On the water at Alia Yachts' yard in Antalya, Turkey, is the 60-metre Samurai, with an interior by Redman Whiteley Dixon. She is the biggest yacht launched by the yard, and will be handed over in June.
Samurai, featuring naval architecture from Van Oossanen Naval Architects and exterior styling by Omega Architects, certainly catches the eye with a run of vertical windows in the superstructure, and plenty of straight lines in the hull, softened by the subtle arches on the upper deck.
The yard says that Samurai is based on the Fast Displacement Hull Form pioneered by Van Oossanen and scored positive results during tank tests at the Wolfson Unit in Southampton. She will have a top speed of 21 knots.
The focus of the interior team was to create a functional and flexible space. The master suite and the guest cabins are on the main deck, all of which benefit from those distinctive full-height windows. Samurai’s main salon also has full-height windows and glass bulwarks, ensuring the distinction between inside and out has been blurred.
At sea level there is a beach club and gym, with the crew accommodation on the lower deck.