Superyacht of the Week: Alloy's CaryAli

Built by Alloy Yachts in 2013, CaryAli is a elegant yet tough explorer vessel just over 39 metres long. With exteriors and naval architecture by RenΓ© van der Velden, and classic interiors designed by Lynne Grossman Interiors, Redman Whiteley Dixon and Alloy Yachts, CaryAli was designed for experienced owners that, over the course of an impressive yachting life spanning over 35 years, have a crystal clear idea of what they want. Having taking their vessels, both motor and sailing yachts, to many parts of the world, these owners envisioned CaryAli as a superjacht that would be able to boldly and comfortably cross the Pacific just as easily as she would slipping into any berth or port. In other words, she would have to combine strength with finesse, and this is surely what lies at the core of what makes CaryAli a successful superyacht.

Upon first glance, it becomes apparent that CaryAli is all about exploring, with her hardy and no-nonsense, yet graceful exterior look and a colour palette of deep grey and crisp white, for hull and superstructure respectively. Carrying her owners, and eight lucky guests, to the most distant and challenging destinations safely, comfortably and stylishly. Externally, she certainly reflects the look and feel of those classic oceanographic research and navy vessels, with a variety of features that, particularly specified by the owners, include a deep draft, high bow with foredeck wave breaker and an elegant shear-line from high bow to low transom. With her steel hull and aluminium superstructure, 460 tons displacement and an 8 feet-projecting underwater bulb at the bow-stem, CaryAli surely has the physical features to back up her adventurous, serious looks. The result is a superyacht that is averse to any kind of gimmick or trendy gadget, a pleasant trait that is also integrated throughout her chic, mild and refined classic interiors.

Starting with the colour palette, which reflects a range of shades based on CaryAli's exterior tints, complimented by a range of natural colours from luxurious yet subtle materials such as varnished wood, supple leather and stainless steel, the interior design is one of soothing comfort and powerful elegance. Classic yet contemporary, this design fits any environment, from hot Caribbean climates to snowy Alaska, seemingly adapting to the natural habitat and framing the stunning surroundings, instead of utilising dramatic vistas as backdrop for abundant interior settings. In other words, befitting an explorer vessel such as this, CaryAli emphasises surroundings and has guests truly focus on the many magnificent destinations she is capable of reaching. The connects interior and exterior living, which is, for instance, perfectly illustrated by the full walk around decks on all levels, allowing guests and crew to enjoy the stunning surroundings at any given moment.

However, this certainly does not mean that her interiors are dull or tiresome. On contrary, there is an undeniably luxurious ambiance to be enjoyed everywhere onboard, starting with the main saloon. This room has a beautifully sophisticated vibe, with a soothing warmth and lush comfort that is instantly appealing. From hand rubbed walnut panelling and leather venetian blinds to the dark ebony cabinetry and sumptuous fabrics and upholstery such as mohair and silk, the main saloon is all about exquisite elegance and refined luxury. There is a delightfully soft, subtle and slightly stately atmosphere here, with the large central lounge and formal dining fore as main areas.

The intriguing focal point, a curvy and hand etched, bronzed panel reminiscent of Monet's 'Water Lilies', adds a touch of glamour and truly binds the room together. Large, contemporary sofas are paired with the glossy woodwork of the table and cabinets, while the black, elegant dining table is combined with all black, leather and wood, dining table for a more sturdy look. All is framed by large windows for stunning panoramic backdrops, allowing guests to enjoy CaryAli's magnificent surroundings at all times. Outside, the aft deck offers a great secluded area with the vessel's first al fresco dining area.

Upstairs, the upper lounge on the bridge deck opts for a more casual and 'beachy' look, all chic with a slightly lighter palette of whites and greys for a more airy, breezy ambiance, with big lounge and bar areas. Inside, large and inviting furnishing offer guests a perfect environment for lazy lounging, comfortably sheltered from the outside. Outside, a grand aft deck lounge, with natural, tough wooden furnishing and light grey upholstery and cushioning, ups the stakes even more with regards to panoramic openness and delightful airiness. Big sofas and armchairs offers a cozy setting for sheer enjoyment and relaxation.

With the windows of the sky lounge opening up, and large sliding glass doors connecting the interior and exterior area, this whole deck seamlessly opens up and transforms into a space of pure delight.

Guests are always able to stay in shape while on board, with a fully equipped interior gym on the lower aft deck and a collection of outdoor exercise equipment on the sun deck. When not in use, this equipment is conveniently stored beneath the big sun pads located fore, adjacent to the big Jacuzzi, which is located in a teak setting and surrounded by big sofas and pads. Here, a nicely secluded and private area allows guests to enjoy this great luxury at any given moment, perfectly sheltered. The interior gym, finished in teak, has a spectacular full water level view while underway and can be opened to the swimming platform while at anchor, by opening the big transom door.

Aside from the big Jacuzzi area fore, CaryAli's sun deck boasts a big central bar and grill area, a big al fresco dining area, games table, sun loungers, a big deck space aft and separate heads an shower.

With curved sliding and retractable glass, guests are able to be enclosed or exposed to the elements on various levels, greatly enhancing the overall onboard experience. Topping this splendid and panoramic deck off perfectly, the magnificent crow's nest is available for guests and offers the best views one could hope for. Completing CaryAli's range of exterior deck areas, the big upper fore deck, which is used for tender storage, offers some cozy seating arrangements for guests to enjoy. CaryAli truly enhances every guest's experience, by encouraging everyone to fully enjoy life at sea.

It's clear that CaryAli is an elegant and hospitable, perfectly family-friendly and aimed at providing her guests an optimal and luxurious experience, offering superb comfort but never compromising on style. Her owners, their children and grandchildren, their family and friends, can all step on board and enjoy the many great things CaryAli has to offer. Not in the least with regards to guest accommodations, which consist of one main deck master suite and four lower deck guest quarters, for a company of 10 guests including the owners. The full beam master, like all other suites, boast CaryAli's signature style of contemporary classic elegance and finesse. The open, light and panoramic master stateroom has large windows on either side, big lounge and office areas, a private lobby and office, ample storage space and two big en suites, one of which adjacent to the office which can be converted into a spare guest room.

All en suites are designed with lightly veined white marble, light tundra grey marble and stainless steel, opting for a classic yet strong and confident look.

Belowdecks, two VIP suites and two doubles offer similar style and equally luxurious quarters, all situated around a stylish central lobby with modern pieces of art. All equally stylish and well appointed, the VIP offer slightly larger staterooms and en suites, yet all quarters are lush, elegant and cozy. Light en suites, big portholes, great classic style and a soothing ambiance are amongst the many features that make CaryAli's guest accommodations into great dwellings for those lucky enough to spend time onboard.

With her great style, spacious areas, ample luxury and a wonderful sense of comfort, CaryAli is a perfect superyacht for any destination, from exotic island to adventurous Nordic areas, and anything in between. Offering ample of fun, relaxation and luxury, she will undoubtedly pamper her every guest in the years to come, presenting them with the highest standards of comfort and style.

Alloy Yachts
+64 (0)9 838 7350
[email protected]
www.alloyyachts.com

Redman Whiteley Dixon Ltd
+44 (0)1590 611 300
[email protected]
www.rwd.co.uk

RenΓ© van der Velden Yacht Design
+31 (0)33 455 4408
[email protected]
www.renevandervelden.com

By Jochem Kaan

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