On July 21, Turkish shipbuilder Alia Yachts launched its latest project, 41.3m superyacht, Rüya. She is a fully composite displacement yacht, built to Lloyds Register and complies with the MCA LY2. Rüya will now undergo extensive sea trials before her delivery, scheduled in September 2015.

Sorgiovanni Designs penned both the interior and exterior and worked closely with Van Oossanen Naval Architects, based in the Netherlands. The original design brief was a sub 500gt yacht, which has the capacity for global cruising with an LOA of approximately 40m.

Gokhan Celik, President of Alia Yachts commented, “We have kept a low profile to date because building high quality custom yachts has always been our main focus, and this approach has paid off. As a result of this success, we are now building for custom yachts ranging from 30m up to 80m.”

Over the last ten years, turkey has become an increasingly important contingent within the global guild of yacht builders, now with 75 active shipyards, 21 of which have yachts in build. The Turkish order book is now 46 projects strong, 65 per cent of which have their launch scheduled for this year.

Turkish superyacht fleet evolution 2005-2014

LOA: 41.3m
Beam: 8.95
GT: 499gt
Designer: Sorgiovanni Designs
Top Speed: 14 knots
Range @ 10 knots: 4,111 nm

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