Alia Yact Builders has announced that the largest yacht ever built at the Turkish facility has now been launched. M/Y Samurai, has been under construction for approximately three years, after being signed in 2013, and is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2016.
Samurai has an impressive design team behind her with naval architecture from Van Oossanen Naval Architects, exterior design by Omega architects and interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon. The result is a powerful appearance with a weighty hull and sleek superstructure.
The new ALIA 60 is a significant development for the Turkish shipyard in terms of engineering and performance. Following positive results in the tank testing stages, which were carried out at the Wolfson unit, she is based on the Fast Displacement Hull Form, a creation of Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Furthermore, the patented hull form will allow Samurai to reach an impressive top speed of 21 knots, with significantly improved efficiency.
Inside, Samurai boasts high volume which is both functional and flexible, which, according to the shipyard, "Is the result of diligent research, experience and a dedicated team behind the project."
Samurai is the third yacht built by Alia Yacht Builders, which started building yachts over 30m in 2012. Not only is 2016 an important year for Alia with the completion of the largest yacht to date, this will also be the first time the shipyard has delivered in two consecutive years with more than one project.
Later this year after the delivery of Samurai, Alia will launch and deliver 30.5m Nozomi.