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Turkish builder, Alia Yachts, presents its fully custom 135-foot (41.30-meter) superyacht, Rüya, designed inside and out by Sorgiovanni Designs.


Rüya— which means ‘Dream’ in Turkish— is a high volume tri-deck motoryacht built in composite to Lloyd Register with a Gross Tonnage of 499 GT. The owner’s “dream” was one of simplicity, calling for a functional and timeless design that would allow the family to use their yacht anywhere in the world.

We are able to offer projects in all materials: steel, aluminum and GRP,” says Gokhan Celik, president of the shipyard. “We have particularly specialized core composites in-house team . Her owner chose to capitalize on that long experience and specify GRP construction because he wanted ultimate durability.

She boasts a 1001- square- foot (93 square meter) sundeck with a 10- person Jacuzzi, full bar and large family dining area on the top-most deck. The bridge deck aft has a dining area and another relaxed lounge area can be found on the foredeck. On the lower deck is beach deck with a large hydraulically operated submergible staircase, which also doubles as the quay-side passarelle when moored stern-to.


The Sorgiovanni interior brief was to create a timeless design that was both practical and functional. It called for large volume interior space along with generous exterior decks, including a beach club and tender store. Achieving this within a constraint of 500GT, and with an exterior profile that was both voluminous and sleek, proved a considerable challenge.

The client wanted a tactile, comfortable, resort feel, reflective of the relaxed and casual lifestyle he enjoys in day-to-day life. There are bamboo tiles on the overhead and strips of plain ebony with inset pale rugs on the sole. That overhead is framed by bamboo louvres that conceal speakers and air-conditioning ducts — all hand-made. The solid-looking Tasmanian oak on both floor and ceiling is steel-brushed and then satin-varnished to reveal its natural texture. The pelmets between the ultra-slim mullions have a smooth stucco finish, while rainforest marble graces countertops and a large low-level table — the latter edged by a thick band of woven leather. There are custom furnishings throughout.


A large separate owner’s suite is located forward on the main deck. A full beam walk through en suite bathroom is placed forward of the accommodation area, with large windows on either side enhancing the spacious feeling within the suite. Four additional guest staterooms are on lower deck, making for a total of 10 guests’ accommodation on board Rüya.

Van Oossanen Naval Architects developed the engineering and below-waterline specifications of the vessel. Powered by twin Caterpillar C32 ACERT engines, Rüya is capable of a maximum speed of 14 knots with a range of 4,116 nm while cruising at 10 knots. A genuine globe-straddling ability.'


Main Specifications

Hull type - Displacement motor yacht

Exterior designer - Sorgiovanni Designs

Interior designer - Sorgiovanni Designs

Classification - LR✠100A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6 MCH, UMS

Material - Composites

Length overall - 135ft (41.29m)

Beam overall - 29ft (8.95m)

Draft - 8ft (2.40m)

Range at economical speed - 4,116 nm

Engines - 2 x CAT C32 ACERT @ 1,000 bhp each

Generators - 2 x 125 kW Kohler

Accommodation - 12 guests + 9 crew