Yacht design is an inherently iterative process: From the conceptual sketches to the final production drawings there are seemingly endless tweaks and refinements in a quest for the ideal final product. Sometimes, this process becomes evolutionary, each project building on the genetic makeup of its predecessor. A case in point is Alloy Yachts’ new 40m project, Allogante, whose lineage can be traced back at least two generations to the yard’s stunning S.Q.N., which was completed in 2003. Two years later came Ad Lib. The same design team has incorporated into Allogante all the best features of her predecessors, along with the latest technology.
Perhaps the most significant functional improvement is the addition of a zero-speed stabilization system, a technology that reduces wave-induced motion even when the yacht is at anchor. To ensure adequate electrical power, her gensets have been upgraded to twin 69-kW units, 30 percent more than her predecessors. And while the rating of her main engines is the same, Allogante has Caterpillar’s latest C32 diesels, cleaner and more efficient than the Cat 3412s used in the previous builds. The electronics package is also updated with further integration of the Alloy Yachts SeaTouch monitoring systems, and fuel tank locations have been changed to improve trim underway. For extended voyaging, Allogante offers a transatlantic cruising range of about 4,000 nautical miles at 10 knots.
From a styling standpoint, Allogante has continuous glass all the way round, whereas Ad Lib has individual windows, and the leading edge of the louvers on Allogante are squared off, while those on Ad Lib slant. Allogante is also fitted with a towering mast forward to support her steaming light, as required by classification society rules, an unfortunate necessity that imposes a styling element not in keeping with the rest of the yacht.
Her interior features macassar, ebony, and sycamore on the main deck and stained zebrano and European olive on the lower deck. Accommodations include a full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck and three guest staterooms on the lower deck; in addition, there’s also a gymnasium with Pullman berth that could be converted to a fourth guest stateroom in the future.
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This article originally appeared in the November 2008 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.