Alpha Marine has signed a new contract for the construction of a new 47 meter Diesel Electric Superyacht named “The First”.
With the design stage to be at a progressed level, the yacht will be built in Greece and branded under the new Superyacht firm - ProMarine Yachts S.A. envisioned and commissioned by an experienced Owner in the industry.
The keel laying of the first hull is planned to begin within 2022. This new semi-custom series yacht will be benefitted by different options for the interior layout offering accommodation for a five or six cabin alternative. This project will be one of a few yachts of this size on the market to be equipped with cutting edge diesel-electric set up and Azimuth thrusters.
The exterior design has been developed by Alpha Marine and is characterized by smooth lines and meticulously carved surfaces creating a true timeless yacht with character, practicality and quality as a top priority.
“The owner had in mind what he liked and what he didn’t, but the yacht should not only satisfy the owner’s taste. She has also to satisfy the taste of a greater audience, as this yacht comes first in the owner’s new venture. A long concept realization process was followed until we reached the final design. The result is a super elegant modern-classic yacht with all the dynamism a younger audience would look for.” – Aristotelis Betsis, Yacht Designer & Naval Architect.
Alpha Marine is also responsible for the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the yacht. The yacht’s hull is slender enough to offer relatively low resistance and incredible seakeeping characteristics. At the same time, the hull offers sufficient volume in order to allow space for all the onboard amenities and facilities, yet she remains under 500GT. The yacht has been designed and will be built following and exceeding the highest standards of RINA classification society.
“We created a new hull from scratch which could accommodate the yacht’s requirements in the best possible way. But our task does not end there. The structural design has been simple enough to ease the building process and sophisticated enough to reduce the weight and increase the strength of the yacht.” – Thomas Gkouliouras, Technical Director, Naval Architect.
Emphasis has been given to the layout of the yacht, as it has been designed to offer the best experience for two main scenarios, to offer a comfortable stay for long-term living onboard and be the best choice when it comes to chartering. Therefore, independent crew circulation, sufficient storage facilities and tank capacities, adequate pantry and galley, a wide range of water toys and activities as well as comfortable guest accommodation and public areas have all been incorporated into one equation.
“This yacht has been a dream to come true for the owner for many years. It took numerous long meetings in order to be able to compile a sufficient briefing and work out solutions to conclude with a project winning result. I am happy to say that our team’s ethos, experience and talent can be represented by the final result” – Nikos Dafnias, Founder & CEO