Photography by © Jean-Marie Liot
Among its line-up at the 2022 Boot Dusseldorf, the French brand Allures Yachting will present its flagship, the innovative Allures 51.9.
Allures Yachting builds an impressive range of all Aluminium Blue Water Cruising yachts with centreboard lifting keels, perfect ocean cruisers more than capable of sailing anywhere in the world in style, comfort, safe in the knowledge that an Allures hull is built in solid Aluminium with crafted GRP decks.
The presentation of the new Allures 51.9 at the Grand Pavois of La Rochelle made a big impression, with an influx of visitors coming to discover this aluminium shaped monohull centreboarder, which was one of the most popular models at the event.
An overview of the interior design of this unit, which confirms its status as a new benchmark in the 50 to 55 foot-monohull segment, specially designed for ocean and blue water cruising.
The Allures 51.9 is an exceptional sailing boat, offering a pure experience at sea and at anchor. This new model jostles the universe of the range Allures Yachting while retaining its DNA: comfort, performance, safety and manoeuvrability in a reduced crew.
New flagship of the range, the 51.9 innovates with its full-beam aft owner’s cabin for unmatched comfort. This new model disrupts the codes of the yard also outside with its large cockpit of 6 meters long with sunbath and swim platform for exclusive comfort and a navigation space that can be protected by a hard top to navigate in any security.
This third generation sailboat, following on her big brothers, the Allures 51 and Allures 52, incorporates 15 years of study by the shipyard and feedback from the owners. She combines comfort, performance, safety and manoeuvrability for a short-handed crew.
According to designers, “The Allures 51.9 is part of the very selective category of prestigious sailing yachts. An ambitious and innovative project that was made possible thanks to the combination of the know-how of our craftsmen, talented designers and of course experienced sailors who share with us their valuable feedback.”
With the Allures 51.9, designers were given the task of bringing Allures Yachting into the prestigious world of the ocean cruising yacht. If all the functions usually required are found on such a boat in general, and more particularly on an Allures of course, then an increase in length makes it possible to even offer more; More performance at sea thanks to an increased waterline length, more comfort thanks to a large cockpit and easy access to the side-decks, a large sunbathing area and a retractable bathing platform, more protection with an optional rigid bimini to secure the watchkeeper in all condition, and more attention to ergonomics with station grouping all the devices necessary for sailing with a reduced crew, in particular thanks to the positioning of the winches near the helmsman.
On board the Allures 51.9, the seamanlike nature and the practicality of the fittings compete with the purity of the lines and elegance of contemporary design furniture from the pen of designer Isabelle Racoupeau.
Ergonomics of the different functions, fluidity of movement, and multiple living areas offer a place for everyone, and for every moment: Large full-width owner’s cabin aft; spacious, comfortable and welcoming saloon communicating directly with the chart table; friendly U-shaped galley open to the saloon, designed for cooking while under way; engine room dedicated to technical and engine access; and a saloon modulating ‘lounge’ with a wide bench and a chart table meridian.
“The very high quality of workmanship is enhanced by the extremely generous entry of external light during the day. At night, the lighting is warm to transform your Allures into a protective cocoon.”