According to the president of Alia, yachts are getting longer and wider, but most owners still want to stay below the 500-gross-ton mark. The amount of space and the layout flow is crucial for an owner to enjoy their yacht fully. Maximizing available volume and ensuring comfort are vital considerations.
With the help of virtual reality, the project focused on optimizing space planning and ergonomic design to create an overall open plan layout, focused on owner usability and designed for easy and peaceful family living.
The yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests in six staterooms, a rarity for a yacht of this tonnage, including a luxurious split-level master suite on the upper deck with a private 4-meter plunge pool on the foredeck.
A sprawling beach club at the stern is another highlight. Additionally, by placing the tender bay in a hollow deck at the bow, tenders are easily accessible but hidden from view. The latticed mid-deck arrangement provides storage for two dinghies, a pair of jet skis, and other water toys, but because it is not an enclosed space, it is not included in the yacht’s overall volume.
Seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces
The clean and modern exterior is combined with the contemporary, but always sustainable, interior design. To avoid bright direct light, lighting is diffused throughout the ship with soft, muted tones. Matte-finish bamboo slats on the ceiling help absorb natural sunlight from the large floor-to-ceiling windows during the day.
Glass is also a central element in the design. The result is unbroken sight lines and a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces. Glass bulwarks on all decks provide uninterrupted exterior views and large outdoor areas for guests to enjoy the views in a private and comfortable setting.
Other features include a drop-down bulwark in the dining area, replacing the traditional formal dining room with an al fresco breakfast area just two meters above the water on the starboard main deck. Much of the seating on board is designed to face outwards for a genuine connection to the sea.
Despite her generous volume and a top speed of 14 knots, twin Caterpillar C18 diesel engines (725 hp / 533 kW) burn 35% less fuel than yachts of similar size.
About Alia Yachts
Alia Yachts was founded in 2008 by Gökhan Çelik and his business partner Ömer Korai in Antalya, Turkey. Its Lloyd’s certified facilities are equipped for state-of-the-art yacht building and refitting of yachts up to 80 meters in steel, aluminum, and specialist carbon-reinforced composites. With the recently completed expansion, the shipyard now has 25,000m2 of interior capacity, including 4,000m2 dedicated to its award-winning interior joinery factory.