Photography by Kerem Sanliman
07 December 2023
Turkish shipyard VisionF Yachts has launched two units of the new all-aluminum VisionF 82. One of the units has been built on spec with the American market in mind and is currently for sale (price available on request). The second unit has been sold to a European client.
Founded in 2019 by Viaport Group’s owner Coskun Bayraktar, VisionF Yachts has launched four VisionF 80 catamarans in aluminium over the past four years. The 24-metre long and 9.7-metre wide VisionF 82 is an evolution of the previous model and is also constructed from aluminium.
“We are delighted to deliver a brand new VisionF 82 to its owner,” says Ali Tanir, general manager at VisionF Yachts. “This is our yacht with such a high level of customisation, and we are thrilled that we successfully navigated through the ups and downs of this long journey. In the end, there are smiles on everyone’s faces.”
VisionF Yachts’ design studio has penned the exterior and interior. They kept the shipyard’s DNA and its distinctive features, including the aggressive profile and extensive glazing, and modernised the model’s overall appearance. A draft of 0.8 metres makes the VisionF 82 ideal for cruising shallow waters.
The maximum beam of 9.7 metres ensures a generous amount of main deck space inside and out. A galley can be placed on the main deck adjacent to the 54-square-metre airy saloon (as seen in the unit built for the US market), or on the lower deck (for the hull purchased by a European client). The latter VisionF 82 also features a spacious office connected to the galley, as the owner plans to operate the boat himself and use it extensively.
The interior decoration of the yacht is sleek and modern. The living area layout of the VisionF 82 is slightly different compared to the VisionF 80. It consists of three guest cabins, all on the lower deck. The master suite is situated in the starboard hull and is equipped with a large double bed, a wardrobe and a spacious bathroom with a shower and separate sinks. In total, the yacht can accommodate up to six guests. Additionally, there are two crew cabins for up to four crew members.
The VisionF 82’s flush foredeck provides plenty of room for guests to socialise and enjoy surrounding nature. It can also be accessed directly from the main salon via a shell door integrated into the windscreen beside the helm station. Between a large sunbed and the windscreen, there’s a sunken lounge with a sofa and a table, tucked away in the shade of the flybridge canopy, billed as the perfect spot for breakfasts during trips with family and friends.
The foredeck can also be used for storing a Williams jet tender and a SeaDoo water scooter, which can be launched and retrieved using a dedicated crane.
Another relaxation area is located at the stern on the main deck. It consists of a sofa, four chairs, a dining table and a cosy sunbed nearby, and is a convenient spot for accessing the swimming platform and taking a plunge into the sea.
The new catamaran features a spacious flybridge accessible from the aft deck and is equipped with an exterior helm station. This area is designed for entertaining, sunbathing, or taking in the ocean views. To enhance privacy when docked stern-to in the marina, a screen is positioned between the two support pillars at the back. Wide teak-covered steps lead down to the stern platform, which can be lowered hydraulically for convenient water access and raised to store the tender.
Fitted with twin Volvo Penta IPS 1050 drives, the aluminium VisionF 82 has a maximum speed of 16 knots and a range of 1,600 nautical miles.
The shipyard also offers an eco package that allows the yacht’s hotel load to operate for up to 20 hours without the need for the generator to run.
“The VisionF 82 stands out from all catamarans with its power, capturing the interest of sea enthusiasts with its distinctive design and features that don’t sacrifice luxury,” says Tanir.
“It also offers a safe maritime environment with its comfort, big living areas, and sturdy aluminium hull.”
Two brand new aluminium VisionF 82 units will be ready for delivery in March and May 2024 respectively. The yard says they can still be customised by future buyers.