Yacht Première has always published full portraits of the magnificent sailing ships built by Alloy Yachts with the greatest interest.
In this issue, however, it is the turn of an equally magnificent motor vessel by the New Zealand shipyard, led by Tony Hambrook, to be the subject of a full portrait.
Loretta Anne is the twelfth motor yacht built by Alloy Yachts and, to date, it is also the largest. Loretta Anne is also the third motor yacht built by Alloy Yachts for the same enthusiastic Owner: proof of the consistent loyalty that rewards the build quality of these New Zealand-made vessels.
The designers of Dubois Naval Architects and Donald Starkey Designs played their part in the creation of the new Loretta Anne, as did Warren Angland of Alloy Yachts in the role of project coordinator and Philip Shirley of Shirley Maritime as the Owner’s representative, together with James Pitman, the yacht’s captain. Loretta Anne’s construction began in February 2010, while the yacht was launched and delivered this year, in March and April respectively.
As you would expect in a unique, exclusive motor yacht, Loretta Anne has some very interesting functional features, custom-designed to create the best possible conditions for relaxation and comfort for the Owner and guests. For example, a fully equipped gym has been created in a central position on the lower deck, while in the aft section there is a lazarette and play areas with toys. First and foremost, however, is the enclosed flybridge with side windows that can be raised or lowered on request.
The main dimensional and technical data
Bearing yard number AY43, Loretta Anne is based on naval architecture and engineering by Alloy Yachts Naval Architects. The vessel was built entirely in a light aluminium alloy, and complies with the LRoS (Lloyds Register of Shipping) classification standards for Maltese Cross 100 A1, SSC, Yacht Mono, G6, MCH, as well as the requirements of the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) regulations for LY2 Large Commercial Yacht Code. In terms of size, the new Loretta Anne has a length overall of 47.00 metres / 154 feet 2 inches and a beam overall of 9.20 metres / 30 feet 2 inches. Under half load, the hull has a length at the waterline of 41.73 metres / 136 feet 11 inches and a draught of 2.20 metres / 7 feet 3 inches. The yacht’s gross tonnage is 444 GT, and it has a lightship displacement of 287.9 tonnes, while its displacement under medium load is 330.0 tonnes and under full load, 373.8 tonnes. The vessel has a semi-displacement hull equipped with a 140-HP bow thruster and a 140-HP stern thruster, both by AY / American Bow Thruster, as well as a four-fin stabilisation system by American Bow Thruster, operational both at sea and at anchor. Loretta Anne’s engine room contains two CAT C32 TTA Acert D-rating V12 engines by Caterpillar, each with maximum power of 1,193 bkW / 1,600 BHP produced at 2,300 rpm. The engines are connected to the BT Marine propellers via two ZF gearboxes. In terms of performance, the new Loretta Anne has a top speed of 17 knots and can maintain a cruising speed of 14 knots. At this speed, the yacht’s range is 3,500 nautical miles. In the hold, the fuel tanks have a total capacity of 57,600 litres / 15,238 US gallons, while the water tanks have a total capacity of 13,600 litres / 3,598 US gallons. Loretta Anne’s engine room also contains two 6-cylinder inline CAT C6.6 TA Acert generators by Caterpillar, each supplying 125 ekW / 156 kVA at 1,800 rpm. The yacht has two main tenders, 6.20 m / 20’4” in length, a rescue and service tender, 4.30 m / 14’2” in length, and a jetski. [...]
Loretta Anne technical specifications
|AY project number||AY43|
|LOA||47 m / 154’20’’ ft|
|LWL||41.73 m / 136’91’’ ft|
|Beam (max)||9.2 m / 30’18’’ ft|
|Draft||2.2 m / 7’27’’ ft|
|Air draft||14 m / 45’93’’ ft|
|Displacement (light ship)||287.9 tonnes|
|Displacement (heavy ship)||373.8 tonnes|
|Gross tonnage||444 GT|
|Fuel||57,600 litres / 15,216.31 US gallons / approx|
|Water||13,600 litres / 3,592.74 US gallons / approx|
|Speed – cruise||14 knots|
|Speed – max||17 knots|
|Range (at cruise speed)||3,500 nautical miles|
|Main engines||2 x Caterpillar diesel C32 ACERT “D” rated 1600 hp|
|Gearboxes||2 x ZF 3355|
|Propellers||2 x BT Marine|
|Bow thruster||AY / American Bow Thruster TRAC II ø600 mm 140 hp
|Stern thruster||AY / American Bow Thruster TRAC II ø600 mm 140 hp|
|Stabilisers||American Bow Thruster TRAC – 4 fin system with at rest stabilisation|
|Generators||2 x Caterpillar C6.6 125 kW|
|Water makers||2 x HEM desalinators, series 25, 6,000 litres / day each|
|Water filtration / sterilization||1 x HEM AG-S silver sterilizer
1 x HEM water softener
|Guest capacity (guests/cabins/ensuites)||8 guests, 4 cabins (3 double and 1 twin) each with ensuite, plus 3 x pullman single berths
|Crew capacity (crew/cabins/ensuites)||8 crew, 4 cabins (3 twin and 1 double) with 4 ensuites|
|Classification||Lloyd’s ✠ 100 A1 SSC YACHT MONO G6 MCH IMO/LR Number 1011800|
|Designer / Naval architect||Dubois Naval Architects|
|Interior designer||Donald Starkey Designs|