|ALPHA Squalo 97 Specifications|
|Length:||29.56m / feet|
|Beam:||7.61 / 24.97 feet|
|Max Draft:||1.9 / 6.23 feet|
|Cruising Speed:||14 knots|
|Max Speed:||15 knots|
|Engines:||2 x MAN V8 1000hp|
ALPHA SQUALO 97 Yacht for Sale
September 2023 delivery in Europe
Alpha Custom Yachts has lifted the lid on its SQUALO design, a 29.6 meter semi-custom model that takes its name from the Italian word for ‘shark’.
With a wide beam of 7.6 metres and a draft of just under two metres, SQUALO is designed with the modern yacht owner in mind. Two units are currently in production, with delivery slated for 2023 and 2024.
The model’s interior and exterior styling comes from Italian design studio Roberto Curtó, and its bold profile is characterised by muscular lines and a strong silhouette with a vertical bow and a high pilothouse.
SQUALO also offers scope for customisation, with at least three different flybridge and main deck configurations to suit the needs of all owners.
The aft deck is the key focal point of the design, with a plunge pool sitting above a toy garage. It’s adjoined by an open deck area with seating and shaded dining.
There is an alternative lounge area on the deck above, where the pilothouse is connected to a generous open area that provides over 990 square metres of living space.
Accommodation can be provided for between eight to ten guests depending on the configuration chosen by the buyer. A master cabin sits on the main deck forward and there are two cabin configurations on offer on the lower deck.
The design has recently been shortlisted for two awards at the design et al awards in the Concept Under 40 Metres and the Interior Design - Yacht Concept award.
It is intended that the Yacht be used as a pleasure vessel for comfortable cruising in moderate seas and all systems, equipment and outfitting shall, in all respects, be designed and constructed and be suitable for such service. Tropical areas will be reference for climatic conditions.
The hull is built on a multi part mould and has transversal and longitudinal framing in accordance with the approved plans. Vinylester resin is used for the first layers of lamination and the infused lamination method is generally used.
Superstructure and Deck
The superstructure is moulded in a similar fashion to the hull.
Doors and Glazing
Windows in the superstructure and hull are of laminated hardened glass, heavy enough not to require storm shutters.
All the exterior decks are covered in teak planks of 8mm finished thickness. Caulking is black or as an Option, light grey colour. The planks are 50mm wide with 5mm wide caulking seams.
Steps and stairs are covered in teak in a similar manner to the decks.
Maneuvering Helm Station
There is a small steering/maneuvering station set to port aft, this has a set of basic instruments and controls such as to allow pilotage of the vessel into mooring places.
At port, will be a bar area with long counter top and layout according to the designs. The bar will have the following appliances below the counter top: single sink with hot and cold water, ice box, fridge, storage cabinets and a grill. (The appliances are part of the domestic appliance allowance).
By MAN Germany, there are 3 options. Option A is fitted as standard.
A) MAN rated at 735 bkW (1000 mhp) @ 2300rpm, vee 8 cylinder 4 stroke Dieselengine of 16.2 litre in displacement, turbocharged and after cooled, with common rail fuel system, counterclockwise rotation, 24volt electrical starting, 24volt 120amp alternator, certified EPA Tier 3, IMO II, EU RCD.
B) MAN rated at 882 bkW (1200 mhp) @ 2300rpm, vee 8 cylinder 4 stroke Dieselengine of 16.2 litre displacement, turbocharged and after cooled, with common rail fuel system, counterclockwise rotation, 24volt electrical starting, 24volt 120amp alternator, certified EPA Tier 3, IMO II, EU RCD.
C) MAN rated at 956 bkW (1300 mhp) @ 2300rpm, vee 8 cylinder 4 stroke Dieselengine of 16.2 litre displacement, turbocharged and after cooled, with common rail fuel system, counterclockwise rotation, 24volt electrical starting, 24volt 120amp alternator, certified EPA Tier 3, IMO II, EU RCD.
Reverse Reductions Gearboxes
Reverse, reduction gear boxes are coupled to the main engine via a torsional coupling. Reduction ratio is approximately 1:3.0.
The engines are resiliently mounted to reduce noise and vibration.
The pilothouse has a MAN engine information display showing engine data including RPM, % Load, Fuel Consumption, Oil Pressure, Coolant Temperature and other relevant data for both engines. MAN engine control panels for the engine room are available as an option.
The system is designed to meet Class and ABYC regulations and norms.
Source of Power
Principal sources of power are 208v 60 hertz three phase with neutral from generators or shore power and 24volt direct current from the service and start batteries. Domestic outlets are 120v 60 hertz. Domestic appliances and as much equipment as possible will be three phase or 208volt and also be 50 or 60 hertz.
Generators are 208v 60 hertz three phase, of about 40kW made by Kohler and supplied in manufacturers sound shields and mounted on manufacturers anti vibration mounts.
Shore power is 208v 60hertz 3phase rated up to 100 amps and comes aboard through a 20 meter length of flexible cable; there is a shore power isolation transformer. As an Option, the standard 3phase 208 volt isolation transformer may be replaced with a shore power frequency converter. The frequency converter would also provide seamless transfer from and to shore power. As an Option, a cable master or similar reel system may be provided.
Remote controlled search light is provided.
Alarm and Monitoring system AMS
Monitoring system is a touch panel of 13 inches in the pilothouse with a repeater in the crew mess and among other abilities, it will show all tank levels, all alarms including fire alarms. Some items may be on separate mimic panels.
Fire Detection and Alarm
A zone addressable fire alarm system with smoke alarms for the complete accommodation and smoke and heat alarms for engine room and galley is arranged with the main panel in the main control station and alarms at the Alarm Monitoring system as repeater.
Power Management System
Electrical power is controlled by a simple PMS allowing the monitoring to be used to switch from generator to generator, open or close the bus bars and bring shore power on line. It also triggers alarms on the monitoring when any one of the power supplies reaches about 90% of its maximum power. It takes any power provider off line when it goes into overload.
Navigation and Communication Instruments
This is subject to an allowance and can be varied as desired within that. The following list is to be considered standard supply but is to be finalised and defined with the end client at least 9 months before delivery, updating to latest specifications and models as available.
- Radar One Furuno Open Array 6kW 64 nm range with 6 foot antenna and multifunction display with ARPA
- GPS One Furuno
- VHF in Pilothouse One Furuno
- Autopilot One Furuno
- Multi Data One Furuno
- Fluxgate One Furuno
- Monitor 15inch Two Furuno
- Echo Sounder One Furuno showing also water temperature
- Wind Speed and Weather Data One solid state masthead sensor for wind speed, direction and air temperature, with display in the pilothouse.
- AIS One Furuno AIS transponder with interface to the other instruments.
- Keyboard for Radar and Plotter One Furuno radar/plotter keyboard compatible with other equipment and of latest generation (or equivalent).
- Transducers one for echo sounder, with sea water temperature and one for through the water speed. Both fitted below the hull in proper fairing pieces.
- The vessel will be fitted with two multi purpose transducers, as above, below the guest cabin area, one to port one to starboard of the keel.
- Magnetic Compass one Ritchie (or similar) magnetic compass will be installed one in the overhead of the pilothouse above the conning position. It will have a light for night operations and will be corrected and adjusted prior to delivery of the yacht. It will be provided with a certificate and a Compass correction card signed off by an authorised compass adjuster.
- The system will have a GSM receiver connected to one input line and provision for a sat com line.
- EPIRB Float free
Closed circuit television system is installed with one camera in the engine room and one on the aft deck looking toward the swim step transformer. The picture(s) are displayed on the monitoring system in the pilothouse and the crew mess. There is an Option to accommodate up to three more CCTV cameras.
The vessel will be equipped with a WiFi system with access points in each area so all decks, cabins and areas are fully covered. There will be a 5G router installed with an external antenna, the provision of the necessary SIM card will be Owners Supply. Standard equipment will include:
- KERIO Router NG500
- Rogue Wave Wi-Fi Short to Ship Unifi VAP-AC-PRO
- Peplink GSM LINK
- Unifi Access Points
- Unifi Tough Switch
- Netgear 24 port Gigabit Switch
- APC1500 Backup Battery
This is subject to an allowance and can be varied as desired within that..The following list is to be considered standard supply but is to be finalised and defined with the end client at least 9 months before delivery, updating to latest specifications and models as available.
- JL Audio Speakers 8” 1 zone (1 pair forward, 1 pair ceiling, 1 pair aft)
- JL Audio M800 Amplifier (1 zone)
- SONOS Connection
- 1 Sonos
- JL Audio Speakers 8” SONOS Connect AMP
- Samsung 85” 4K Smart TV ALED V7 Mounting Bracket
- Mac Pro (Video Server)
- KEF in ceiling 6.5 Speakers (Pair)
- Apple TV 32GB 4K
- SONOS Connect AMP
- JAMO 6” Cube Subwoofer
Al Fresco Dining Area & Aft Sunbathing
- JL Audio Speakers 8” (2 pair Al Fresco Ceiling / 1 pair aft) SONOS Connect
- JL Audio M800 Amplifier
- 1 Sonos
- Samsung 32” (or larger if possible within the final design) 4K Smart TV QLEDV7
- SONOS Connect AMP
- KEF in ceiling 6.5 speakers (pair) Apple TV 32GB 4K
- Guest Cabins: Samsung smart TV
- Crew Mess: Samsung smart TV
Approved seawater inlets, water filters and piping are provided as recommended by the engine manufacturer. Seawater connections are arranged for the following users/consumers through a crossover pipe:
- Main Engine (2)
- Diesel Generators (2)
- Fire & Bilge Water System
- Air Condition Unit
- Water-maker (if fitted)
- Sewage Treatment Plant (if fitted)
Isolating valves are fitted on both sides of each strainer to enable cleaning without water being drained. Piping and flanges are CuNiFe or homologated hose with double clamps.
There are three storage tanks and one day tank. The fuel system has a common breather line and Class approved overflow tank. Fuel is supplied to the main engines and generators through Racor type filters. Each tank is fitted with a level and alarms that are shown on the monitoring system. The monitoring system allows the read out to be changed between US Gallons and Liters.
Bronze bilge pump to exceed Class requirements with a cross over between the fire and bilge pump so either pump can be used for either service. Each watertight compartment or bilge area is fitted with a local submersible bilge pump with automatic activation from a float switch.
Fire Fighting Seawater System
The Main fire pump is a bronze self priming pump driven by a 60hertz, three phase motor, as per Class rules.
Engine Room Fixed Fire System
The Engine Room compartment is protected by an approved fixed FM200 fire extinguishing system with automatic and/or manual remote discharge control.
The interior it fitted out and finished to a standard comparable to the best Italian production yachts of this size; Sanlorenzo, Ferretti, Monte Carlo, etc.
The lower and main deck have a floating floor system and the principal bulkheads between guest cabins are floating. Cabin doors close to a frame with a rubber gasket, so they soft shut. Door hinges are of a superior type with three axis adjustment, hidden movement and cover plates. All doors are fitted with ‘bump’ stops or locks recessed into the door header.
All drawers slide with soft closing and stops to prevent them opening too far. They have a ‘catch’ system to hold them positively closed when at sea.
Where necessary for strength, marble and stone is of the lightweight type and mounted on aluminum honeycomb backing.
The Guest area is laid out and finished in accordance with the plans. There is fitted stowage for glasses and plates as supplied by the Owner. Cabin spot lights are LED and dimmable. Bathrooms have courtesy night lights. Cabins have courtesy night lights. Beds have a reading light for each occupant. Double beds are arranged to have a section that can be easily lifted to access the area below for storage. Mattresses are provided with ventilation below them. Mattresses are of good household quality, made to size if necessary, and from high quality natural materials.
Blinds, where used, are provided with guides to stop them slapping or moving when underway and their operating pull cords are installed so they do not move or slap either.
Drawers and Cupboards have soft closing and a system to prevent them opening when underway in rough seas. Hanging lockers and wardrobes are provided with door activated courtesy lights.
Carpets, where used, are first quality wool or other approved fire rated material to an allowance. They are laid on approved fire resistant underlay.
Owners cabin and Captains cabin are fitted with a hotel type safety box. Shower cubicles are made from resin coated marine plywood, and the floor, before any luxury finishes are applied, have the sides laminated with glass fibre and resin for a height of one meter.
Each bathroom has a duct to a permanently running extractor fan; the inlet for this duct is in the showers.
A full suite of bathroom accessories is provided according to the designs. All taps faucets and guest cabin bathroom fittings are of a quality similar to Grohe, Frattini.
Main deck saloon has loose furniture divans, seating, and cabinets as drawn. On the forward bulkhead to starboard is a 77 inch TV. Aft is a bar area with a sink, wine cooler and fridge.
Crew area is well finished to a good quality, the walls and deck heads in good quality laminate.
A washing machine with tumble drier stacked unit is fitted.
The Galley is laid out and equipped to serve top quality food for the crew and guests aboard. The galley is served by a high capacity fan coil and a balancing air duct from outside with its outlet near the extractor hood.
This is subject to an allowance and can be varied as desired within that. Domestic appliances are of a good quality and made by a well known international brand with service and support available in the USA, (Miele, Electrolux, Whirlpool or similar). This is subject to an allowance and can be varied as desired within that.
The following domestic appliances are fitted:
- Induction type ceramic cook top of four burners
- Extraction hood, over cook top taking air direct outside
- Removable fiddle rail around hob, to hold pans firmly when underway
- Small simple microwave
- Oven, standard European size with fan recirculation
- Two domestic refrigerators 170 litres (6 cu ft) each with a freezer of about 50 litres (2 cu ft) (or similar)
- Single twin door unit with 350 litres (13 cu ft) fridge and freezer about 175 litres (6.32 cu ft) (or similar)
- Double sink with pull out type faucet
- Suitable double waste disposal bins, Brabantia or equivalent.
Insulation & Noise Levels
The excellent acoustic comfort level of the Yacht is in part achieved with effective acoustic insulation in the vicinity of permanently or intermittently operating machinery such as engines, diesel generators, hydraulic power packs, toilet pumps, other pumps, fan coils, ventilation fans etc. All such machinery is resiliently mounted so as to minimise the transmission of noise into the Yacht’s structure.
Noise levels in the accommodation areas will comply with those indicated in the insulation plan and will be better or equivalent to motor yachts of similar size and performance.
Engine Room Insulation
The Engine room has an acoustic and thermal insulation package applied, to protect against fire and also to provide a high degree of sound insulation. The insulation plan for the forward engine room bulkhead includes an air gap in a double bulkhead configuration with insulation on both sides of the bulkhead.
Hull Below Water
The hull below the water line is painted with a full cycle of protective paints and undercoats before two coats of antifouling are applied.
Hull Above Water
The hull above water is finished in white gel coat as standard. Boot Topping Line will be high gloss painted onto the hull as shown in the drawings. The colour of this line to be owners choice. As an Option, the hull above the water line can be painted.
Is finished in white gel coat as standard, with the areas shown as black paint painted to super yacht standard in a dark paint.
Bilges Fore Peak and Technical Spaces
Bilges and technical spaces are flow coated in white gel coat.
All safety equipment required by RINA or Flag administration for pleasure use of a private yacht is supplied, installed and stowed as appropriate.
Cushions, Covers and Screens
This is subject to an allowance and can be varied as desired within that. Cushions with Sunbrella covers are provided for main deck, forward deck, flybridge seating and sunbathing areas. As an Option covers can be supplied and arranged for all the fixed seating and other exterior furniture. As an Option, Wheelhouse windows can be provided with a mesh type material cover to shade from the sun.
The yacht name and port of registry is from special adhesive material (3M or similar) and applied to the transom as required by flag. The type face will be selected by the Owner.
As an Option, the name may be cut from mirror polished stainless steel and permanently attached to the transom. Also as an Option, the name can be made in a back lit design to the owners requirements.