Dension Unveils Key Features of Alpha Yachts' New SPRITZ 116

By Emily Dawkins

Yacht broker Denison Yachting has revealed details of a new yacht from the growing family-owned shipyard Alpha Custom Yachts. The new 35.5m Spritz 116 features interior and exterior design from renowned yacht designer Giorgio Cassetta, as well as naval architecture from the esteemed studio of Laurent Giles.

Growing yacht builder Alpha Custom Yachts has teamed up with Denison Yachting to showcase its latest superyacht design. David Johnson of Denison Yachting has become the exclusive representative of Alpha Custom Yachts in North America.

Despite being a smaller brand, Alpha has quickly become recognised for its elegant, unique and innovative’ yachts. According to Dension, the yard’s new-build vessels are completely customisable by the owner, as such, ‘with Alpha Yachts, the world really is your oyster’. 

Brothers and founders of Alpha Yachts, Roberto and Jorge Aboumrad, create the vessels from their personal experience in yacht design and technicalities, producing yachts that benefit from space maximisation, contemporary, aesthetic design, as well as engineering excellence. Their latest design of 35.5m motor yacht Spritz 116, is a remarkable example of the work they aim to achieve. 

Comfortably accommodating ten guests across four expansive staterooms and one luxurious full-beam master cabin, Spritz 116 goes above and beyond in terms of onboard space maximisation. Working with renowned Italian superyacht designer Giorgio Cassetta, and esteemed British naval architecture firm Laurent Giles, Alpha Yachts has created a yacht with both a sophisticated interior and a spacious, lavish exterior. According to Denison: ‘like many Alpha yachts, the interior of this yacht prioritises comfort without compromising personal space.’ 

Spritz 116’s outdoor decks include numerous lounging areas. The aft deck not only features a grand outdoor lounge, but also boasts a hydraulically operated platform to support a tender, a large plunge pool that can transform into a teak dancefloor, and a spacious and sociable open-air dining area for up to 12 guests, something unusual for a yacht of this size. On the foredeck, guests are greeted by another relaxing outdoor lounge space, and on the 100 sqm flybridge, panoramic views await her guests. 

Inside, expansive windows showcase water and sky views from the comfortable saloon, with the impressive visibility continuing in the master cabin thanks to the oversized windows less than half a metre from the water. Giorgio Cassetta commented on the master suite's unique quality: ‘it gives you the feeling of being on the main deck.’

Another highlight of work that Alpha Yachts produce, is that an owner has full autonomy on the customisation of their vessel. Specific custom features can be added and the entire design can be adapted with the shipyard to create, according to Denison, ‘the yacht of your dreams.'

A key feature for both Spritz 116 and all of Alpha Yachts’ designs is the notion to build vessels with shared space and family in mind. Cassetta highlighted: ‘Everything is home-sized, which is what I love. It’s the standard you’d expect on a 45- or 50-meter yacht.’ 

Spritz 116 has a wide moulded beam of 8.4m and a shallow draft of 1.9m at full load. Her gross tonnage is approximately 260. Shown in the above renderings with a white exterior, the new 35.5m design also comes in a luxurious dark blue exterior finish. 

The first Spritz 116 is currently under construction and is due to be delivered in 2023; we can’t wait to see her on the water.

"Everything is home-sized, which is what I love. It’s the standard you’d expect on a 45- or 50-meter yacht."

Giorgio Cassetta, Yacht Designer


"Everything is home-sized, which is what I love. It’s the standard you’d expect on a 45- or 50-meter yacht."

Giorgio Cassetta, Yacht Designer
By Emily Dawkins
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