With its overall length of 41 metres, “Rüya” is the second of the fleet in terms of length for the Turkish yard Alia Yachts. It is the result of an owner’s dream who very much wanted a yacht which could offer the feeling of being at the water’s edge in a seaside resort.
In Turkish “Rüya” means dream and this one came true on the day the yacht was launched. Its 42 metres make it the second longest Alia Yachts yard has ever built since inception in 2008. The yard has been building sailing yachts and motor yachts in steel, aluminium, and GRP. No doubt there’s a lot to offer and to choose from. The owner for this yacht chose the simplest solution. “we’re able to offer projects in all materials: steel, aluminium, and GRP” says Gokhan Celik the shipyard’s president. “we have particularly specialized core projects composites in the in house team. Her owner chose to capitalize on that long experience and opted for GRP construction because he wanted ultimate durability”.
Having to build on a dream, Alia Yachts sought renowned Australian designer Sam Sorgiovanni to collaborate. He created a stylish well proportioned exterior and interior styling while Van Oossanen from Holland contributed with the hull’s lines.
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As for the exteriors Sam Giovanni drew up a classic, elegant and timeless design which is far from ephemeral trends. This Australian designer also managed to succeed in offering volumes which are normally found on larger yachts albeit below 500 gross tons without doing away with diverse interior spaces.
The sun deck sports a surface area of 93 square metres, it is equipped with a Jacuzzi tub for up to ten people, a bar and dining area with considerable seating space also for a large family. A second dining area ‘al fresco’ is to be found aft in the stern along the upper deck which also hosts a lounge in the bow sector away from indiscreet eyes.
Rüya’s stern offers a lovely beach club which descends right down to the water’s edge. This can be accessed by a classic bathing ladder or by a submersible platform/ boarding ladder which comes in handy when boarding or disembarking as well.
As for the interiors, Sam Giovanni has devised a comfortable and relaxing spot which sports a characteristic sector typical of exotic resorts. The flooring is made up of alternating ebony strips with carpets and off white carpeting. The ceilings in bamboo integrate with speakers and air vents for the A/C plants. Brushed and varnished Tasmanian oak-wood flooring and ceilings reveal their natural colouring and consistency in several areas. Bathrooms and table tops are all in marble.
The owner’s suite is to be installed along the main deck while the guests’ lodgings are situated along the lower deck.
“Rüya” sports a pair of Caterpillar C32 ACERT engines delivering a top speed of 14 knots with a range of 4,116 nm at 10 knots.
For further information: Alia Yachts
Text by Danny Lo – Photos by Jeff Brown
The sea trial was pubblished in Superyacht 66 – Summer 2020