The Alia Yachts flagship has received little publicity since her launch in 2016. Now Samurai’s power and poise is set to woo the audience at the Monaco Yacht Show in September (25-28).
“We’ve been sitting on the superyacht industry’s best-kept secret for the last three years,” says Alia President Gökhan Çelik. “In terms of overall design and construction quality, Samurai demonstrates what we’re capable of and I’m delighted we finally have this opportunity to show her off to the yachting world.”
With exterior styling by Omega Architects, naval architecture by van Oossanen and interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon (RWD), Samurai combines top northern European design with Alia’s yachtbuilding capability.
The low-rise exterior profile, with its vertical windows, arched superstructure and long aft overhangs, exudes power and grace. But her sleek lines disguise a high-volume interior of 1050GT, most of which is housed inside the hull.
Besides the engine room, the lower deck is dedicated to a spacious beach club and gym with fold-down transom door and side platform, a tender garage with room for two custom tenders of up to 7m, the crew quarters, crew dinette and pro-spec gallery.
Natural light and sea views
The main deck provides accommodation for 10 in four guest cabins and a full-beam, forward-facing owner’s suite. The staterooms, open-plan main salon and dining room benefit from natural light and sea views thanks to the full height windows. A stairway on the aft deck provides direct exterior access to the beach club below.
As well as the wheelhouse and captain’s cabin, the bridge deck provides space for ample alfresco lounging with dining for a full complement of guests, a fifth guest suite, and a panoramic lounge on the open foredeck.
Based on natural materials and neutral tones, the interior design by RWD is tastefully sophisticated but also warm, welcoming and functional. The flow between flexible and airy entertainment areas enhances a kind of loft-living conviviality, while also guaranteeing privacy and intimacy when desired.
Samurai’s visual impact is matched by her performance. Powered by twin MTU 16V4000 M73L engines (2,880kW each), her Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) by Van Oossanen provides a top speed of 21 knots and a transatlantic range of 4,250nm at economical speed.
HULL TYPE: Fast Displacement Motor Yacht
EXTERIOR DESIGNER: Omega Architects
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Redman Whiteley Dixon
CLASSIFICATION: LR✠100A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6 MCH, UMS
MATERIAL: Steel / Aluminium
LENGTH OVERALL: 60.20m
BEAM OVERALL: 10.60m
RANGE AT ECONOMICAL SPEED: 4,250 nm
ENGINES: 2 x MTU 16V 4000M73L @ 3,860 bhp each
GENERATORS: 3 x CAT C9 @ 200 kW each
ACCOMMODATION: 12 guests + 14 crew
Alia Yachts was founded in 2008 by Gökhan Çelik, together with his business partner Ömer Koray, in Antalaya, Turkey. Its purpose-built facilities are equipped for cutting-edge yacht construction in carbon-reinforced composites, steel and aluminium up to 60 metres. The shipyard recently completed an expansion of its facilities, adding 16,000 sqm, increasing production capacity and allowing larger yachts to be built entirely under cover.