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.
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.”
“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.”
“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.”