Gresham Yacht Design is proud to announce the launch of motoryacht Victoria. The 71m superyacht was finished at AES Yachts in Turkey, the exterior was designed by Steve Gresham for H2 Design, and the interior was by H2 Design. MY Victoria is the sistership to 82m MY Graceful, which was also penned by Steve Gresham for H2 Design and launched by Blohm+Voss in 2014.
Director and principal designer at Gresham Yacht Design, Steve Gresham explains, “It is great to see Victoria launched. I remember putting pen to paper for the project back in 2004 and to see it finished is a proud moment. It has been a privilege to design this yacht for an owner with foresight in developing new build facilities and thus expanding yachting horizons.”
Construction of the project began in 2006 at Sevmash Shipyard in northern Russia. Gresham travelled many times to Archangel and St Petersburg working with local naval architects Agat Design Bureau. However, the project was delayed in order to deliver M/Y Graceful and in 2015 the owner asked Gresham to finish the design of his exterior and the vessel was transported to Italy and then to AES Yachts in Turkey, where she was completed.
Victoria features a considered layout that makes the most of the interior space. This is most evident when looking at the engine room, which was carefully developed to maximise the interior space. Working closely with Agat Design Bureau, glass manufacturer Yachtglass and door specialist RM Nautical, Gresham was able to develop his ideas and achieve full-height windows that cantilever outwards together with full-height conical doors on the main deck and upper deck, both adding interest and style to the superstructure.