Published: Friday, 03 May 2013
Mike Fulton

Designed by Dubois Naval Architects, the 43.9-metre luxury sloop Encore was launched at Alloy Yachts' New Zealand shipyard . AY45 sailing yacht Encore is due to be delivered in late June to her experienced owner who is a repeat Alloy Yachts’ customer. The vessel's interior features designs by Alloy Yachts Interior Design in collaboration with the owners.

Alloy Yachts Launch Ay45 Sy Encore

Accommodation aboard this spectacular vessel is provided in four beautifully appointed cabins, including the owner’s suite, two VIP double cabins and one twin cabin. The owner suite features a study and a full-beam bathroom.

Encore’s range under motor is 4,000 nautical miles. Her top speed is 18 knots and she cruises at 12 knots. She is powered by a Caterpillar C18 ACERT “D” rated 873hp@ 2200 RPM engine.

Her water line length is 37.3 metres and she sports a 9.37-metre beam and 4.3-metre draft. She displaces 265 tonnes. Sails are provided by Doyle and she has an upwind sail area of 1,011 square metres and 1,902 downwind. Mast and boom are by Southern Spars and the furlers by Reckmann. The rigging is Southern Spars EC6+.