Kilij promises the shortest construction time possible, considering its mammoth dimensions and state-of-the-art complexities. This four-decker is an enormous 180-footer (54.85 meters) that would typically take much longer to build. However, it reaps all the benefits of being the sistership of a proven design that is currently in operation and that has won numerous awards.
In other words, Kilij is a safe bet and one that's worth €26.9 million (just under $30 million). It comes from Alia Yachts, a modern Turkey-based superyacht builder with a solid reputation and lightning-fast ascension.
At the same time, Kilij boasts a narrow beam and a draft of just 2.1 meters (6.8 feet). This allows the massive pleasure craft to make its way smoothly through places like the Bahamas, which are only suitable for shallow cruising. Right from the start, Kilij presents itself as a massive, spacious yacht that stays manageable in terms of classification and operational costs and that can reach places that other superyachts can't.
Plus, Kilij does magic in terms of onboard spaciousness. State-of-the-art design allows it to offer more than 40 percent exterior space compared to similar yachts under the 500 GT mark. Last but not least, it combines a steel displacement hull with an aluminum superstructure for guaranteed durability and optimal stability while cruising and at anchor.
The owner wanted a large and comfortable pleasure craft for the whole family. It was the ultra-luxurious and refined version of an enjoyable family yacht. Another impressive detail was that the bespoke vessel was built in a record time of just two years, which included the dreaded beginning of the global pandemic.
Even with this huge obstacle ahead, the Turkish shipyard delivered the ambitious build in time. More specifically, Al Waab was ready in just 25 months – a record time for any yacht this size, particularly for a custom one.
Due to this placement, the master suite was connected to an adjacent 13-foot (3.9-meter) swimming pool. Another stand-out feature was the oversized swim platform that was fully enclosed. It was much bigger than what you'd find on a yacht this size and was connected to an impressive, fully-equipped gym inside the beach club. As for the sundeck, it was also remarkably spacious, and it even came with a fancy, completely equipped outdoor galley.
As a sistership to Al Waabi, Kilij will boast the same stunning features. The beach club and the gym lead onto the oversized, fixed swim platform – a wonderful spot for connecting to the outdoors. The numerous outdoor lounges and dining areas are part of a contemporary layout that focuses on the indoor/outdoor flow. According to Gokhan Celik, president of Alia Yachts, this is what most customers want from their bespoke yachts.
With a state-of-the-art Vripack design and the DNA of an Alia Yachts build, this glamorous pleasure craft won't probably need to wait long. Next year, it could become one of the most luxurious bespoke yachts under construction and gearing up to shine in 2025.