Jeff Brown DJI 0024Turkish yacht builder Alia Yachts has introduced a fully custom 41.30 metre superyacht Rüya, meaning ‘Dream’ in Turkish.

Design awards winning M/Y Rüya is a high volume tri-deck motor yacht built in composite to Lloyd Register with a Gross Tonnage of 499 GT.

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

Exterior Style

Designer Sam Sorgiovanni created a stylish and well-proportioned exterior with a 93 square metre sundeck, a space often found only on 50 metre plus vessels, with a 10 person Jacuzzi, full bar and large family dining area rounding off the pleasantries found on the top-most deck.

Bridge deck aft offers guests the perfect location for formal sunset dining experiences and a relaxed forward area can be found on the foredeck where guests can escape and enjoy the panoramic views.

Rüya shows off a high freeboard and wide beam that is just shy of nine metres. The full use of GRP in the construction of the vessel means Sorgiovanni’s curved shapes could be executed at the hands of Alia’s skilled craftsmen.

This Alia Yacht superyacht offers a beach deck where guests can unwind or embark on an underwater adventure via a large hydraulically operated submergible staircase, which also doubles as the quay-side passarelle when moored stern-to.


Sorgiovanni interiors brief was to create a timeless design that was both practical and functional. It called for tremendous interior spaces 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.

Alia used bamboo tiles for the ceiling and strips of plain ebony with inset pale rugs for the floor. 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 further guest cabins can be found downstairs 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.