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The Allogante 131', the combination of history and the latest advances in nautical technology

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Considering that building a yacht is an inherently iterative process, and that there is a series of successive and unavoidable refinement steps from the initial conceptual design to the final acclamation of the product, en evolutionary parallel could be drawn for each naval architecture project carried out based on the genetics of its predecessor. Allogante, the latest creation of Alloy Yachts, is an example of that, as her lineage dates back, at least, to two generations. The matriarch of this family would be the historic S.Q.N., completed in 2003 and renamed Loretta Anne after her sale, while her closest ancestor would be Ad Lib, built in 2005 and finalist in the ShowBoats International Design Awards. The same exterior design team, Dubois Naval Architects, was in charge of shaping the features of the new Allogante, keeping the most successful characteristics of her predecessors and benefiting from the latest advances in nautical technology.

One of these advances are the Caterpillar C32 engines, whose combination with twin propellers represents a much more efficient formula than that of the Caterpillar 3412 engine, used in previous vessels. However, the most significant improvement may be the installation of a stabilizing system reducing the ship movement caused by the swell, even when anchored.

photo_allogante_13When focusing on the surface, we should stress that the yacht has continuous and never‑ending glass panels spreading all around, unlike Ad Lib, where light comes through individual large windows. The hull, just like her ancestor Mondango and the already legendary Chanel, has a superstructure entirely made of aluminum. Indoors, Allogante creates a more sumptuous and distinguished atmosphere than her predecessors, due to the professional alchemy of Donald Starkey Designs, manifested in the sycamore and macassar ebony joinery on the main deck, and zebrano and European olive on the lower deck.

When it comes to accommodation, the pyramid is divided as follows: a full-beam suite for the owner on the main deck, and three guest staterooms on the lower deck, where the crew cabins are also located. In short, the vessel can accommodate eight passengers and six crew members, with air conditioning, TV, telephone and entertaining systems. Finally, as the icing on a three-layer cake, there is an exclusive gymnasium for fitness fans, which may be flexibly turned into a fourth guest stateroom.

So, this is the new member of the Alloy family, the fourth motoryacht designed by the Dubois team. She was officially presented this year in Auckland, among successive celebrations and sea tests. Conceived for long journeys, this ship has a range of 4,655 nm at 10 knots, while her 1.8-meter draft suggests a list of all the ports she can access. But, like her sister sailing ship Mondango, Allogante would prefer to leave her trail in the crystal-clear waters of the Cayman Islands.