One hundred and 80 feet (55 meters) of metal megayacht structures joined together in Turkey over the course of a day, at Alia Yachts. Three cranes ensured the hull and superstructure of Al Waab II settled together properly so that the project could continue onward toward delivery next summer.
Alia Yachts, which has delivered custom megayachts like Rüya, is building Al Waab II to a design by Vripack. Vripack is responsible for naval architecture, exterior styling, and interior design, too. The owner informed the studio that he wanted a custom yacht that would be much like a “family apartment” on the water. Therefore, the megayacht has quite large, open spaces inside, looking and feeling all the more open due to enlarged windows. Interestingly, since the owner resides in the Middle East, he worked remotely with the Dutch design studio. Specifically, the studio used tech tools like virtual reality so that he could get a better sense of how areas might appear.
Al Waab II has some noteworthy areas as well. For example, the aft deck is larger than most yachts of her size. Additionally, it cascades down to the swim platform. The main interior dining area has a fold-down balcony, meanwhile, for more inside-outside appeal. An art wall runs alongside the main internal stairway, which is a floating staircase design. Six staterooms accommodate the owner’s family, with the master suite spanning two levels on the upper deck.
All of this comes in a megayacht whose volume remains beneath the 500-gross-ton mark, yet another important consideration for the owner.
Alia Yachts already had cabling, piping, and insulation in place in the hull and superstructure before the two joined. Final fit-out will now continue for the next several months.
In the meantime, check out the photo gallery for the progression of Al Waab II coming together.
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