From a state-of-the-art SCUBA diving system, to kayaks, Segway human transporters and mountain bikes, Hakvoort Shipyard’s expertly crafted 151ft ALLEGRIA is abundantly equipped for fun, and also has a 6-000 nautical mile range at 12 knots.
Ready for anything. That’s the phrase that comes to mind after you spend time aboard Hakvoort Shipyard’s latest build, 151ft ALLEGRIA. The stunning tri-deck motor yacht was moored at the Bahia Mar marina in late October 2004 for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and her combination of luxury, utility and exceptional craftsmanship made the yacht one of the most talked about entries of the show.
First and foremost, however, ALLEGRIA is a truly seaworthy vessel. Built for an American owner who plans on cruising the world, the yacht crossed the Atlantic three times on her own bottom in a six-month period in 2004. Vripack Yachting of Holland was responsible for the design of the full-displacement yacht and Moran Yacht & Ship of Fort Lauderdale who not only sold the build contract to the owner but also recommend the interior designer, the Captain and oversaw the whole construction project. The project was started three years ago at the Fort Lauderdale Show, after the owner toured several yachts in the 110ft range and wasn’t satisfied with the yachts he reviewed. That led to a trip to Hakvoort’s yard in Monnickendam, The Netherlands, and the beginning of the project. The owner’s No. 1 goal was to build a vessel that had global range.
“She is an extremely stable boat,” says Robert Moran president of Moran Yacht & Ship. “She’s a displacement hull vessel that tops out at 15.5 knots. But at 12 knots her range is 6,000 miles. She left the shipyard in Holland in February , and that’s a very rough time to cross the Atlantic. She had no problems.” Captain Olav Hinke who has Captained many quality yachts raved about her sea keeping abilities.
Displacing 499 tons, the yacht is built on a steel hull and has an aluminum superstructure. She is powered by twin Caterpillar 973-horsepower engines, and she carries 24,210 gallons of fuel.
While the raw performance numbers aptly make the case for the yacht’s seaworthiness, the interior beauty of ALLEGRIA is easily apparent to all her board her. The easy symmetry of her styling reflects the skill of Hakvoort’s craftsmen and the genius of Glade Johnson’s interior design work. Mahogany, cherry and maple burl are the predominate woods used in the joinery, and the builder went to great lengths to match the grains in all areas. The yacht features an owner’s stateroom and four guest suites, along with accommodation for nine crew members.
Most resplendent is the owner’s suite located forward on the main deck, which features rare Italian Diasporo marble on the cabinet tops and in the owner’s bathroom. The owner’s bathroom is grand and luxurious, featuring a Jacuzzi bathtub, a shower enclosure, his-and-hers sinks and a changing area.
The master suite itself is laid out with the king-size master bed to port, and study to starboard. The latest in communication and entertainment systems were installed aboard ALLEGRIA, including Crestron touch-pad controls and an extensive electronic library of videos and music. All guest suites – and even the crew cabins – feature television screens and music entertainment systems.
The four guest suites are located on the lower deck, and feature three berths with queen beds and one birth with twin beds, which can convert into a gym. Large windows and oversized ports enhance the views as well allow in plenty of natural light. Windows are double thickness, eliminating the requirement for storm shutters.
Hakvoort also accommodated the owner’s request for an extremely quiet yacht. Moran explained that “Guests can not even hear the engines in the lower-deck staterooms. Hakvoort exceeded the noise limits by several decibels.”
Entertainment areas abound aboard ALLEGRIA. Guests can spend their time indoors in the skylounge watching the latest films. The skylounge features a 42in plasma screen television that raises from the bar, and for intense viewing a 102in movie screen drops from the ceiling. The skylounge also includes a games table and large lounges.
Sun worshippers are fulfilled on the sun deck, and can enjoy a cool drink at the bar, or head back to the Jacuzzi tub. The large tub is slightly forward of a giant, four- section sunpad, which can raise or lower on hydraulic rams for individual comfort. The bar area itself is covered by a top that extends from the radar arch, allowing guests to stay out of the sun if desired.
The owners have a limited charter schedule planned for Flamingo Daze, and the yacht is well-equipped to meet the needs of active guests. All the expected water toys – from personal watercraft to wind surfers and kayaks – are onboard, and theirs is also a sophisticated SCUBA diving setup. A high-capacity tank refill system allows guests to dive whenever it is appropriate, and they can even use underwater scooters that allow novice divers the chance to explore the sea. And given the tremendous range of ALLEGRIA, that sea may be anywhere on the planet.
LOA: 151ft 6in
Draft: 9ft 1in
Displacement: 499 tons
Max Speed: 15.5 knots
Cruising Speed: 13 knots
Range at Cruise: 6,000 nautical miles
Construction: Steel hull, aluminum superstructure
Engines:2x Caterpillar 973-hp diesel engines
Fuel Capacity: 24,210 gallons
Fresh Water: 3,160 gallons
Interior Design: Glade Johnson Design