Alia Yachts in Turkey has turned the hull of the 118-foot aluminum shadow yacht it is building to support the 180-foot Project Phi that’s in build at Royal Huisman in the Netherlands.
“This is a very interesting project for us which we foresee will provide a platform that can be adapted to meet the needs of other superyacht owners,” Gokhan Çelik, president of Alia Yachts, stated in a press release. “The principle challenge is that it has to be very fast but also versatile and efficient.”
The shadow boat that Alia is building is expected to come in at 199 gross tons. Specifications call for a nearly 1,700-square-foot cargo deck, a 485-square-foot lazarette and a 355-square-foot workshop. Tenders and toys will be carried on board, as well as a land vehicle and extra fuel for the mothership yacht.
“The exterior lines and details have been styled to resemble the mothership,” Cor D. Rover, who designed both vessels, stated in the press release. “So, there is a distinct family resemblance, but as a shadow vessel her prime function is to support the bigger yacht.”
Key details about the shadow vessel: She’s expected to have a range of 4,200 nautical miles at 12 knots, with Caterpillar C32 engines that provide a top speed of 21 knots.
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