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Sleek, modern, and tres fast, luxury catamaran ALLURES is a unique 100-foot sailing yacht from France.
Completed from a custom mold at Compositeworks in La Ciotat, France, (near Marseilles), ALLURES was started by another company that since has ceased production. She is not exactly an orphan her owners take great pride in her, but to date, she is an only child and is indeed unique.
This stunning cat is a head-turner. ALLURES is the product of a consortium including Rivoyre Ingenierie, Michael Schutte, J. Henry Martinak, and Alexandre Fortabat, with exterior styling by associated designers. Her owner and his wife were both very involved in the build project right from its conception. Four years in gestation, all details aboard this luxury yacht were finely honed with great care and attention. While she is a fast catamaran (26-knot top end), she certainly wasn’t built in a hurry.
The owner’s wife is responsible for the clean, uncluttered interior design. The main salon is contemporary and light, accented by satin mahogany and matte-finished built-in sycamore furniture. The overall color palette is a delicious mousse au chocolat and creme brulee. Entering from the aft main deck, the main salon offers an open plan, making for clear visibility from the bow to the stern. There is a wine and espresso bar to port and two leather sofas configured in an L-shape to starboard. The formal dining area with a round table and transparent chairs designed by Philippe Starck enjoys large windows and provides another bright and comfortable seating area. Despite this incredible dining location, in fine weather, dining most often takes place on the shaded aft main deck.
There are accommodations for eight guests in four staterooms. The on-deck master suite is arranged like a duplex apartment with its head down a flight of stairs. The three guest cabins are located below decks in the pontoons, with the aft cabins having the flexibility of converting twin beds into one large bed. The atmosphere throughout this gorgeous cat is serene and peaceful. The crew of four is accommodated forward.
The yacht has numerous places to relax, including her covered aft deck, which enhances her charter appeal.
The yacht’s exterior styling was of paramount importance to the owners. They insisted on fine, sleek lines so that she would appear low and lean on the water.
Allures is the perfect vessel for a Caribbean yacht charter. With constant tradewinds in the Caribbean, her typical cruising speed averages a remarkable 14 to 17 knots. She is rigid, accelerates fast, and feels like she is flying above the water. It is easy to balance her helm, so she does not suffer from the hobby horse motion so typical of many catamarans.
Luxury sailing yacht Allures was conceived to be a high-performance vessel with the comfort of a motor yacht. In fact, when used under motor alone, she can cruise at approximately 12 knots. She is also very quiet. With her shallow draft she can get very close to shore.
In addition to her superb sailing capabilities, one of the yacht’s attributes that will appeal to charter guests is that there are numerous places to relax while on board: under cover on the aft main deck, on the flybridge in comfortable settees or aft on the expansive sun pads. For those who dare, the nets between the pontoons up forward can lull you to sleep or get you as close to the water as possible without being immersed.