Istanbul-based Alen Yacht has launched the Alen 68, a model that combines the elegant social spaces of a cruising yacht with the fun of a day boat. The new model has been designed for the owner of the 184-foot Panthalassa ketch, (Foster + Partners, 2009).
Alen 68 features one master suite and generous entertaining space at the prow. This arrangement is highly flexible and the builder says subsequent yachts in the series can be specified with up to three cabins.
The yacht features max speed of 45 knots, and the design of the interior emphasises the sense of flying across the waves. Unlike typical boat fittings, the furniture does not touch the inside of the hull, but traces the contours of its white leather walls. A stair leads down to the prow of the yacht, where the lounge is naturally top-lit by a central strip of glazing.
Her open-plan layout can accommodate up to twelve guests, as well as creating private niches for relaxing. To the stern is the master suite, with a double bed and leather chaise lounge, and the galley and bathroom are in the centre of the boat.
Above deck, the bespoke furnishings include a modular unit of three sun loungers. Maximising the flexibility of the space, two further black fabric recliners are arranged on either side of the wooden foredeck. The yacht also has space for a large tender, jet skis and paddle boards.
At the helm there is a conventional wheel and state-of-the-art automatic controls, as well as cameras for full visibility. The bench along one side of the outdoor dining table also functions as the driver’s seat – it can be elevated in its entirety to allow the whole family to sit ‘up front’. A black fabric-shading screen, like the cover of a sports car, can partially or fully enclose the seating area to protect the yacht in all weathers.