Thursday, June 27, 2013

New Refit for Keyla (ex Chevy Toy)

This week RMK Marine re-launched the 45m (148ft) Keyla (ex Chevy Toy) after her extensive refit that lasted more than a year and a half. It was time well spent as she she came out into the Turkish sun you first notice her beautiful bold gray hull and wooden trim.

RMK Marine and the Hot Lab design studio in Milan worked closely together to refit Keyla along with input from the owner and his family, who are photography, art and fossil collecting enthusiasts. Her extensive refit involved a lot of change starting with the substantial interior layout and styling changes, to the 2m (6.5ft) hull extension at the stern to incorporate a large swimming platform.

One of the owner’s first requests was to improve the crew and service area. The laundry area was resized to fit additional cabins in the crew quarters. This enables Keyla to have an additional number of crew members, bringing the total number of berths for the crew to 9. Hot Labs and RMK Marine re-designed the galley, main saloon, upper lounge, sundeck and the bridge, where changes were made to the interior layout with extensive changes made to the helm station apart from keeping the original systems.

The lower deck is the guest deck, with a total of  four cabins, including two VIP cabins and two twin cabins with two Pullman beds, all with en suite bathrooms and large walk in wardrobes as requested by the owner.

The new interior styling features an underwater theme where laser designed jellyfishes decorate nabuck leather surfaces on the main and upper deck. The owner, who was very pro active in developing the interior design, asked for simple shapes that would be safe for children with rounded corners but with a contemporary twist.

  • Length: 45m (148ft)
  • Beam: 8.50m (28ft)
  • Builder: Trinity Yachts, Refit 2013 RMK Marine
  • Interior Design: Hot Labs
  • Exterior Design: Trinity Yachts
  • Max Speed: 18.5kts
  • Cruising Speed: 17kts
  • Guests: 10

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