With more than 25 years’ experience in the construction of monohulls and multihulls, Group Alliaura Marine is now a world leader on the cruising yachts market. As always in its more than quarter-century of activity in the sector, the famous French shipyard is continuing its constant policy of technological innovation, alongside a strategy of progressive international expansion. In spite of the difficult world economic situation and the resulting fallout throughout the leisure vessel sector, Alliaura Marine has gone sharply against the market trend, strongly demonstrating extraordinary vitality as it expands its product range and increases the size of its vessels. In its two main production facilities in Lanester and Les Sables d’Olonne, the renowned French shipyard currently produces four different lines of vessels under four different brands: Tresco Line, small luxury speed motor boats; Trans Cat, motor power cruising catamarans; Feeling, monohulled sailing yachts; and Privilège, catamaran sailing yachts. The Privilège range includes six models, with lengths progressively increasing up to 100 feet, to comprise a fleet whose flagship is the Privilège 1000: an exclusive, prestigious super yacht, the largest epoxy sailing catamaran ever built, which further consolidates the major French shipyard’s presence in the luxury sailing deep-sea cruising catamaran sector. As announced by Groupe Alliaura Marine, the first new Alliaura Privilège 1000 catamaran is under construction at the shipyard’s Lanester facilities, near Lorient in Brittany, where work started last year. The current issue of Yacht Première (issue 20) features a preliminary but comprehensive description of the main characteristics of the new Alliaura Privilège 1000, scheduled for its first launch next year. Renders are provided to offer a preview of the exterior and interior design.
The main dimensional and technical data
Based on naval architecture by Marc Lombard, the new Alliaura Privilège 1000 is being produced in an advanced epoxy composite resin sandwich for both the hulls and the superstructure.
The vessel will comply with the classification standards of the BV (Bureau Veritas) and the requirements of the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency).
In terms of size, the new Alliaura Privilège 1000 will have a total length of 29.95 metres, equivalent to 98 feet 3 inches, and the hulls will have a length at the waterline of 28.80 metres, equivalent to 94 feet 4 inches. The vessel’s total beam will be 14.00 metres, equivalent to 45 feet 9 inches. As per the project plans, the new catamaran’s water draft will be 2.50 metres, equivalent to 8 feet 2 inches, while the air draft will be 42.00 metres, equivalent to 137 feet 8 inches. In light displacement conditions,
the estimated displacement of the new vessel will be approximately 100 tonnes, equivalent to 220,462 pounds. The new Alliaura Privilège 1000 will be sloop-rigged with a mast with three sets of spars: from the deck surface, the mast height will be 38.00 metres, equivalent to 124 feet 6 inches, while the boom will have an in-boom hydraulic roller furling system for a fully battened mainsail. According to the project plans, the sail plan of the new Alliaura Privilège 1000 will include a fully battened mainsail 260 square metres in size, equivalent to 2,798 square feet, and an on-furler genoa 200 square metres in size, equivalent to 2,152 square feet. Optional extras
for the sail plan are a staysail 101 square metres in size, equivalent to 1,087 square feet, a gennaker 315 square metres in size, equivalent to 3,389 square feet, and an asymmetric spinnaker 450 square metres in size, equivalent to 4,843 square feet.
In the hold of the new Alliaura Privilège 1000, the two fuel tanks will have a capacity of 3,000 litres, equivalent to 792 US gallons, while the two freshwater tanks will each have a capacity of 2,500 litres, equivalent to 660 US gallons, supplied by one double desalination plant producing a total of 400 litres / hour, equivalent to 105 US gallons / hour. In addition, the two waste water tanks will each have a capacity of 1,500 litres, equivalent to 396 US gallons, and the sewage tanks will also each have a capacity of 1,500 litres, equivalent to 396 US gallons. The two engine rooms of the new Alliaura Privilège 1000 will contain two turbodiesel engines with 2 x 400 HP to 2 x 500 HP max power of BHP, (Caterpilar or Cummins) equivalent to 234.9 bkW.
Two generators will also be installed on board, all based on diesel generator motors: one main producing 40 ekW / 50 kVA, and a second generator producing 27 ekW
/ 33 kVA. The extensive technical gear of the new Alliaura Privilège 1000 will include an air treatment and conditioning unit with a capacity of 220,000 BTU, while the catamaran’s equipment will feature a main tender laid up in the open on the flybridge aft, together with a launching and manoeuvring crane. [...]