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Victorious will be the star at this year’s Miami Boat Show 2024: A Testament to Türkiye's Maritime Excellence


Thursday 07 March 2024

Picture Victorious will be the star at this year’s Miami Boat Show 2024: A Testament to Türkiye's Maritime Excellence

A Voyage of Perseverance and Triumph

In the illustrious world of luxury yachting, the story of the superyacht Victorious stands as a beacon of engineering marvel and design sophistication. Today, we spotlight the superyacht Victorious, a crowning achievement that mirrors the unparalleled craftsmanship and visionary excellence found in Türkiye.

Türkiye's Pride: A Beacon of Maritime Mastery

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The journey of Victorious, from its conception to becoming the star of the Miami International Boat Show 2024, is a narrative of relentless ambition and meticulous craftsmanship. Originating in 2006 as a steel-and-aluminum framework in Santiago, Chile, this 278-foot explorer yacht found its savior in New Zealand billionaire Graeme Hart. Yet, it was under the stewardship of Turkish entrepreneur Vural Ak and his establishment of AKYacht in İstanbul that Victorious was transformed into the epitome of luxury and elegance. This transformation showcases the exceptional capabilities of Turkish shipbuilding.

The extensive refurbishment and extension carried out in İstanbul are a proud testament to Türkiye's maritime industry's ingenuity. Victorious's journey to receiving the “2022 Robb Report Best of the Best” award highlights the meticulous attention to detail and the superior craftsmanship inherent to Turkish shipyards. Victorious is not merely a yacht; it is a testament to the lavish lifestyle and adventurous spirit of its esteemed owner, Vural Ak. Designed to cater to the tastes of sports car enthusiasts and luxury aficionados alike, the yacht reflects the unique blend of passion and elegance. From its checkered-flag burgee to the prestigious Bentley Continental GT showcased at its debut, Victorious embodies the pinnacle of luxury, adventure, and bespoke craftsmanship.

Unparalleled Capabilities and Comfort

Picture <h3>Unparalleled Capabilities and Comfort</h3>

Equipped with industrial-grade Caterpillar engines, Victorious boasts an impressive range, enabling it to traverse the globe with ease. Its capability for extended, self-sufficient voyages makes it a paragon of freedom and luxury on the high seas. The yacht's amenities, including space for 24 guests, a cinema, an observation lounge, and a comprehensive wellness center, represent the epitome of luxury living.

For BARNES TÜRKİYE, Victorious is more than a superyacht; it is a symbol of national pride and a showcase of the extraordinary capabilities of the Turkish maritime industry. As Victorious prepares to dazzle attendees at the Miami International Boat Show 2024, it stands as a testament to the innovative spirit and craftsmanship.


Interesting fact

In December 2022, while navigating the Atlantic from the Mediterranean towards the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, the explorer yacht Victorious, under the command of Captain Petar Milkov, detected a distress signal emanating from a five-member crew aboard a capsized 50-foot catamaran. Promptly diverting its course, Victorious embarked on a meticulous search operation. After an exhaustive 15-hour effort, weaving through the ocean, the crew's persistence paid off at 11:30 p.m. when a faint light shimmered on the distant horizon. It was the stranded sailors, severely injured, signaling for help with a distress flare from their inflatable raft. This crucial signal enabled Victorious to accurately locate them. By the early hours, the sailors were safely on board the yacht, which then hastened to Saint Martin to ensure they received the necessary medical care.

In closing, the journey of the superyacht Victorious from its inception to becoming a celebrated icon of luxury and design excellence is a narrative that resonates with the core values of BARNES TÜRKİYE. It exemplifies our dedication to excellence, our passion for innovation, and our commitment to offering our clients exclusive, high-end real estate and yachting experiences. As we celebrate this magnificent vessel, we invite you to explore the endless possibilities that await with BARNES TÜRKİYE, where luxury meets legacy.

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