Alia Yachts launch the 41m superyacht Rüya

Yesterday the Turkish shipyard Alia Yachts launched the 41.29 metre full-displacement motor yacht Rüya. The composite motor yacht is built to Lloyds Register and complies with the MCA LY2. Following a build period of just over two years, Rüya will now undergo extensive sea trials before delivery to her new owners in September 2015.

Built for experienced owners, the design brief was for a spacious sub-500GT go-anywhere yacht around the 40 metre mark, with a timeless design that was both practical and functional.

According to the yard, the owners had chosen Alia Yachts, because of their experience in producing high-quality custom yachts, but also because Alia Yachts is one of the very few shipyards that can build a fully custom superyachts between 30 and 60 metres.

“We have kept a low profile to date, because building high quality custom yachts has always been our main focus,” says Gokhan Celik, President of Alia Yachts. “And this approach has paid off. Thanks to referrals from our clients, owner’s representatives and designers, buyers with custom projects know how to find us. As a result we are now building four custom yachts ranging from 30 metres up to 80 metres and we have some very serious enquiries for yachts over 40 metres.”

Rüya is an exceptionally voluminous yacht, with multiple usable spaces. Clean, flowing lines add visual length and ensure that the tri-deck design will make an elegant sight on the water. Particular focus was placed on maximising the outdoor areas, with the yacht boasting a huge 93m2 sun deck with full bar and 10-person Jacuzzi. The vessel’s aft storage hatches open up to create a practical sports area with a spacious swim deck and on-water Beach Club.

Sam Sorgiovanni, who designed both the interior and exterior of Rüya, embraced the challenge of creating this spacious yacht within the size and GT constraints requested by the owner. “There is no question that the volume and beam of the yacht creates the feeling of being on a much bigger yacht, with its fully custom design unique for a vessel in this size range,” he said. “The interior layout and sophisticated decor along with the exterior design combine to create a compact superyacht that defies its length.” The designer is full of praise for the yard’s work in executing his design. “The exceptional build quality executed by Alia Yachts is equal to the best and is a credit to the skill and craftsmanship of all involved,” he said.

Rüya is able to accommodate 10 guests across five cabins, with two additional Pullmans. The master suite is located on the main deck, with two double and two twin VIP guest staterooms on the lower deck. Ten crew are housed across five cabins.

Rüya’s naval architecture is by Van Oossanen Naval Architects and David McQueen of Australia-based Motor Yacht Build undertook project management. Powered by twin Caterpillar C32 ACERT engines, the yacht is capable of a maximum speed of 14 knots, with a range of 4,116nm while cruising at 10 knots.

Rüya will be on display at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show, held from 23 to 26 September 2015.

By Merijn de Waard



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