Closer Look: Alia’s cool 27m custom chase yacht Atlantico

Written by Charl van Rooy

Built by Alia Yachts in Turkey and delivered to her experienced owner last year, the 27.4-metre chase yacht Atlantico was created to help facilitate the client’s adventurous life at sea. Pastrovich Studio was tasked with creating a design that would complement the style of the chase yacht’s 55-metre mothership, Atlante.Atlantico yacht cruisingPhoto: Guillaume Plisson

Built for fast transfers between islands and exploring remote bays, the all-aluminium Atlantico’s 28 knot top speed further adds to the functionality of the vessel as a comfortable and safe alternative to the mothership. A double hull chine and flared stern shape make for comfortable cruising experience while three Volvo Penta IPS units add to the silent drive experience while taking up considerably less space than conventional marine engines. Atlantico yacht cruisingPhoto: Guillaume PlissonAtlantico yacht anchoredPhoto: Guillaume Plisson

One of Atlantico’s most notable design features is her impressive beam. At 8.3-metres, Atlantico is as wide as much larger motor yachts and can be extended to 10.3 metres at the stern with the sea terraces folded down. The swim platform is raised to 1.5 metres above the water level, thereby eliminating the uncomfortable slamming that occurs when swell hits the stern of the vessel while at anchor. A transformer-style water platform makes getting in and out of the sea a breeze and can be used as an elegant passerelle when moored stern-to in port. Atlantico yacht sternPhoto: Guillaume Plisson

From the generous aft deck, guest flow is seamlessly directed into the interior. The style here follows the same minimalistic approach as applied to the exterior, with a single-level deck stretching from the stern to the wheelhouse station. As the vessel has no on-deck side walkways, this area makes the most of Atlantico’s wide beam. All furniture on the main deck is removable and can be fixed in any position via a series of deck pins, making this a versatile space for guest or utilitarian purposes. "We think that designing a deck without fixed furniture helps to free the mind and give space to the personal creativity of the owner,” explained designer Stefano Pastrovich. Atlantico yacht hall/stateroomPhoto: Guillaume Plisson

Glass panels flank each side of the deckhouse and extra-large skylights really open up the saloon, ideal for summer days at anchor in a secluded bay. “We wanted to recreate the freedom offered by a residential loft apartment,” says Pastrovich, “where the owner can give space to his own creativity by choosing to change the layout or modifying the decor and function." Here, an aft-facing day lounge greets guests as they enter the saloon, with a large dining/second lounge is placed amidships. Atlantico yacht deckPhoto: Guillaume Plisson

Walking past the wheelhouse controls, a 1.5-metre-wide pantograph door opens up onto the spacious forward cockpit, creating a visual line of sight from bow to stern. This expansive area is the perfect chillout zone and can be adorned with a bimini when conditions start heating up. Atlantico yacht deckPhoto: Guillaume Plisson

Although designed as a day boat, overnight missions are possible thanks to the two guest cabins and two crew cabins below located below deck. The two guest cabins can be converted into an owner’s lounge when needed thanks to the same no-fixed-furniture approach as on main deck. Atlantico yacht staircasePhoto: Guillaume PlissonAtlantico yacht cruisingPhoto: Guillaume Plisson



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