The model comes after the two companies collaborated on the RMK58, which scooped a coveted Neptune Award in 2014. The RMK 65 is an aggressive and stylish piece of naval architecture from RMK, yet, the interior by Hot Labs, is sophisticated and luxurious.
“It can be said that the RMK65 is based on the RMK58,” says Antonio Romano, one of Hot Lab’s partners. “We have, however, extended the forebody considerably, given the yacht a sportier look and a vertical bow. In addition, almost all the features that owners in this category simply expect today are integrated”.
On the lower deck, the RMK65 accommodates two twenty-nine-foot long tenders in her garage and even five large jet skis in between. The tenders and toys are launched through-hull openings and integrated cranes. Two reliable 3516B Caterpillar diesel engines are in service in the engine room behind the garage. Their combined output of almost 2250 kilowatts brings the displacement yacht to a maximum speed of 17 knots. Due to the efficient hull design, the RMK65 achieves a range of 6,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 14 knots.
In addition to the technical facilities, the lower deck also accommodates three VIP cabins, the galley, the crew mess and seven crew cabins, which are 50 percent larger than required by the class. “Only with a satisfied crew, the owner will be able to enjoy his time onboard. We have been hearing this for years and have consistently implemented it on the RMK65″, explains Antonio Romano the layout on the lower deck.
On the stern, there will be a sixteen-foot long infinity pool with adjacent sun pads and a lounge area with two veritable sofas forms the transition to the saloon. Hot Lab proposes for the layout and furniture, a sofa landscape, a bar, a piano and a dining table for a total of 14 people. Floor to ceiling windows cut out in the bulwark will flood the salon with plenty of daylight and will connect the interior with the environment as intense as possible.
Behind the adjacent lobby, four VIPs can sleep in two cabins before the owner’s cabin follows in the front part of the superstructure. The Master Suite extends across the full beam of the structure, has two bathrooms – for him and her –ample storage space and two separate seating areas.
The upper or bridge deck is, of course, the captain’s workplace, who has his office and cabin up here. However, this deck will also feature another VIP cabin with a magnificent view, a sky lounge, an alfresco dining area and a fireplace in the stern that will provide a seven-star glamping atmosphere in the dark. This feature can otherwise only be found in much larger formats. The view to the aft is somehow unrestricted as RMK will install glass panels here – as on the sundeck – to give guests as much visibility as possible.
Finally, the Sundeck offers plenty of space for sunbathing, dining or events. It is divided into four areas to serve different interests or to accommodate larger groups. The aft part is covered with a huge sunbathing area grouped around a Jacuzzi. Underneath the hardtop, there is a dining table for up to 16 and a bar, while in the front of the sundeck there is another large area for socializing and sunbathing. A day head and a shower complete the equipment on the upper deck of the RMK65.
Özgür Numan, Yacht Department Director of RMK Marine, says: “It is always a pleasure to bring a concept with Hot Lab to life as this studio understands the current market trends and our philosophy extremely well. With this very modern RMK65, we are sure to convince lots of clients who are looking for sporty lines with generous volume. Construction of this vessel can start immediately due to our capacity in Istanbul.“
Enrico Lumini, Chief Designer of Hot Lab, comments: “We are extremely happy to work again with RMK Marine. The shipyard has enormous skills and resources. Combined with our trendy design a client signing this project can expect a very high-quality yacht. Her layout is – in addition – very well suited for chartering.“