Alia Yachts Announces Sale of 60m Vripack Design

By Danny Wiser

A 60m Ice Class superyacht has been announced by Turkish yachtbuilders Alia Yachts.

The custom design comes at the request of an experienced yacht owner who now wishes to travel around the world with his family.

After the successful delivery of Al Waab, the Turkish shipyard has once again decided to work with  Dutch studio Vripack who are renowned for its history of designing explorer yachts.

Alia Yachts President, Gökhan Çelik, cites the success of Al Waab as a major reason behind the upcoming project.

He said: “Coming hard on the heels of Al Waab, we are thrilled to once again collaborate with the same team on another innovative and inspiring new build.

“Turkey is fast becoming a hub for building globetrotting superyachts.”

The owner’s brief emphasises the need to accommodate their large family for long periods of time.

As such, the family members will be able to enjoy extended cruises without having to return to shore for provisioning or refuelling due to her planned interior volume of 810 gross tons and generous exterior spaces.

The megayacht will have space for six guest rooms on the lower deck as well as master stateroom fitted with spectacular views of the water.

This sense of comfort generated by the collaboration with the Dutch design studio is of ultimate importance.

Their dream is to cruise the Seven Seas together with their large family, and while our portfolio comprises a growing number of yachts designed to be residences at sea, this new project truly emphasises the freedom felt from sailing the world while feeling at home,” said Bart Bouwhuis, co-creative director at Vripack.

Delivered in 2024, the Ice Class will also feature the work of naval architects SF Yachts.

The CEO of the Emirati-based company, Francesco Pitea, expressed his delight to be involved in the project.

He said: “The new 60 metre will mean they can travel around the globe in comfort, safety and style, and we can’t wait to help turn that dream into reality.”

"Turkey is fast becoming a hub for building globetrotting superyachts."

Alia Yachts President, Gökhan Çelik


"Turkey is fast becoming a hub for building globetrotting superyachts."

Alia Yachts President, Gökhan Çelik
By Danny Wiser