December 11, 2020

New Model: Alia 27m Atlantico

It is well established that a chase boat must complement the mothership, but Turkey’s Alia Yachts has gone one step further. In delivering the 27m Atlantico, Alia has managed to extend the larger boat by providing a platform that fully matches it in terms of look, quality and function. The complex project fused naval architecture from Lateral with Alia’s shipbuilding know-how, which extended to every element of the interior furnishing.  Build captain and skipper Tolga Han refers candidly to the challenges involved in such an interesting and unique design. First up, the hull needed to be capable of high speeds, so it was designed with a broad beam of 8.35m and three of Volvo’s most powerful 1000hp engines. This makes it possible for Atlantico to plane despite her size. It also gives her responsive handling and a very sea-kindly motion, even in heavy seas. Besides the stability the broad hull imparts under way, two Seakeeper 26 gyro stabilizers keep her steady at rest.  Naturally, the exterior look of the boat reflects that of the 55m mothership, Atlante. She is an aggressive explorer-type yacht, and her distinguished owner therefore required an equally capable looking chase boat. The aluminium hull shares a lighter shade of Atlante’s grey DuPont metallic topcoat system, and features similar circular windows. The angular deckhouse surmounted by a military-looking mast also echoes the mothership. With a light-caulked teak deck, pale-coloured sofas and sun pads and dark, glossy columns in the deckhouse, Atlantico subtly reinterprets the feel of the mothership. But there is no mistaking the serious intent of this 27m yacht. The blend of cool and comfort continues below, where there are two impressive double cabins with large freestanding beds. Gloss white walls contrast firmly with the dark, lavish wood of furniture and bulkhead panelling, all cleverly lit by indirect light. Small details strike you, such as the multiplicity of storage, hidden behind tessellating wooden panels with flush opening mechanisms.  There are all the amenities required of a large yacht, with two sophisticated shower rooms and a very capable crew galley aft, together with accommodation for up to four crew. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 27.32 m (89.4ft)
Hull Length - 23.9 m
Beam - 8.35 m
Draft - 1.20 m
Displacement - 66.6 t light
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 3 x Volvo D13 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS1350 forward looking pod drives
Speed - thirty knots max 24 knots cruise
Construction - light aluminium 5083 H321
Project - Pastrovich exterior, Lateral naval architecture
Certification - RINA CE B

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