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Alia Yachts signs contract for all-aluminium 45m superyacht Project SAN

30 March 2022• Written by Katia Damborsky

Turkish shipyard Alia Yachts has signed a contract for Project SAN, a 45 metre custom superyacht built entirely in aluminium. Design comes courtesy of Dutch studio Sinot with naval architecture from Lateral Naval Architects.

The layout of Project SAN will place increased focus on alfresco living, with a “fully open main deck all the way from the stern to the bow, without any major visual obstacles”, according to Paul Costerus, partner and lead designer at Sinot.

“The design of SAN began after long and in-depth conversations with her future owner on the desired layouts, functionality and style,” continued Costerus.

Her exterior is characterised by a low, predatory superstructure with a raised pilothouse and sharp, clean lines. Renderings suggest a plumb bow and plenty of uncluttered deck space.

“The exterior deck furniture is multi-functional,” said Costerus. “Tables convert from dining to an evening cocktail setup and sunbathing areas convert easily into intimate seating. The aft deck sunbathing area can be expanded by folding the bulwarks down, providing even more of an outdoor living space experience.”

The yacht’s interior will be minimalist and detail-orientated, with full-height windows to ensure the yacht’s surroundings remain a key focal point.

Accommodation is found on the lower deck, with a four-cabin layout that includes a generous owner’s cabin.

Alia Yachts President Gökhan Çelik said: “Based on an innovative and attractive design philosophy, Project SAN will further strengthen our pursuit to be recognized as one of the top custom yacht builders in the world by delivering such superior projects recognized worldwide.”

The yacht will be powered by quadruple Volvo IPS drives.

It comes after the Turkish yard sold their Vripack-designed 60m “high performance, go-anywhere” superyacht to an experienced owner.