Alia Yachts 55m Al Waab delivered and sets new industry standard
As the longest steel and aluminium yacht below 500GT in the world, Al Waab is not only a milestone project for the Antalya-based shipyard, she also sets a new industry standard in terms of external and internal spaces for her category. In fact, Al Waab offers a whopping 42 % more exterior space (including storage for two tenders) and 8 % more interior space than comparable yachts on the market. “Yachts are getting longer and wider, but owners still want to stay below the 500GT mark,” says Alia President, Gökhan Çelik.
The amount of space and the flow of the layout were crucial to the owner’s enjoyment of his yacht. With design and naval architecture by Vripack, the yacht can sleep up to 12 guests in six staterooms — rare on a 499GT yacht — including a lavish split-level master suite on the upper deck with a private 4-metre pool on the foredeck.
A sprawling beach club in the stern is another highlight. Moreover, by placing the tender bay in a sunken deck in the bow the tenders are easily accessible yet hidden from view.
The clean and modern exterior is matched by the contemporary yet evergreen interior design. The owner wanted to avoid bright direct light, hence the diffused lighting throughout the vessel with soft, muted beams. Matt-finished bamboo slats on the ceiling helps to absorb the natural sunlight flooding through the large floor-to-ceiling windows by day. A key feature is the gold, illuminated wall installation with integrated crystals in the stairwell that covers all three decks.
Glass is also a central element in the design. Glass bulwarks on all decks provide uninterrupted outboard views and large outdoor areas for guests to enjoy the vistas in a private and comfortable setting.
Other features include a drop-down bulwark in the dining area, which replaces the traditional formal dining room with an al fresco breakfast area just two metres above the water on the starboard main deck. Much of the onboard seating is designed to face outboard for a true connection with the sea.
Despite her generous volume and a top speed of 13.5–14 knots, Al Waab’s twin Caterpillar C18 (725hp/533 kW) diesel engines burn 35 % less fuel than similar-sized yachts.
Even before her delivery Al Waab was making waves and a 60-metre project currently in build at the Alia shipyard reunites the Vripack and SF Yachts teams.
Rio, The New 62-Metre Masterpiece, Stars In Its First Charter Season
M/Y RIO, the latest true custom steel and aluminium work of art by CRN was spectacularly launched.
The new 62-metre motor yacht set out from the Ancona Superyacht Yard for a series of trials and functional tests. These initial inspections, performed by CRN’s team of highly specialised engineers and technicians in cooperation with external specialists, verified the yacht’s standards of excellence, design, build quality and her elevated levels of performance and comfort.
The M/Y RIO was designed and built by CRN in close collaboration with design and architecture studio Omega Architects, who created the exterior concept, and designers Pulina Exclusive Interiors for the styling inside.
With a gross tonnage of 1,218 and at 62 metres long and 11.2 metres in the beam, this new bespoke yacht ranges over 4 decks and can accommodate up to 12 guests within the owner’s suite, located on the main deck, and has an additional 5 guest cabins (including 2 VIP). One of the VIP cabins is on the Main deck forward, the other is on the lower deck aft, the remaining 3 cabins being on the lower deck. The yacht is fitted with 2 Caterpillar 3512C engines and offers a top speed of 15 knots, with a cruising speed of 12 knots.
The M/Y RIO is a unique bespoke opus with a strong artisanal stamp — a supremely sporty vessel with flowing hull lines and a near-vertical bow. The yacht fully reflects the personality of an owner with a passion for life on-board. There is an outstanding distribution and quality of light and space, with large and luminous indoor and outdoor living areas. She will provide a shared cruising experience like no other.
Custom Line Launches A New Navetta 30 Superyacht, An Icon Of The Sea
She is the brand’s fourth yacht to enter the water in 2022 at the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard in Ancona. With a length of 28.43 m (93 ft) and a beam of 7.3 m (24 ft), she stands out for her modern elegance and contemporary style, achieving a perfect balance that unites the architectural language of marine tradition, the choice of living materials, fine craftsmanship, and the power of light.
In the exterior design, the generosity of the volumes is balanced by an exciting fluid elegance. The emphasis on the horizontal movement of the exterior lines gives the yacht a sleek and dynamic silhouette, while maintaining the imprint of timeless classicism. The interiors are designed to work in synergy with the hull. One of Navetta 30’s breakthrough stylistic features is how she goes beyond residential solutions. This translates into a preference for experiencing indoor and outdoor living spaces as complementary planes that intersect in a coherent and structured continuum.
Extensive glazed surfaces in the hull, decks with over two metres of headroom, and generous stern and bow areas convey an immediate sense of spaciousness. The exteriors are designed for socialising and relaxing, extending the onboard spaces devoted to social interaction and privacy.
One of the stylistic highlights championed by the owner is the contrast between the brushed teak, used for the furnishings and the door and window frames, and the very dark parquet. Mosaic bathrooms, nubuck leather in dark and muted colours such as Moka, furnishings for both interior and exterior areas designed entirely by Minotti: the construction quality expresses a distinctive contemporary design in every space and detail.
The brand’s signature tailor-made style has made it possible for the owner to create a study space on the sun deck with custom-made furniture and a sky bar, achieving the very highest level of sophistication and personalisation.
Navetta 30 is the result of collaboration between the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, architect Filippo Salvetti, who styled the exteriors, and Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, the firm that designed the interior architecture on a joint basis with the Custom Line Atelier, which provided strategic interior design consulting.