Express IV" was built in a yard near Izmit, outside Istanbul,
Turkey. Bülent Atabay is both the yacht and the yard owner,
and this 46' IRC yacht was to replace his very successful
last generation One Tonner of the same name.
below is the cold moulded hull ready for final fairing.
It was painted white due to the extreme temperatures in
Turkey causing problems for dark coloured hulls. In the
foreground is the strongback for the deck - the frames
are cut from fullsize plotted templates, and was set up
in less than a day.
are pictures of the completed hull shell and deck awaiting
final spray painting and deck gear. The interior is of
lightweight foam and glass panels with wood trim. The
Turkish are renowned for their craftsmanship, and this
yacht is a great example!