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Winter 2007

Article selected from our quarterly magazine dedicated to the largest and most luxurious boats with information, interviews, technical articles, images and yachting news



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Article by
Angelo Colombo


Launched on 5th May 2006, Angel of Joy is the first vessel to be built at the Cyrus Yacht shipyard's premises in Antalya, Turkey, under management of the Dutch company Vitters Shipyard. At the Cyrus Yacht yard Dutch engineers and managers work fulltime in daily interface with their colleagues at the Vitters Shipyard, who continue to create the sailing yachts that have made the yard famous worldwide.


LOA 34.00 metres
beam 7.10 metres
draft 1.40 metres
full load displacement, 143.000 kilos
water tanks 4.500 litres
fuel tanks 24.000 litres
construction material, composites
engines 2 x 1.825 HP Caterpillar C32 V12
range at 10 knots, 3.100 nautical miles
stabilisation system Najad V420.

For further information contact Cyrus Yacht, Stouweweg 33, 8064 PD Zwartsluis, The Netherlands; tel. +31 (0)38 3867145; fax +31 (0)38 3868433; email; website

The decision to build motoryachts was dictated by a market which predominantly demands them. But in order to maintain the nature of Vitters Shipyard's production origins - the yard is still developing important sailboat projects which this magazine will report on in the near future - the management felt it appropriate to create new production premises. The choice of Turkey as a place to build motoryachts was based on the possibility of obtaining top quality results while offering competitive prices, given the lower production costs in that country. There are currently 90 employees at the Turkish yard, designing and building the Cyrus Yacht line of motoryachts which has debuted with Angel of Joy, the vessel we are about to present. The management's aim is to achieve, in a short space of time, production of four different semi-custom models of 28, 33, 38 and 42 meters overall length. Angel of Joy is the 33 metre and another two vessels are in production, while the 38 metre is shortly to go into production. Obviously the experience gained by Vitters Holland in building custom yachts is all at the disposal of Cyrus Yacht which, though it opened only a year ago, in fact benefits from personnel who can transfer precious skills in both product engineering and the handling of relations with future owners, with view to obtaining a no compromise quality product.

Angelo of Joy is a yacht created in the style now commonly called "contemporary classic". The designers have paid special attention to comfort aboard and there are many solutions with this end in mind: an efficient system of soundproofing, aeration and conditioning, and a very rational, ergonomic division of the interior spaces which makes for excellent liveability. We saw the yacht on the occasion of her debut at the Cannes Boat Show and were able to appreciate at first hand both the masterly handling of volumes and the constructional care that has been dedicated to this vessel, in line with the very high standards we have come to expect from Vitters. The semi-displacement hull is in composite materials, the two engines are 1.825 HP C32 V12 Caterpillars and the superstructures are largely faced in mahogany, which gives the whole an even more classic and warm appearance, The construction systems adopted for hull and superstructure permitted a reduction in weights, fully advantaging performance and especially in terms of range. The Turkish yard possesses production areas that can make almost all the components of a Cyrus yacht. This facilitated the creation of interiors in line with the design, without need for adjustment due to having the work done by third parties. The material selected for the interiors is Anigre, a wood that gives warmth to any environment, and the design is the work of Dutch engineers and architects whose aim was to guarantee high aesthetic and functional standards. The yacht is developed on three decks and a half deck. The guest cabins are on the lower, five in all of which one is a suite amidships, two farther forward with twin beds and two fully forward with double beds, all five with private bathroom. The crew's quarters are also on the lower deck, amidships aft of the suite, with independent access from the main deck and direct access to the technical rooms at the stern. The crew have three cabins with private bathrooms, a mess-room and galley, plus a small office where the captain can deal with the ship's papers also in this part of the vessel. The main deck features a spacious saloon with adjacent dining area, accessible by way of the semicircular glass door that separates it from the cockpit which is equipped with an open air dining area, sheltered overhead by the aft extension of the upper deck. The owner's suite is in the forward zone of the main deck. It enjoys abundant natural light and a striking panorama, especially forward where the superstructure windows offer a really attractive view. The owner's suite is completed by a spacious dressing room and bathroom. The appropriately isolated galley, and the stairway to the crew's quarters and the upper deck bridge, are between the owner's suite and the dining area. On the half deck, the spacious command bridge and controls are in a dominating central position, with a large sofa and a coffee table. The relaxation and sunbathing zone, with Jacuzzi, dining area, large sofa, coffee table and bar, are aft on the upper deck. Forward, the open air command bridge has all the manoeuvring controls positioned on the port side. The next two Cyrus Yacht 33 metre launches are scheduled for early 2007 and for spring of the same year. Subsequently we shall see completion of the range and shall certainly discuss them in the magazine. Though Angel of Joy is the first example built, she already shows all the characteristics of future Cyrus Yacht production, inherited characteristics that benefit daily from the experience and skill of Vitters Shipyard personnel.