Mengi Yay to launch first S1 superyacht from Nuvolari Lenard

The 47-metre S1 superyacht, developed by Venetian Nuvolari Lenard studio, is getting ready for launch at the Turkish shipyard
May 24 2024 • by Roman Lyamtsev 5 minutes to read
The NL S1 hull was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects

The S1 is a trailblazer in the series of NL S1 superyachts with internal volume under 500 GT

The construction of the first S1 superyacht, created by Nuvolari Lenard, is currently nearing completion at Turkish Mengi Yay shipyard. The first hull (which will soon be followed by another one) is due to hit the water in summer, and the official debut is scheduled for Monaco Yacht Show this autumn.

According to Nuvolari Lenard, the vessel with a hull of steel and a superstructure of aluminium was created for an experienced yachtsman, who wanted to see spacious deck and interior areas but not to exceed the length of 50 metres and the volume of 500 GT. As a result, the designers managed to create a yacht offereing the level of comfort and the range of a 60-metre yacht but in a smaller size that is more suitable for the Mediterranean.

The NL S1 hull was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects
The NL S1 hull was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects

“The S1 opens up more destinations thanks to its 4,000-mile range while opening up more cruising grounds because of its more compact size,” said Naval Architect Carlo Nuvolari, Co-Founder of Nuvolari Lenard studio. “But it doesn’t achieve those through compromises – with more than three decades of expertise to draw on, we have managed to bring ideas from our much larger superyacht projects down to the S1, and as result she offers large exterior decks, side deck walkways that you’d expect to see on a much larger yacht, and showstopper features for a sub-50 metre such as a bridge deck owner suite and a giant sundeck.” 

NL S1 sun deck
NL S1 sun deck

The master cabin is located forward and offers amazing views due to expansive glazing. It leads onto the upper deck aft, where there is a private terrace, which can also be sheltered from the elements with the help of glass panels that slide aft. 

NL S1 upper deck
NL S1 upper deck

Eight more guests can be accommodated in four cabins below deck, two of which can be united into one large VIP cabin with the help of a movable partition. There is also an elevator connecting all the decks, which is quite rare for the yachts of this size. 

The saloon on the main deck forward is a place where all the guests can get together to watch a film, listen to music, have a glass of wine stored in a glazed wine cellar, or just relax. There is an open balcony for those who want more fresh air. 

NL S1 main saloon
NL S1 main saloon

The cockpit with a beach club is another place to fall in love with. The fold-out bulwarks and the retractable crane capable of lifting 2.6 tonnes allow one to store a large tender or even a car here, while leaving more than half of the space free for a lounge area with a sofa and a bar. According to Nuvolari Lenard, it’s an ideal place for a party with lots of guests, as well as some nice family time. 

NL S1 owner suite
NL S1 owner suite

“Her lines do reflect a certain masculinity, with a powerful, high bow and an unmistakeable aft characterised by a transformer platform and water sports area,” explained Dan Lenard, Designer and Co-Founder of Nuvolari Lenard studio. “But she also has her graceful, feminine touches too, from her sleek and elegant profile to her serene interior design – realised by the Nuvolari Lenard team with artistic direction by Valentina Zannier. Wood and bronze feature, with the warm and reassuring tones balancing the abundance of light coming in through the expansive yawns of glass in the superstructure, creating the ultimate in luxury while eschewing ostentation.” 

NL S1 owner lounge & wine room
NL S1 owner lounge & wine room

It is known that the efficient and comfortable NL S1 hull comes from Dutch Van Oossanen Naval Architects. The engineering systems and stowage spaces, including а large locker for dive equipment and for waste storage are really practical and meant for long-term cruising. 

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