With Vertigo soon to leave the shed and AY43 and AY44 well underway, the team at Alloy Yachts began to cut the plate for the next yacht, a 43.9m sloop scheduled to launch in late 2012.
Repeat customers, the owners have spent the last 14 years cruising the world aboard AY8 Eclipse. Their love of Eclipse and the long relationship they have had with the people at Alloy Yachts convinced them that it was time to return to the yard and build another.
Their brief was for a bigger, more modern and faster version of what they currently have, while incorporating the qualities they love about Eclipse into a larger yacht.
A notable feature that the new yacht will have is the same style of stepped transom as the 20 year old Eclipse. The steps provide an extension to the outdoor living area and provide a perfect spot for fishing or just ‘hanging out’ and watching the wake while underway.
AY45 is designed by Dubois Naval Architects and has an interior designed by the Alloy Yachts Interior Design team along with the owners.