Tigershark One-26 is Sold!

The 38,4m ‘TANSU SPEC Range’ TIGERSHARK One-26 is sold !

More and more clients prefer a part built boat instead of waiting two years for delivery. While gaining time they still have chance to play with the final touches, finishes etc.

We will have more exciting news about the ‘TANSU SPEC Range’ yachts in the second quarter of 2019. We wish all the best to Tigershark One-26′s new owners.


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36,4 m Preference Sold

2011 Tansu 36,4m Preference (ex-Nomade) is SOLD with Jason Duggan of TWW Yachts representing the buyer and David Westwood, TWW Yachts Managing Partner, representing the seller.

The asking price of €7,8M once again proved the great resale value of our timeless and revolutionary yachts. Congratulations to all and we wish a great time with her to the new owners.



Cyclone featured in Boote Exclusiv

Check Boote Exclusiv’s November / December 2018 issue for a great feature on Cyclone. Be sure to get your copy today! We would like to thank all involved.


Survival of Serena

We curate art for the yachts from a selection of artists we follow closely. Then when the yacht is sold it goes as a complete package and the art stays onboard. Carole A. Feuerman is one of our favourite artists. She is based in New York, born in 1945, and is one of the pioneers of the hyper-realistic sculpture movement, which began in the late seventies. Feuerman’s sculptures portray models in a life-like manner, her subject is the human figure – most often a woman – portrayed using a range of materials, from bronze and marble to vinyl and painted resins.

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Feuerman uses her art to tell stories of strength, survival and balance through visual manifestations, and seeks to connect with viewers evoking engagement and emotion. If you have seen her work, you will remember it. Many of her pieces are lifelike models of swimmers looking very serene and reflective with their eyes closed and droplets of water rolling off them. But dig a little deeper and there is quite a story behind the sculptures. We keep going back to her work for the realism and the rapport we feel with it.

The sculpture pictured here is onboard ALYSSA. Originally this piece, featuring the torso and arms of a woman resting her ahead on an inner tube, was called Innertube Variant II. It has been made and remade since the 1980’s in many forms, coming to be known as Survival of Serena. We purchased a mini version for the yacht.

Feuerman says the original idea for this piece came from when she was living in Key West, Florida, in the late seventies, “I saw Cuban asylum seekers floating to shore on rafts they had strapped together out of inner tubes and driftwood. I was greatly affected and made Survival of Serena.”

We have also purchased other pieces. The sculpture entitled Balance is a tranquil portrayal of a woman who looks like she just got out of the water and is meditating. This was placed on HIGHLIGHT. Riza Tansu also has ‘General’s Daughter’ in his own collection.

Carole Feuerman’s work continues to be exhibited around the world and is in numerous permanent collections, both public and private. Works can be seen in galleries, parks and museums worldwide. We definitely recommend making an effort to see these stunning sculptures. The website is the best place to learn more about her work and exhibitions. http://www.carolefeuerman.com

Our Current Lineup – 4 Projects in Build

After a very succesful 2018 featuring a Boat International Design & Innovation Award for Cyclone, the sale of Cyclone and a succesful Monaco Yacht Show, we are going on full steam ahead with 4 projects in build.


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New Contract: 28 m Typhoon Class yacht

We are delighted to announce our contract for a new build 28m Tansu Typhoon Class yacht. A classic design with tasteful details, she is for sure to be another head turner.



The latest addition to the Tansu fleet is 43.7m motor yacht Cyclone. Delivered in 2017, she was designed and built by Riza Tansu. Cyclone is a yacht destined to appeal to a younger generation of yacht buyers – unfussy, simple and spacious with a strong sense of identity. She is also an award-winning yacht, being crowned the winner of the 2018 Boat International Design and Innovation awards for yachts below 45m. Cyclone has been acclaimed for having bold lines together with sparseness of detail which impressed the judges.

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The exterior of the yacht has sleek lines with the yards trademark military styling including silver topsides, an emphasis on straight lines and rectangular portholes. When Cyclone is docked alongside other motor yachts her large open aft deck is a stand out feature for alfresco living. When onboard the yacht the minimalist styling and open plan living creates an inviting sense of space.

Phil Duffy from Interface Marine surveyed Cyclone and noted, “After over ten years of surveying Superyachts, I was delighted to inform our client that the Tansu built Motor Yacht Cyclone was one of the best designed and quality built vessels I have inspected, Cyclone is the worthy winner of the Boat international design and innovation award 2018, and I look forward to seeing the next generation of Tansu Yachts.”

Cyclone’s guest quarters are below deck together with the galley and crew quarters. On the upper deck is the owner’s suite. Making the total capacity of the yacht eight guests and five crew members.

Coming in at well under 500GT means Cyclone eliminates the need for much of the red tape associated with having a larger vessel and is able to berth at most marinas and ports.

Cyclone was sold to new owners in 2018.

For a full gallery and film of M/Y Cyclone see http://www.rizatansu.com/#/yachts/cyclone

Cyclone Sold!

Designed in celebration of Tansu’s 20th year, award winning CYCLONE is another milestone in our endless search for simplicity. We are delighted to announce her sale, with David Legrand from Fraser Monaco representing Tansu and Alain Auvare of On Board Yachting representing the buyer. Congratulations to all involved and wishing a very happy summer to her lovely owners.


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Cyclone is on the cover of Boat International’s July ’18 issue

Click on the picture to read a copy of the 11-page beautiful feature on Cyclone.

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Cyclone BI Jul ’18


Ceylan sold to her new owners

The first of Tansu Tigershark Class, Superyacht Ceylan was delivered in 2010. After 8 years she was listed for sale with Baris – Alev Semiz of Sofi Yacht Charter & Brokerage, with Alain Auvare of Onboard Yachting introducing the buyer. The asking price was €6,450,000. Another successful deal proving our high resale value. Thanks to everyone involved and wishing all the best to the new owners.



Cyclone is the Winner in Boat International’s Design and Innovation Awards 2018

Cyclone has won the Golden Neptune in her category, “Best Exterior Styling – Motor Yachts Below 45m” in Boat International’s Design and Innovation Awards 2018. The award ceremony was held in Kitzbühel, Austria. We would like to thank all involved. Below is the Judges’ comment about Cyclone:

“You can’t mistake the hand of Riza Tansu in Cyclone’s bold lines evoking comparison with minesweepers and fast coastal patrol cutters as this signature look has brought this designer/builder prizes on previous occasions. But on top of the sparseness of detail and clean horizontal lines, this year judges noted a softer side to the styling with a bit more rake to the bow that reverses at the top to create a touch of tumblehome and a hint of a sheer curve as it moves aft. The design continued to impress the judges with introduction of sloped forward glass on two decks and the absence of eyebrows altogether. The superstructure is nicely integrated within the profile and provides plenty of both open and protected outdoor living space while actually increasing the interior volume available to the owner.”

Photo by Ziya Tansu

Photo by Ziya Tansu

CYCLONE in Rapallo after a 1400NM super successful shakedown cruise


Following an intensive sea trial period in Istanbul, the 43,7m CYCLONE has arrived in Rapallo, Italy. Her Mediterranean season will start with the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix. Later she will be cruising around Costa Smeralda, Capri, Amalfi Coast and Balearic Islands before attending the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show.

Captain Dylan Brown commented: “Once again myself and crew including Engineers from Tansu found ourselves heading towards Europe on Tansu’s new build M/Y Cyclone. Crossing from Turkey in late December always brings a mixture of weather and we found ourselves in 45kts wind, 3,5 Meter waves to flat calm seas. Throughout all conditions the vessel preformed beyond all of my expectations and handled rough to calm seas with ease. During our journey of 1400NM we experienced no technical or mechanical faults and are now berthed in Rapallo, Italy. Tansu yachts can be proud of the build and finish of Cyclone and she will be a great presence in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Thank you to all involved in getting Cyclone to Europe and my crew for their dedication and hard work”



Photo by Dylan Brown

An Interview with Riza Tansu in The Superyacht Design Report

Click on the picture to read Justin Ratcliffe’s interview with Riza Tansu.



Cyclone is selected as a finalist in Boat International Design & Innovation Awards

Our flagship, 43.7 m Cyclone has been selected as a finalist in Boat International’s Design & Innovation Awards, 2018, in the categories:

Best Exterior Styling (Motoryacht below 45 meters)

Best Interior Design (Motoryacht below 399 GT)



TANSU wins the Excellent Product Design, Transportation category with 39.3m Sexy Fish

Frankfurt am Main, October 2017. TANSU is one of the winners of German Design Award 2018 in the category Excellent Product Design, Transportation with Sexy Fish.

The German Design Award is the top international prize of the German Design Council. Its goal: to discover, present and honour unique design trends. Therefore, every year, top-quality entries from product and communication design are rewarded, all of which are in their own way ground-breaking in the international design landscape. Launched in 2012, the German Design Award is one of the most well-respected design competitions in the world and is held in high regard well beyond professional circles.


Click here or to the picture to go to the page of Sexy Fish in the online catalogue of GDA 2018 winners.


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Cyclone Featured in Robb Report



Click on the picture to read the Cyclone feature on Robb Report’s website.




20th Anniversary Flagship CYCLONE has successfully launched. Thank you all involved.

38.4m HIGHLIGHT : some serious Island hopping in her first season


The German Design Council have nominated Sexy Fish to participate in the German Design Award 2018 – Excellent Product Design

ShowBoats Design Awards Winner and Robb Report’s Best of the Best, 39.3m Sexy Fish is nominated for participation in the German Design Award 2018

Many thanks

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39.1m ESOSH is getting ready for her Shakedown Cruise


Second Launch of 2017 – 39.1m ESOSH (Project Echo-R)

39.1m Project Echo-R successfully launched last week and performed beyond expectations. Sea trials will continue until the delivery date of July 28, 2017.

Many thanks to all involved.




39.3 m Sexy Fish has been selected to Robb Report’s Best of the Best issue

We are proud to announce that 39.3 m Sexy Fish has been selected as one of the best yachts in Robb Report’s June issue, Best of the Best, in Water & Wings category.



Sexy Fish in Boat International May ’17 issue



Click on the picture to read the lovely article about 39.3 m Sexy Fish in Boat International’s May 2017 issue.

Our current Lineup – 6 projects in build

After the sale and subsequent launch of 39.3 m Sexy Fish (Along with a lovely Neptune from ShowBoats Design Awards) and the recent launch of 38.4 m Highlight, we currently have 6 projects in the pipeline.

39.1 m Echo-R will be launched in June. 43.7 m Cyclone will be launched in the end of July and will be presented in Monaco Yacht Show 2017.


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Tansu Panacea Refit

Delivered in 2009, the 20m TANSU  “Panacea” with steel hull and superstructure was sold to her new owners last year. It was a fun project, based on our early “Mission Class” designs developed together with our dear friend, Naval Architect Turhan Soyaslan.

She is about to complete her refit which included exterior and interior modifications designed by Tansu and engineered/project managed by Tufan and Brothers.

We would like to thank all involved and wish the owners a great season.


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Second contract of 2017′s first quarter

We are happy to announce our new contract for a 34.6 m Tansu Mission Class yacht, code named CV114.

She is designed to suit her owners’ requirements such as a huge boat deck for a Rupert R8 and other toys, a master stateroom on the upper deck, loft style open salon featuring transparent staircase etc.

The owner is a world renowned master craftsman who is a long time fan of our yachts. As usual CV114 is a Tansu design inside out with the exceptional Naval architecture and engineering of our dear friends at Diana Yacht Design.



38.4 m Highlight on Sea Trials

38.4 m Highlight undergoing extensive speed, vibration, noise, endurance and propulsion tests near Tuzla / Marmara sea. All going great and she made the light ship top speed of 16.1 kts.


Photo Credit: Ercan Koca

Photo Credit: Ercan Koca

38.4 m Highlight (Project LTS) Launched

We have successfully launched 38.4 m Highlight (Project LTS) yesterday. Sea Trials will take place in the Marmara Sea. Delivery is scheduled at the end of March.







Celebrating Our Fourth Neptune – Sexy Fish is the WINNER

We are proud to announce that Tansu 39.3m Sexy Fish was the winner at the ShowBoats Design Awards which took place in Kitzbühel, Austria on February 5Th, 2017.

It’s noted that “Beach house ease, pure and simple, won the day.”

Thank you very much to all involved.


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Sexy Fish Returns from a succesful 4300 nm trip


39.3 m Sexy has Fish just arrived back in Yalıkavak, Turkey after completing a very busy first season totaling 4300 nm without any technical faults.


Captain Dylan Brown has commented:

“In 4 months including Monaco Yacht Show and a photo shoot in Cannes, myself and my crew are very pleased with the finish and performance of this vessel. During the season we have encountered all kinds of weather, the stand out day being 56 knots wind  with 4-5 meter waves crossing the Golf Du Lion, as you can imagine this was not a comfortable day, but she handled these trying conditions with ease, her stability at sea is greatly due to the new hull design which has been evolved from M/Y Nomade. I would like to thank Everyone at Tansu for delivering a beautiful seaworthy vessel and to my crew for all their hard work.”


A massive thank you to Captain Dylan Brown and all the crew – Cristina Opris, Dale Humphreys, Donovan Du Plessis, Valeria Sorochan.


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Designs we LOVE #4

The design of the early Range Rover was considered ground-breaking by many and it remains the only 4×4 to ever be displayed at the Musée du Louvre in Paris as an “Exemplary Work of Industrial Design”.



Sexy Fish is in Dénia, Spain after her 1,650 nm super successful Maiden Voyage.


Photo Credit: Jeff Brown

Photo Credit: Jeff Brown


Enjoying Côte d’Azur during the photo shoot


Sexy Fish at Monaco Yacht Show 2016


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39.3m Sexy Fish and 38.75m Fundamental  / Palmarina – Yalikavak

Photo courtesy of Haver Tanbay



New Contract : 39m Cuda Class, “Project Manta”

Right after the launch of 39.3m Sexy Fish, we have received an order for a new 39m Cuda Class Superyacht : “Project Manta”

The Cuda Class platform was seen on World Superyacht Award winning So’Mar. Our design studio is responsible from the concept to the exterior and interior styling with Naval architecture and Engineering by Diana Yacht Design.

The new contract brings the the number of yachts under construction to the total of 5 again ; confirming the reliability and strength of Tansu.


“Sexy Fish” successfully completes her 33hr nonstop Shakedown Cruise


Out Of The Box

Happy to announce our collaboration with Out Of The Box for the Selection of accessories, fabrics, tableware and crew uniforms for our yachts.
Out of the box specialises in final decoration and delivery of superyachts, residences and private jets.


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Photo Credit : Jasper Faber

TANSU launched Project CUTLASS as “Sexy Fish” on Monday, August 8th 2016.

We are proud to announce the succesful launch of 39.3m semi displacement super yacht CUTLASS (now Sexy Fish) hull number six of the Mothership series that includes award winner yachts such as 36.4m Nomade.

The highlights of CUTLASS include the sharp lines of Tansu Design with a combination of Dutch engineering and our recognised build quality. Exterior and Interior design concept by Tansu with Naval Architecture and engineering by Diana Yacht Design and Endaze, she is designed for cruising and living in great style. First sea trials has completed and we are glad to see that her performance is beyond expectations.

Earlier this year she has been sold to a couple passionate about art and design.

Cutlass will be on display for the 26th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show.

We would like to thank all involved.

Cutlass during initial sea trials. Photo Credit: Ercan Koca


39.3m Project Cutlass (now Sexy Fish) is getting ready to hit the water


Drone Pilot : Ziya Tansu


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We are pleased to announce our collaboration with RUPERT MARINE to develop custom tenders for our yachts.                           The RUPERT / TANSU Tenders will be based on RUPERT R Series.


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40 years and counting – still nothing comes close to this simple and clean design!

5 Superyachts in the pipeline

39.3 m CUTLASS sold

Super yacht CUTLASS which was under construction on spec has been sold. A couple passionate about art and design has been attracted by the sharp lines of this series combined with the quality and award winning design synonymous with TANSU.

Hull number six of the Mothership series, semi displacement super yacht CUTLASS combines Dutch engineering with our recognised build quality. An original design concept by Tansu with Naval Architecture and engineering by Diana Yacht Design and Endaze, she is designed for cruising and living in great style.

Sales broker David Legrand of Fraser Yachts Monaco says:”Hot on the heels of the sale of BARTENDER earlier this year the sale of CUTLASS marks a new chapter in the continued success story and confirms the solid value of  Tansu Yachts in the current notable economic market. Providing the state of the art exterior and interior design by Riza Tansu, high quality construction, timely deliveries and reliable engineering, Tansu has proven itself as a world-class shipyard.”

Delivery scheduled for early Summer 2016


New owners New season

ALYSSA (now FUNDAMENTAL) and BARTENDER (now PREFERENCE) are ready for the season to entertain their new owners.

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Bartender (Ex-Nomade) sold

36.4m Bartender (Ex-Nomade), listed for sale by Edmiston & Company and Northrop & Johnson has been sold with David Westwood at Worth Avenue Yachts introducing the buyer and Derk Jan Rolff acting on behalf of the seller. She was launched in 2011 and the asking price was Eur 7.8 million. Congratulations to all involved !

Tansu Yachts Celebrates 20th Anniversary

In 1996, Riza Tansu started working with Stephen Seaton on his first yacht 23.60 m Troy Explorer. After an intense preparation period in USA, working on the design and naval architecture with Stephen, Riza started building his first yacht for his family.
Here’s how it all started:

Riza and Stephen on board  Troy Explorer, 1999

Riza and Stephen on board Troy Explorer, 1999


When the 36.4 m Nomade (now Bartender) was exhibited at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show, the Super Yacht World especially took notice of TANSU. We defined our philosophy with the words “Huge Open Decks / Less Volume” and “Beach House Style” which has since become popular within in the industry and designers alike. Sold within 15 days of being placed on the market, the ShowBoats Design Award winner Nomade was an immediate hit at the Monaco Yacht Show and highly impressed all visitors.

After 5 successful seasons she was still a real Showstopper at the Monaco Yacht Show 2015.

She is for sale and the asking price is Eur 7.8M.

Please contact Mr. Derk Jan Rolff (derk.rolff@northropandjohnson.com) (+31 61 883 01 45)

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Current Builds

Here is a snapshot of the yachts under construction at TANSU’s yards right now.
We are very excited about them all, keep following us for detailed info in the future.

Rendezvous Montenegro 2015

Tansu build ALYSSA (38.75 m) attended 1st edition of the superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro 2015.

You can read the highlights of the event here.

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Photo Credit: Jeff Brown


TANSU Yachts @ The Superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro – 2-5 July 2015

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So’Mar is the WINNER

So’Mar was the winner of Boat International’s prestigious World Superyacht Awards 2015 in Amsterdam last Saturday, May 9th. It’s noted that: “When the ballot was counted So’Mar was a clear winner. Some judges selected her on the grounds of her clean, modern lines and efficient long range performance, while others liked her practical interior layout with its enviable master suite on the upper deck. Clearly this yacht is a winner when it comes to satisfying a wide range of tastes.”

This is our third Neptune, 33.9 m Only Now was the winner at 2013 World Superyacht Awards and 36.4 m Nomade (now Bartender) was the winner at 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards.


37.9 m So’Mar and 38.75 m Alyssa are finalists for World Superyacht Awards 2015

So’Mar and Alyssa have been selected as finalists for the World Superyacht Awards 2015, the most prominent awards in the yacht industry.

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So’Mar is one of the finalists in “Semi-displacement or Planing Three Deck Motor Yacht – 30m to 40m” category.

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Alyssa is one of the finalists in “Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Two Deck Motor Yacht – 38m and above (includes Raised Pilot House designs)” category.

The Award Ceremony will take place at Amsterdam, 9th May 2015. Fingers crossed!!



ALYSSA is on the cover

38.75m ALYSSA is on he cover of BOAT international April 2015 issue with the great shot of Jeff Brown. Click the image to read the 16 page super cool feature. Many thanks to BI.




Designs we LOVE #1

We have pursued Honest Design and Functional Simplicity for a very long time – 30 years to be exact :) Every now and then we will share some designs we love…

Here is the first one: LEICA M MONOCHROM

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37.9 m So’Mar featured in Boat International January 2015 issue

Thanks to Boat International for this great feature of So’Mar. Please click the cover page to read the article.


Second Contract Signed after Monaco Yacht Show

38.4 m” Tigershark One”, a new design in the Mothership series, has been signed and the construction will start in the end of February. This is the second contract signed after a very successful Monaco Yacht Show 2014. We are planning to present Tigersharks in a semi-custom manner, with flexible layout options, which allows for a Movie Theater, Gym, Library or additional Superior Guest Room in the Main deck. The Master Stateroom is located on the Upper Deck.



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New Project 43 m ‘CYCLONE’

Tansu Yachts has signed a new order for a 43.7 m superyacht referred as “Project Cyclone”, few weeks after MYS 2014.

A very experienced client directly contacted Tansu on board 37.9m SoMar during the show, to discuss the project and ended up signing the contract last Monday,October 27th.

At 337GT, Cyclone features lots of open decks and an owner’s suite on the upper deck with a spacious private terrace.



ALYSSA photoshoot

We were on Alyssa photo shoot last weekend with Robert Gleed, Jeff Brown and Ben Reygate of Superyacht Media.. A great weekend with dear friends, some sun, some rain and some shrimp pasta..


Seduced by So’Mar

The foreword of the So’Mar book, “Seduced by So’Mar” by Dr. Mehmet Asatekin, Associate Professor on Design, is published in Superyacht Design website.

Many thanks to Mr.Asatekin. He is a very special person who had profound influence on my design career.

click here to read : Seduced by So’Mar

Dr. Mehmet Asatekin

Dr. Mehmet Asatekin


Monaco Yacht Show 2014

Tansu Yachts has presented 37.9 m So’Mar in Monaco Yacht Show 2014 with great success. The show’s highlight for us was the NetJets party on board So’Mar. Many thanks to our dear friends, NetJets Europe Senior Vice President Michael Graham and Events Team; Amy Cole, Amie Webb and Amy Jordan for this great party.



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Enjoying the last days of Aegean Summer at Psarrou, Greece.


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ALYSSA has successfully completed her sea trials

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38.75 m ALYSSA has been launched!

Our latest yacht Alyssa has been launched. Thank you all !



Tansu Featured in Boat International

Boat International has published an article about Tansu Yachts in its August 2014 edition. You can read the article here: SYD Tansu



So’Mar is back from her 1800 mile shakedown cruise

After the initial sea trials off Tuzla, 37.9m So’Mar set off on an 1800 mile shakedown cruise to Manoel Island Marina, Malta and back to Turgutreis Marina, Bodrum.

She encountered heavy weather conditions of 45knot plus winds with 4-5m waves most of the time and got back to her home port without any problems.

Congrats to Capt. Ertan Begendi and his crew.

Photo credit Jeff Brown

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The countdown has started for 38.75m “ALYSSA”

37.9m So’Mar Photoshoot

So’Mar Photoshoot took place in Bademli by Superyacht Media.
Many thanks to all involved and special thanks to my dear friend Ali Sulyak for sending his beautiful Bell 407.

Behind the scenes aerial shots by Ziya Tansu


World Superyacht Awards 2014

As Tansu Yachts, we are proud to be part of the WSA 2014 again this year and delighted to present the “Three-deck Semi Displacement Motor Yacht from 30m-44.9m” trophy at World Superyacht Awards 2014 – Amsterdam.

We would like to wish “Good Luck” to all finalists.

Cutlass Superstructure in Place

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Fraser Interview

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You can read Fraser’s interview with Riza Tansu here.

Well Underway…

Tansu Yachts has followed its award-winning 36.4 m mothership Bartender (ex Nomade) by adding a 39.3 m new design to the same range.“Project Cutlass”  is one of the four under construction projects of the yard that are moving ahead full throttle.

Exterior and interior design is done by  Tansu while Naval Architecture and Engineering is done by Diana and Endaze. The yard’s in-house design and engineering team had a very detailed work with both Naval Architectural and Engineering offices during the development process. The construction of the hull is 90% complete and the construction of the superstructure will start in 3 weeks. The manufacturing of interior joinery will start in a month at Tansu Yachts facilities.

She is for sale through Fraser Yachts and represented by David Legrand  T 93 10 04 95   M 06 80 86 25 36




Monaco Yacht Show

Tansu Yachts completed exhibiting at  Monaco Yacht Show 2013 with a big success.
It was Tansu Yachts’ World Premier and as Tansu Yachts we presented our 3 projects under construction,  a 37 m, a 38 m and a 39.3 m yacht.

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Brothers in Arms



Tansu Yachts 33.9 m Only Now and 24 m Zero Two in  Gouvia Marina, Corfu.

Tansu Yachts 33.9 m Only Now and 24 m Zero Two in Gouvia Marina, Corfu. Zero Two Owners’ sons, Ali and Selim enjoying the moment. Photo Courtesy of Selin Bayar.


CEYLAN in Bodrum


In her 4th season, 35,2 m Ceylan enjoys the serene waters of home after a long island hopping voyage in Aegean Sea.

Only Now in Monaco Rendezvous

Only Now was in Monaco last week for Boat International’s Rendezvous in Monaco. Thanks to Boat International for the wonderful event.


Photo by Bugsy Gedlek

Photo by Bugsy Gedlek

Nomade (Now Bartender) at Porto Cervo

Nomade (Now Bartender) at Porto Cervo, Sardinia during The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, on June 4-8, 2013.

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Photo Courtesy of Jeff Brown / Superyacht Media

Only Now heading for Western Med


Only Now anchored at beautiful Fiskardo, on her way to Boat International Rendezvous in Monaco. Photo by Capt. Mahmut Toz.


Our latest launch 33.9m Only Now was voted “Best Two-deck Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Yacht” at Boat International’s prestigious World Superyacht Awards 2013 in Istanbul last Saturday, May 4th. The judges noted that  : “Only Now, blended an attractively modern exterior style with an equally contemporary and well decorated interior, combined with quality construction and excellent deck spaces, made her a worthy winner.”

Last June, TANSU 36.4m Nomade (now Bartender) was the winner at 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards in Monaco. We are happy with two Neptunes in a row and would like to congratulate all involved.



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Gülin and Akın Öngör



ONLY NOW’s Nominations

Tansu Yacht’s latest launched project Only Now is selected for “Short List” at the very top events of Super Yacht World.

Only Now is nominated for the “Best Two-deck Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Yacht” at The World Superyacht Awards 2013 and also “Exterior Design and Styling Award – Semi-displacement Motor Yachts” at The Show Boats Design Awards 2013.

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Two Yachts Two Photographers book goes printing.

Exceptional photographs of Nomade and Only Now by Marc Paris and Jasper Faber.

Publisher Tansu, Book designed by Yilmaz Aysan and printed by A4 Ofset.


R.I.P. Marc Paris

One of the world’s finest yacht photographers Marc Paris died in an airplane crash during a photo shoot in Antalya. Marc’s work on Nomade and Only Now were typical examples of his unique and sharp style. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed.

Marc getting prepared before the photoshoot of Only Now – Two months before the tragic crash.

Three New Contracts

Tansu secured 3 build contracts for 37.6 m So’Mar, 38.75 m Alyssa and 39.3 m Cutlass. After great success on the previous project Only Now, Tansu has once again appointed Diana Yacht Design for Naval Architecture of all 3 projects. As always Design Concept, Exterior Styling and Interior Design by Tansu.


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ONLY NOW Delivered

Only Now delivered with a casual party in Tansu’s office on the Bosphorus.
Beautiful photo by Bige Yalin


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33.9m ONLY NOW Launched

33.9m Only Now launched.

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NOMADE wins Gold Neptune

Nomade (Now Bartender) is the winner of ShowBoats Design Awards.

Interior Design award – Displacement Yachts 30-59.99m

“One of the most frequently quoted sayings in the world of design is “Less is more” – Advise that was uttered by the great German-American architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Mies would certainly have approved of Tansu’s design for the interior of Nomade, an explorer yacht that was recently sold to the owner of the super-racer Firefly as a mothership, and aptly renamed Bartender. This opinion was shared by the ShowBoats Design Awards Jury, who felt that the elegant minimalism, functionality and practicality of her interior eminently matched her new role. Light and airy interior spaces emphasize her volume, while her modern yet comfortable furnishings and finishes that blend contrasting gloss lacquer with “beach house style” oak floors provide particularly tasteful living spaces.” 


Showboats Awards

Riza with his sons, Ziya and Hasan

Cover Girl

Nomade is on the cover of Boat International Magazine with Marc’s iconic shot at anchor.


Boat International Cover



Shooting of Nomade movie in St. Tropez . Produced by Susanne Dijksterhuis and filmed by Jasper Faber.





Nomade is sold by David Legrand at Fraser Yachts with independent broker Derk Rolff introducing the buyer. The new owner, founder of a successful fashion brand, was looking for a support vessel for his fast sailing yacht, 115ft  Firefly. He chose Nomade for her contemporary style and expansive deck areas.

David Legrand, Hubert Muhlbacher, Riza Tansu, Emelie Richter, Dylan Brown, Anthony O’Shann, Marthinus van der Merwe – right after the closing of the deal, Port Adriano, Mallorca.


Maxi Yacht Rolex cup in Porto Cervo

I was on board F01Firefly during the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo – One hell of an experience!



36.4 m NOMADE Launched



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