Spritz 102 is an innovative and appealing yacht complete with a festive cocktail name. Indeed, it’s easy to imagine having a Spritz while soaking in the plunge pool, a central feature in a tiered aft deck that goes from water level to a main deck high above the water.
Alpha worked with Italian superyacht designer Giorgio Cassetta and naval architects Laurent Giles to create a platform for family fun; elegant and crafted with care. According to Cassetta, the yacht has the feel of a Miami villa combined with great functionality.
The design puts priority on comfort with no compromise in terms of personal spaces. On the lower deck’s five cabins, you notice the size of bathrooms and the width of beds in the twin cabins – a full one-metre wide. In the VIP cabins, the beds are king size, providing plenty of room to move around. This is made possible by an exceptionally wide beam – the moulded beam is a rare 8.1 metres on a yacht of this length. Aside from the obvious implication it has on volume, the hull design (combined with light weight composite construction) has also resulted in a draft of around 1.9 metres on average, which is desirable for cruising in the owners’ favourite areas, from the Bahamas to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico.
A straight bow facilitates water entry and relatively modest power and is sufficient to bring the yacht up to a 12 to 13 knot cruising speed. The Spritz 102 is fitted with twin 1,000hp Caterpillar C12.9 (one of three engine power options available), which consume 100 litres per hour on average, yielding a range of up to 3,000 nautical miles.
Outdoor spaces are exceptional, with multiple areas where guests can stretch out in full sun or shade. But even inside guests are never disconnected from the environment. The installation of the windows ensures constant visibility of the water and sky, even from bed. The effect is particularly stunning in the full-beam owner’s cabin where the windows are oversized and less than half a metre over the water. “It gives you the feeling of being on the main deck,” says Cassetta.
Key features of the aft section of the deck include a hydraulically operated platform capable of supporting a tender, a 2,000-litre plunge pool that can be covered up with teak to serve as a dance floor, an outdoor lounge overlooking the pool and a vast and well protected dining area large enough for 12 guests. Another great lounge with plenty of seating is found on the foredeck while the 76 square metre flybridge deck boasts an incredible impression of space and panoramic views.