Turkish shipyard Alia Yachts has launched the 41.29 metre full-displacement motor yacht Rüya. She is a tri-deck sub-500 gross tonne motoryacht that was built in all-composite to Lloyds Register standards and adheres to LY2 and MCA.
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.
“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.”
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.
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