Turkish luxury sailboat builder Alen Yacht announced the launch of its latest motor yacht Alen 68 in September 2014. It is the first of the Alen 68 series, which is named IGUAZU, with a fixed price of $3.78m.
Alen Yacht contracted international architects Foster and Partners in 2012 to provide the design for the super yacht. Alen 68 bears the CE (Communauté Européenne) Category ‘A’ marking.
Alen 68 design and features
The yacht incorporates elegant and sophisticated materials such as fine leather mosaics, mother-of-pearl and stainless-steel inlays to create a stunning and refreshing ambience.
The luxury super yacht features a full composite AIREX core hull, and has an overall length of 20.32m, with a maximum beam of 6.3m and a draft of 1.17m. It has the capacity to carry 16 passengers and provides the pleasure of yachting without crew onboard. At the helm of the yacht is the steering wheel with modern automatic controls and cameras for better visibility and easy manoeuvrability.
Unlike other boats of its category, Alen 68’s outer hull is not covered with furniture, and reveals the curved shape showcasing the finished boat’s interiors with smooth leather panels.
The exterior of the super yacht maximises social space utilisation by up to 20%, compared to other motor yachts of the same category. The interiors of the yacht are built around the concept of a central pod or nucleus of the boat. The wet areas such as the galley and the bathrooms are placed in the centre while the lounge area and cabins are built around the nucleus.
The Alen 68 yacht is fitted with tanks which holds more than 4,500l of fuel, 1,000l of fresh water, 270l of black sewage water, and 310l of grey water.
Interiors and accommodation facilities
The interior design of the yacht can be customised in two ways. IGUAZU exhibits the standard version featuring a large lounge and a single master suite. The wheelhouse of the boat is protected with a large curved glass, while the midship layout can either present a C-shaped settee or a dining space with two opposite facing settees. The bench on one side of the dining table serves as the driver’s seat, which can be converted to allow guests to sit up-front.
The modular sun pad at the end of the deck can be outfitted to offer outdoor seating for 12 people providing entertainment options including a wet bar, grill, barbecue and a teppanyaki hotplate. A black fabric retractable Bimini shade system is fitted at the forward of the console to partially or fully cover the seating area, which protects the yacht in all weathers. The master suite, located at the stern is furnished with a double bed and leather chaise longue.
The yacht can be reconfigured to feature a relatively smaller lounge area with a three cabin layout.
A storage room is available for water toys such as a 3.2m jet tender, two Seabob underwater sea scooters, a pair of stand-up paddleboards and a jet ski, which features a full-beam staircase to the swim platform at the stern.
The full length of the yacht’s interiors is formed using bleached oak and lacquer paint with soft concealed LED lights and backlit onyx. The master cabin and day head are stylish and modern, with stainless steel framing glass cabinets and white drawers on the rear side.
Engine and propulsion
The Alen 68 motor yacht is powered by twin V12 MAN engines with a power rating of 1,500hp. The propulsion system allows the yacht to sail at a maximum speed of 45 knots (kt) and a cruising speed of 41kt, and enables a range of 315nm.
The gyro stabilisers ensure a comfortable ride when moving through water and at anchor, and the motor boat is also equipped with 25kW generators from WhisperPower.