RMK starts project ER65

Turkish yard RMK Marine will construct a 65-metre superyacht, referred to as ER65, to be built to the design by Ivan Erdevicki and his Vancouver-based studio, ER Yacht Design.

13 April 2022


ER65 will boast state-of-the-art luxury and comfort features, ice and polar class requirements, latest generation hybrid propulsion, a helipad with refuelling station, tender hangar and a deep-water submarine with dedicated watertight compartment.

“We are very excited about the idea of building this craft,” said Özgür Numan, Yacht Department Director of RMK Marine.

“When we first saw the general arrangements and the profile of the yacht, we simple fell in love with its elegance and graceful sheer line, which is quite a rare feature nowadays.”

Given its size and volume, ER65 will become the flagship of the yacht division for RMK Marine, whose commercial counterpart has built and delivered a number of ships of over 150 metres in length.

Numan continued: “As RMK Marine, we have built numerous ice-class vessels to polar standards, as well as many world class yachts and for these reasons our shipyard is a perfect fit for a project such as the ER65.”


The interior design, which will also be provided by Ivan Erdevicki’s studio, is conceived to be in harmony with the overall exterior design: class, but at the same time plain and clean. It will accommodate twelve guests and a crew of 20 distributed across five decks.

Other amenities will include a library, sauna, gym, beach club, message room and medical room. Additional accessories such as two 8-metre custom built aluminium expedition tenders and jet skis can be stored in the tender garage, with port and starboard hull doors and telescopic cranes.

“This is the kind of project that a yacht designer waits for all of this life,” said Ivan Erdevicki, founder and CEO or ER Yacht Design.

“The owner specifically requested a custom-designed long-range, go-anywhere project for an expedition motor yacht, with style and an elegant timeless-classic look, that I was very happy to land on his desk.

“ER65 will be used as a true expedition vessel, continuously cruising the world for years to come,” said Erdevicki.

“The owner plans to visit the polar regions, as well as tropical areas of the world, enjoying ocean passages as well as anchoring in the calm harbours of the Mediterranean Sea.”

“This is a versatile craft that will embody the true meaning of expedition yacht, fully in style of the elegant timeless classics,” continued Erdevicki.

The exterior design of the yacht is minimalistic. All surfaces are carefully shaped to slight 3D compound curves with rounded edges to provide synchronised sculptural shapes throughout the length of the yacht. This creates an almost organically sculpted, but technically controlled overall design.

Built to strict Lloyd’s ice-class standards and polar class requirements, ER65 will be one of the very few yachts to carry out the title of Polar Code Category B – Ice Class PC 6.

The keel will be laid during the third quarter of 2022, while the yacht is expected to be completed during the northern summer of 2025.



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