As much as Phi Phantom is a shadow yacht, she’s also in many ways a “mini me.” “She is really and literally a shadow of the longer beauty queen,” says Cor D. Rover, her exterior stylist, who also designed her mothership, Phi from Royal Huisman.
As a shadow yacht, naturally the 118-foot (36-meter) Phi Phantom will carry a plethora of toys. However, just as Phi is not a typical cruiser in looks, execution, or performance, neither is the armada aboard Phi Phantom typical. In fact, her 1,690-square-foot (157-square-meter) cargo deck gets occupied by a custom wood sailboat, an adventure-oriented motoryacht, electric bikes for offroading and paved surfaces, and an electric car. The sailboat, strikingly standing out in the video below, is a version of Spirit Yachts P40. You’ll even spot the hefty crane to launch her and the other toys. The motoryacht, meanwhile, is a 36-foot (110-meter) Axopar. And oh yes, PWCs, wakeboards, and an inflatable slide are aboard, too.
Additionally for shadow purposes, the yacht has a stateroom for overflow guests or a specialist like a nature guide. This is in addition to the cabins for three crewmembers, plus her own galley and crew mess. An extra laundry is aboard as well, to handle both vessels’ needs when they’re cruising together with a big party. Similarly, Phi Phantom can fuel Phi if needed to extend her already strong range. It comes given 15,164 gallons (57,400 liters) of fuel. She’ll keep pace with her mothership regardless, since she can achieve more than 6,000 nautical miles at 11 knots under Caterpillar power. Furthermore, she can hit 21 knots at top end. Although Alia Yachts didn’t build the mothership, the two share a Fast Displacement Hull Form from Van Oossanen Naval Architects.
Finally worth noting, the nearly 28-foot-beam (8.4-meter-beam) Phi Phantom needed to meet quite a particular request from the owner. Not only did her paint need to match the mothership, but also Alia Yachts could use “no filler on the hull,” according to Gökhan Çelik, the shipyard’s president. Consider that as you look at her lean, muscular stance.
Alia Yachts aliayachts.com
Cor D. Rover Design cor-d-rover.com
Van Oossanen Naval Architects oossanen.nl