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‘Alen 68’ motor yacht by Foster + Partners (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.09.2014 - Tagged as:

Alen 68 motor yacht by Foster+Partners, photo: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Alen 68 motor yacht by Foster + Partners, photo: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

With a streamlined form and refined materials palette of bleached oak, white leather and white onyx, the Foster+Partners designed Alen 68 uniquely combines the elegant social spaces of a cruising yacht with the fun of a day boat.

 

 

Alen 68 motor yacht by Foster+Partners, drawing: Foster + Partners

Alen 68 motor yacht by Foster + Partners, drawing: Foster + Partners

Capable of speeds of up to 45 knots, the 68-foot motor yacht merges innovative construction technology with Alen Yacht’s boatbuilding expertise to create a fast, agile craft. “Unlike typical boat fittings, the furniture does not touch the inside of the hull, but traces the contours of its white leather walls.” says Foster+Partners. “By revealing the smooth lines of the yacht, space has been created for a flexible ‘pod’ system of up to three cabins.”

 

Alen 68 motor yacht by Foster + Partners, photo: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Alen 68 motor yacht by Foster + Partners, photo: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

“A stair leads down to the prow of the yacht, where the lounge is naturally top-lit by a central strip of glazing. The versatile, open-plan layout can accommodate up to twelve guests, as well as creating private niches for relaxing. To the stern is the master suite, with a double bed and leather chaise longue, and the galley and bathroom are in the centre of the boat.”

 

Alen 68 motor yacht by Foster + Partners, photo: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Alen 68 motor yacht by Foster + Partners, photo: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

“Every detail has been considered and prototyped, from the bathroom drawer that extends into a compact vanity unit, to the placement of grab rails, which are seamlessly integrated with the structure. In a subtle reference to traditional nautical design, a horizontal band of teak is used as a recurring detail, revealed in the interior of the white lacquered cabinets.”

 

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