This aluminium go-anywhere design from Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design has been created for voyaging to some of the more far-flung parts of the globe.
As with other models in the range, it has been conceived as a yacht with a reasonable price that will be safe in the toughest of conditions, while offering good performance and enjoyable to sail.
At the same time, the aim was to make a lift keel design that will float in the minimum depth of water possible, while being elegant both above and below decks, comfortable and user-friendly.
Below decks the three-cabin layout has been designed to make it easy to integrate – and maintain – the appliances you would expect at home. There’s also a significant amount of storage capacity, including the potential for a workshop area and stowage space for a diving compressor. In all cases, the final configuration of the boat is discussed with each owner and there is scope for making significant deviations from standard layouts if required.
On deck there’s a well protected cockpit with twin wheels that are adjacent to the main sail controls. The main seating area is further forward, with a large folding table that’s ideal for al fresco dining.
An aluminium arch at the transom provides a suitable mount for antennae, including a radar, solar panels and wind generators.
The Allures 52 is the yard’s new flagship and the first boat is scheduled to be launched in the summer of 2015. It will be presented to the public for the first time at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.
Length overall: 16.30m
Maximum beam: 4.70 m
Draught keel up 1.23m
Draught keel down 3.10m
Air draught: 21.6m
Mainsail area: 62sq m
Solent jib area: 61sq m
Engine: 75hp diesel
Water tankage: 750 litres
Fuel tankage: 750 litres