Turkish yacht builder Alen Yachts, has joined forces with renowned international architects Foster + Partners to create the Alen 68. Merging innovative technology from land construction with boatbuilding expertise has created a fast, agile craft combining the elegant social spaces of a cruising yacht with the fun of a day boat. The Alen 68 is certainly a head turner, so the WSB team step aboard to check out the new flagship from Alex Yachts.
The Alen 68 can comfortably fit up to 16 passengers outside and features vast entertaining space including a midship dining area, large sunpads aft, and a wheelhouse protected by an oversized curved glass and covered by a stylish retractable bimini top.
Inside, the minimalist interior offers a large lounge, a kitchen, a master cabin and two guest cabins, all decorated with beautifully designed curved furniture that sits off the hull. In the garage you´ll find plenty of toys for entertainment out at sea, including a 3.2 metre jet tender, sea bobs, paddleboards and a jet ski.
The Alen 68 has 20% more volume than most comparable motor yachts, creating more walk-around deck space and more scope for fresh design thinking. In a break with tradition, the flowing contours of the hull are not hidden by furniture but exposed to reveal the smooth lines of the yacht. This creates space for a flexible ‘pod’ system of up to 3 cabins.
With a refined palette of materials including bleached oak, white leather and white onyx, the yacht’s understated style is ever-present. Beneath the surface, her advanced technology confirms that land architects and boat builders are a potent combination.
The flagship Alen 68 delivers on the Turkish boat builder promise of well thought through design and innovation resulting in an eye-catching sleek power cruiser. The fit and finish are testament to Alen carving out a place in the market, for a well-rounded open day cruiser for those that want to put entertainment first.
Alen owner views at the ILBC
|Overall length||20.32 M|
|Max. beam||6.30 M|
|Material||Full Composite w/AIREX core|
|Fuel capacity||4500 L|
|Fresh water capacity||1000 L|
|Black water capacity||270 L|
|Grey water capacity||310 L|
|Generator||25 KW Whisper Power|
|Engines||2xV12 1550 HP MAN|
|Max. speed||45 Knots|
|Cruising speed||41 Knots|
|CE certificate||Category “A”|
|People on board||16|
|Interior design||Foster + Partners|
|Exterior design||Foster + Partners|