Imagine, by Allow Yachts, is a great example of a boat that pushed its builder to make bold, innovative approaches. The owner already owned one vessel from Alloy Yachts. He obviously enjoyed his first yacht, but he wanted something with a purer form and function. Alloy Yachts took that challenge. The result is a beautiful sailing yacht that can travel in shallow and deep waters while giving the owner and his guests access to the latest technology.
Specifications for Imagine
Greg Yeo, the project manager for Imagine, brought together some of the most talented people in the industry to make Imagine an excellent sailing yacht. Dubois Naval Architects Ltd worked with the shipyard to build a 40-meter yacht with a 9.38-meter beam and a 4.35-meter draft.
The rig consists of parts from Southern Spars. This is the first time that Alloy Yachts has used a continuous EC6 hybrid rigging system with a split continuous backstay on a superyacht. To make Imagine even more adept at sailing the open waters, Allow Yachts included a 38.3-meter mast and an 18-6-meter hybrid furl boom.
Imagine has a centerboard that can draw either 4.35 meters, when raised, or 6.- meters when lowered. Unlike most systems, which rely on the centerboard's weight to push it down, Imagine uses hydraulics that lift and lower the centerboard. To make the system as simple as possible, Alloy Yachts found ways to avoid fixed worm drives and underwater hydraulics.
At times, Imagine may encounter weather conditions that make it impossible to sail safely. Alloy Yachts has included state-of-the-art technology so the owner can continue traveling even when winds do not cooperate. She has a Caterpillar C18 ACERT "D" that churns out 872 horsepower. She also has two 67kW Northern Lights generators and two 90 horsepower TRAC thrusters.
Imagine has an 11-knot cruise speed. At cruising speed, she can travel up to 4000 nautical miles. If needed, though, she can max out her speed at 16.8 knots. Racing along at that speed, however, drains her 22,000-liter (3,170-gallon) fuel tank much more rapidly.
Imagine comes equipped with a water tank that can hold 9,200 liters (2,430 gallons) and two HEM 25/1400 water makers that produce a combine 10,000 liters (2,641 gallons) per day.
The owner wanted the latest technology throughout his new boat. Alloy Yachts took that demand to its extreme by including state-of-the-art tech inside as well as outside of Imagine.
Inside, guests will find that they can use a Kaleidoscope entertainment system to access everything from movies to night vision cameras mounted on the mast. Imagine also has several satellite communication systems that keep the owner and his guests connected to the rest of the world no matter how far they choose to travel.
Since the owner is an avid photographer, Imagine has high-tech color printers. These printers work so well that the owner can use them to print photographs clear and beautiful enough to hang on the wall.
Not everything aboard Imagine has to do with technology. Alloy Yachts has enough experience to know that comfort and aesthetics can make any boat a more attractive way to travel. The interior design team used light oak throughout the rooms. Pairing this light wood with satin finished hardware creates a unique look that lets rooms harmonize with each other.
Some of the interiors best rooms include the entertainment area, where guests can enjoy movies streamed from the boat's hard drive while they relax in comfortable chairs and a large dining room located in the lower saloon.
Enjoying Imagine's Exterior Decks
Imagine has so many luxurious features that no one could restrain them below deck. The foredeck features a spa pool where guests can relax in warm, circulating waters as they watch the world pass. Those who prefer a little more adventure can use the sport fishing chair on the aft deck. The chair gives guests an advantage when struggling against the weight and power of large fish.
Guests will also find sun pads, tables, and comfortable chairs above deck. These features make it possible for the owner and his guests to enjoy practically any activity, whether that means lounging in the sun on a lazy day or competing in a high-speed race against other well-appointed sailing yachts.
Alloy Yachts always produces excellent boats for its clients. Imagine, however, has some special features that make it a unique fit for its particular owner. It has plenty of sailing power, technology, and luxurious comfort to meet the demands of a yachtsman who knows exactly what he wants from a premium vessel.