indian Empress has proved a highly successful charter yacht. With room for 12 sleeping guests, the yacht has extensive guest areas that includes a treatment room, a beauty salon, a sauna and steam room, a massage area and a dedicated cinema room. The yacht charters through Burgess for €750,000pw, and she is spending the forthcoming summer in the Mediterranean.
She was purchased by the current owner in 2006. In 2014, Mark Berryman Design was engaged to revamp the interior with a more contemporary twist. “The extensive work brief required a very short turnaround time frame, and the owner’s team trusted Turquoise Yachts to make it happen,” the yard says.
“Apart from our experience and expertise, what we brought to the party was speed and flexibility. The owner wanted the boat for summer use, which gave us a narrow window of opportunity to finish the project. New ideas and alterations kept flooding in after work had commenced. Our ability to make decisions on the spot and adapt quickly without reams of red tape was key to the speed and success of the refit,” says Mehmet Karabeyoğlu, CEO of Turquoise.