The 45.3 metre motor yacht, originally built by Trinity Yachts as Chevy Toy, has been completely rebuilt during a process that has taken more than a year and a half to complete.
Now renamed Keyla, the all aluminium semi-displacement yacht is powered by two MTU/DDC 16V2000 engines, producing 2,685 kW.
The refit was planned and executed at RMK Marinethe super yacht builder based Tuzla in Turkey and the Hot Lab – a Yacht & Design studio in Milan, Italy.
They worked together to refit the yacht with inputs from the Owner and his family, who are enthusiasts of photography, art and fossil collecting.
Revamping the interior for the new Owner’s lifestyle and needs has meant that substantial stylistic changes have been introduced as well as several technical updates.
A 2 metre hull extension added space to create larger swimming platform, without adversely affecting the yachts original lines. The electrical systems were comprehensively updated with the installation of new generators compatible with both the standard European 220 V and the American 110 V. Other systems like the hydraulics were completely replaced.
The complete system upgrade has left the yacht more akin to a newly built vessel, with the only untouched system after the refit was the air conditioning.
The Owner has improved the crew and service area. The laundry area has been resized with additional cabins in the crew quarters created, following the moving of the Captains cabin to behind the bridge. The yacht can now carry a crew of nine.
The galley, main saloon, upper lounge, sundeck and the bridge were all re-designed. The galley was not altered in terms of layout, but important upgrades were made to equipment. The Bridge was extensively modified, but no changes were made to the original systems or electronics.
The main deck – although unmodified in the general plans – has undergone “minor changes” in its layout: the dining area has been moved to the stern to combine the effects of “al-fresco” dining experience while the lounge area has been carried towards the bow, closer to the 60” TV screen.
The lower deck is the guest deck, with a total of 8 berths in four cabins, including two VIP cabins and two twin cabins with two further Pullman beds, all with en suite bathrooms and large walk-in wardrobes as requested by the Owner.
The upper deck has a new design as requested by the Owner’s family. It has been built into a secluded inside area, especially for children. An example of this new use should be the “toy box” area on the starboard side, which has been extended, making it one of the most distinctive design features. There are also two large L- shaped sofas placed to the aft port and starboard corner and in front of a “served” open bar and 65” TV screen.
Outside a new outstanding dining area has been created with a huge round 14-person table, plus two coffee tables that can be ingeniously transformed into dining tables for 4 people each. This means that 20 people or more can be seated for sociable dinners. To provide guests with full entertainment, a 50” TV screen was added to this social area. The boat has been designed with the well-being of the owner and his guests in mind.
The layout of the Sun deck was modified to create new. A day head and a small technical area were added by using previously unused space. The bar faces the bow, while the stern area can be enjoyed in different ways: as a lounging and sunbathing area during the day and as a comfortable dining at night. The area is equipped with a table for eight people for informal lunches, with a bimini-top cover over the whole area from the lounge bar to the jacuzzi in the forward. This deck has also been modernised with all-teak flooring. The sunbathing area has been enlarged so that after the refit has a total area of 18 m2.
Special attention was paid to the lighting system, which now features indirect LED lights throughout the yacht. Having new LED technology was one of the Owner’s specific requests, even before any other material and surface elements were decided on.
The materials and colours of the interiors reflect the style of the exteriors with the extensive use of various shades of white and different types of wood: white-treated Tanganyika frisé and natural gloss varnished Makassar.
Her hull colour has been changed, and now she boasts an elegant Awlgrip Kingston Grey colour, which helps make her stand out from the crowd.