Yonca shipyard releases images of ‘beguiling’ Mishi 88, its composite sailing superyacht

Mishi 88 yacht bow surges through water powered by sail

Vacuum infused construction is behind the latest offering from Turkey’s Yonca shipyard. It’s built a carbon fibre hull for the Mishi 88, a 27-metre super-sailing-yacht. Described as a ‘balanced cruising superyacht’, Mishi Yachts says the 88 is aiming to ally luxury and safety in a ‘beguiling package’. And, the whole yacht comes with RINA certification as a guarantee of build quality.

“Yonca’s skills in composite work are appreciated by law enforcement around the world, so it made sense to harness that experience when it came to building the new Mishi line,” says says Mishi Yachts (and Yonca’s) founder and chairman Şakir Yılmaztürk. “There is no better quality cruising hull, in my view, and it is perfectly set off by the exceptional design of the spacious interior. I am really excited by the prospects of this brand.”

View of sailing superyacht from rear with two sailors having a fine time. This is Mishi 88

Yonca Shipyard, announced it was entering the leisure market with its new Mishi Yachts brand earlier this year. The Turkish boatbuilder, founded in 1986, has built over 180 ships to date, most of them in the defence and law enforcement sector.

The beguiling elements mentioned above include a generous sail plan which should help the Mishi 88 reach speeds of 10 knots and more. The mainsail covers 167 square metres, as does the self-tacking jib, and there is the option of in-boom furling. Under power, the yacht is capable of a maximum 11.5 knots. At the 8-knot cruising speed, its range exceeds 1,000 nautical miles – more than enough to avoid a storm or run for shelter – says the company.

“I conceived the Mishi 88 as the ultimate cruising yacht for my home waters in Turkey,” says Yılmaztürk who’s made sure handholds pepper the interior. “I wanted lots of entertaining space in a protected and comfortable cockpit, and I wanted to put the rest of the deck to good use once the boat was safely anchored. Before everything else, though, the Mishi 88 is a safe boat that is satisfying to sail.”

RINA standards guarantee that all the boat’s structures exceed exacting quality standards, and will help improve eventual resale values.

outside seating for 12 guests on Mishi 88

The team at Mishi is enthusing about the size of the 35 square metre cockpit, with enough space for 12, or more. It says it’s created comfortable seating in deep sofas around extending tables which – at the touch of a button – lower to transform the sofas for lounging beneath the shade of the hard-top.

Sailing functions are concentrated further aft. Helm pedestals give access to push-button sail controls. An overview of the boat’s systems is presented on 12-inch displays. Four electric sheet winches are positioned on a low coaming, where they are clear of the cockpit social area. Similarly, the main sheet is fastened to the hard top, well out of the way.

At anchor, the forward edge of the coachroof transforms into a comfy seat, with folding tables and stools. Cushions under the boom provide sunbathing for four.

Mishi 88 yacht under power in front of bridge

It’s got an oversized bathing platform, courtesy of the large fold-down transom. The platform hides an aft garage space, with room for a 3.5m inflatable tender, toys and sailing spares.

Details of Mishi 88 sailing superyacht’s interior

Interior of Mishi 88 with comfy looking sofas and useful tables

A broad companionway leads below to a raised lounge to an area described as flooded . . . with natural light. With the galley, this main interior space amounts to over 20 square metres.

crew berth on Mishi 88. Austere bunks separated by a fire extinguisher

Accommodation is split between a master suite forward, two flexible twin/double cabins aft and a midships cabin fitted with bunks. All four cabins are ensuite. There are bunk berths for two crew in the bow.

inside the engine room of the Mishi 88

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All images courtesy of Pozitif Studio.

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