The Antalya-based shipyard Alia Yachts created the longest steel and aluminum yacht below 500GT in the world. Al Waab offers an impressive 42% more exterior space (including storage for two tenders) and 8% more interior space than comparable yachts on the market.
Al Waab’s design and naval architecture were created by Vripack and GCC- based SF Yachts that served as the owner’s representative during the build. With the help of virtual reality, that was utilized early on in the project, it was possible to optimize the space planning and ergonomic layout to create an open plan. The yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests in six staterooms – a real rarity for a 499GT yacht – including a split-level master suite on the upper deck with a private 4-meter pool on the foredeck.
By placing the tender bay in a sunken deck in the bow the tenders are easily accessible yet hidden from view. The grated ‘tween deck arrangement offers storage for two tenders, a pair of jet skis, and other water toys, but because it is not an enclosed space is not included in the yacht’s overall volume.
The interior design makes use of the premium materials like matt-finished bamboo slats on the ceiling, the gold, illuminated wall installation with integrated crystals in the stairwell, and glass bulwarks on all decks. Other features include a drop-down bulwark in the dining area, which substitutes the traditional formal dining room with an alfresco breakfast area just two meters above the water on the starboard main deck. Much of the onboard seating is designed to face outboard for a true connection with the sea.
Al Waab is fitted with twin Caterpillar C18 (725hp/533 kW) diesel engines that burn 35% less fuel than similar-sized yachts. The top speed is 12.5 knots.
Be the first to leave a review.