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Alpha worked with Italian superyacht designer Giorgia Cassetta and naval architect Laurent Giles to create a platform for family fun; elegant and crafted with care. According to Cassetta, the yacht has the feel of a luxury villa combined with great functionality for long-range cruising and comfort.
The Alpha 116 design puts a priority on comfort with no compromise in terms of personal spaces. The size of the bathrooms and the width of beds in the twin cabins are similar to a 145’ yacht. In the VIP cabins, the beds are king-size, providing plenty of room to move around. This is made possible by an exceptionally wide beam – the molded beam is a rare 26'11" on a yacht of this length. For comparison, the beam of yachts of comparable length is often at least 3 feet less. Aside from the obvious implication it has on volume, the hull design (combined with lightweight composite construction) has also resulted in an extremely shallow draft of 5’8” which is desirable for cruising in areas like the Bahamas to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico.
A straight bow facilitates water entry and relatively modest power is sufficient to bring the yacht up to a 12 to 13 knot cruising speed. The Alpha 116 is fitted with twin MAN V12 1,650hp, which is extremely economical yielding a range of up to 3,000 nautical miles.
Outdoor spaces are exceptional, with multiple areas where guests can stretch out in full sun or shade. But even inside guests are never disconnected from the environment. The installation of the windows ensures constant visibility of the water and sky, even from the bed. The effect is particularly stunning in the full-beam owner’s cabin where the windows are oversized and less than half a meter over the water. “It gives you the feeling of being on the main deck,” says Cassetta.
Key features of the aft section of the deck include a hydraulically operated platform capable of supporting a tender, a 2,000-litre plunge pool that can be covered up with teak to serve as a dance floor, an outdoor lounge overlooking the pool, and a vast and well-protected dining area large enough for 12 guests. Another great lounge with plenty of seating is found on the foredeck while the 100 square meter flybridge deck boasts an incredible impression of space and panoramic views.
“The whole vision for the range was addressing the needs of people who own those boats, rather than those of the yard – to ignore compromises that are usually accepted to make yachts cost-effective and unnecessarily conservative in style and layout,” he says. Key examples are the 7’ 3” ceilings, extensive sound insulation, floating floors, crew cabins with elevated beds, gentle and wide stairs, wide beds, full-size showers and closets, custom paint touches at the waterline and on the radar domes. The list goes on.
“It’s the standard you’d expect on a 45 or 50 meter yacht. And everything is home-sized, which is what I love,” says Cassetta who also designed the interior spaces.
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