The 60m Samurai hitted the water in Antalaya, Turkey at the Alia Yachts yard. She features an interior by Redman Whiteley Dixon and is the biggest superyacht the yard ever built. She is set for delivery in June.
The naval architecture comes from Van Oossanen Naval Architects and exterior styling by Omega Architects. The strong and powerful lines will certainly turn heads in Monaco, with a set of vertical windows, straight line in the hull softened by the arch on the upper deck.
She 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 is supposed to reach a top speed of 21 knots.
The interior is functional and flexible; The master suite and guest cabins are on the main deck, enjoying this full height windows. Samurai’s salon features full height windows, creating an inside/outside space.
The lower deck will accomodate the crew, the beach club and the gym.
I have been sailing all my life, from dinghy racing to Trimaran Orma 60 and currently I am racing on the J 145 Double Take in the Pacific Northwest. As a Business and Marketing student I am working for a Yacht brokerage in Seattle: Swiftsure Yachts. As a sailor I believe that the journey matter even more than the destination. “A ship is safe in a harbour, but that’s not what a ship are made for.”