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The Alpha 76’ Flybridge, built by Cheoy Lee Shipyards and showcasing the interior styling of Luiz de Basto alongside the naval architecture and exterior styling of Michael Peters, is the latest build to reach the shortlist for The International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2013.
The boat made her debut at the 2012 Ft. Lauderdale Show and is built upon the same Michael Peters designed hull as the Alpha 76’ Express, embellishing all of the offshore race boat pedigree that comes with it.
The interior displays a galley up configuration. Located aft in the saloon, the galley conveniently serves the aft deck and interior dining areas, as well as the flybridge.
Below decks, there are three double guest staterooms with ensuites, a day head and laundry room. Outside living areas feature a dining area and sun pad forward.
There is also a seating area ahead of the aft deck sun pad and large hot tub. Twin stairs lead to the vast swim platform, the deck of which opens up to create a launching ramp for a jet powered tender concealed beneath the hot tub.
The upper helm station exhibits a two person helm seat and sofa seating aft. A stylish hard top covers the flybridge, although sunbathers are again catered for on the long sun deck aft.
The new Flybridge model comes with the same high level of refinement, avant-garde appeal, elegance and technological advances as the Express model. Luiz de Basto Designs, a previous winner at the IY&A Awards 2011, again created the practical yet high-class interior décor.
Powered by optional twin Caterpillar C32 diesels developing 1900hp and driving through V-drive gearboxes, the yacht has a loaded speed of 37 knots.