What a year for MY Loretta Anne! After winning Motor Yacht of the Year at the World Superyacht Awards in Istanbul, Dubois Naval Architects won the prestigious Neptune trophy for Best Exterior Design and Styling of Loretta Anne at the ShowBoats Design Awards 2013 held in Monaco last weekend.
Following the announcement, Alloy Yachts, the proud builders of the multi award-winning mototyacht congratulated Dubois, as well as Fontaine Design Group and fellow NZ boatbuilder, Lloyd Stevenson, for their win of the Best Tender Design Award, also for Loretta Anne.
According to the organizers, "The ShowBoats Design Awards was specifically devised to judge and recognise the designers responsible for the individual elements of a superyacht. Aspects of the most impressive yachts launched in the preceding calendar year are scrutinised and judged by a panel of design experts."
The World Superyacht Awards, held earlier this year, recognises superyachts in their entirety, while The ShowBoats Design Awards focuses on more specific and fundamental aspects of superyacht design, including naval architecture, exterior design and interior layout, shining the spotlight on the industy’s most talented design teams.
Now in its third year, the Neptune trophy has become synonymous with excellence in superyacht build and design, and a symbol of pride and excellence for superyacht design professionals.
For more information visit the official site: ShowBoats Design Awards 2013
MY Loretta Anne:
Loretta Anne is the 12th motoryacht to be built by Alloy Yachts and the largest to date.
She is 47m long. She is designed by Dubois Naval Architects with an interior from the studio of Don Starkey.
She is the third Alloy Yacht delivered for this Canadian customer.
At 47m, the new Loretta Anne is 5.86m longer than Alloy’s previous biggest motoryacht, the 41.14m Como, but is still well under the 500gt mark at 444gt. One of the requirements of the new yacht was that it has a very shallow draft to allow access to the Bahamas and Belize, which will be her main cruising grounds. This has been realised with a draft of 2.2m, which will allow the yacht access to many of the shallower anchorages,
The new yacht features a raised pilot house with vertical windows. In common with Alloy’s Mondango and Kokomo, the 47m’s flybridge can be closed in (with the exception of the stern end) using glass screens, at the touch of a button.
This, together with the pneumatic flybridge forward companionway sliding hatch and aft stair butterfly hatch, is a custom built Alloy component.
The added 7m of length allowed the galley to be moved to the main deck.
Although the intention is for her to remain a private yacht, she has been built in compliance to LY2, and is Lloyds classed.
Power by Caterpillar engines, she cruises at 14knots, with a max of 17knots and a range of 3,500nat cruising speed.
Bars are located on the flybridge deck and inside and out on the main deck. A huge table, for card games and dining, is in situ on the flybridge deck, together with a spa pool and barbeque.
Outdoor and communal spaces have been maximized.
A tender garage aft, which also provides access to a very spacious engine room and engineers controlroom will double up as a watersports area.
Twin tenders, built by Lloyd Stevenson, are lifted out through large lazarette doors by custom Alloy Yachts cranes, leaving behind a huge space with work area, fridge and ice machine and spectacular views when the tender doors are open. An additional Novurania tender and jetski will sit on the foredeck, launched from a Nautical Structures crane.
The yacht has a capacity of eight guests plus owner, across five cabins, including the owner’s cabin. The full beam owner’s cabin, with adjoining office, walk in wardrobe and his and her bathrooms, is located on the main deck.
Alongside the three VIP guest cabins, a fourth cabin serves as a guest and crew gym, with a generous shower and head. Larger windows in the guest cabins, located on the lower deck, will offer guests natural light and wide views of their surroundings. Thoughtful touches across the guest accommodation, located on the lower deck, include a guest cabin with a bathtub, rather than shower, because the owner has young grandchildren.
Starkey’s interior is based around a ‘Bahamas beach house’ theme, with under-the-sea elements seen throughout the vessel. The floor paneling on the main deck is reminiscent of the hewn bleached planks of a beach house floor. Cream cushions with turtles furnish the top deck. In the guest accommodation the carpet features pebbles on a shoreline. Guest cabin lockers paneling incorporates sea grass marquetry, which complements the coral detailed bedspreads. Guest cabins all feature stunning shell mosaics, including native paua (abalone) shell from New Zealand, in the bathroom spaces.
The stairwell between the main and lower deck features a mural by artist Vaclav Vaca, a Czech based in Toronto.
This latest Loretta Anne is the pinnacle of years of ownership and experience. In Loretta Anne, Alloy have once again achieved what they are so known for: a custom yacht to the exact specifications of an owner, a formula which sees owners return to them time and time again.