Life’s a breeze

Alia’s new 43-metre superyacht offers speed, ruggedness and plenty of cool outdoor space.

20 September 2023


Turkish boatbuilder Alia Yachts has started constructing a new 43-metre project, with exterior lines from long-term design partners Omega Architects.

The Antalya-based shipyard says its latest superyacht has been commissioned by a client based in Miami. As a result, the vessel’s design is styled around the relaxed, open-air lifestyle in Florida and the Bahamas, offering plenty of breezy outdoor areas.

Omega – a Dutch design and architecture firm specialising in yacht exteriors and interiors – says it has deliberately kept the profile low-rise and sleek with a distinctive ‘pelican-beak’ bow, which has a negative sheer.

The yacht’s aggressive profile is enhanced by the raised pilothouse layout, which is spread over two-and-a-half decks.


“She’s a combination of speedy and rugged,” says Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. “The idea came from the owner and shipyard. There’s never a dull moment at Alia with such a dedicated owner and motivated team.”

The new design takes the raised pilothouse configuration and stretches it to 42 metres and 380GT, offering generous al fresco areas including lounging and sunbathing spaces on the aft deck, the foredeck and the sundeck — which also has a hot tub,

The all-aluminium vessel has a shallow Bahamas draft and a Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) by Dutch naval architecture engineering studio Van Oossanen. The firm says the FDHF outperforms conventional displacement and semi-displacement hull forms at low, cruising and maximum speeds by providing high efficiency throughout the power curve.

“The distinguishing features of this hull form – such as fine entry, shallow transom and the spray rail in the bow – lead to fuel-efficient cruising, outstanding top-end performance and relatively low engine power,” says studio principal Perry van Oossanen. “Together with the low draft of 2.1 metres, this is a very competitive player in the US market.”

The interior design is by newcomers Yodezeen, a pair of designers from Kyiv with a studio in Miami.

The lower deck has four guest suites, while the master stateroom featuring a walk-in wardrobe is on the main deck forward. The lower deck has a gym, space for seven crew and a side-loading tender garage.

“We can optimistically anticipate a strong welcome for this kind of fast but economical yacht with lots of cool outdoor spaces,” says Gökhan Çelik, president of Alia Yachts. “The raised pilothouse concept has been overlooked of late, especially when you get over 40 metres, and I think this yacht just fits Miami.”

Powered by twin MTU TIER III 16V 2000 M96L main engines, the yacht will have a top speed of at least 22.5 knots and a range of 3,200nm at 12 knots. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2024, and will debut at the autumn boat shows.



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