Swiftsure Yachts presents Allures Yachting
Swiftsure Yachts is pleased to introduce Allures Yachting to the North American market. The Allures line of shallow draft aluminum blue water cruisers is a natural complement to Swiftsure’s focus on high quality yachts. Allures has made their mark in the European market building innovative cruising yachts with aluminum hulls, composite decks and a centerboard/twin rudder arrangement for shallow draft capability. Cruising sailors have long regarded unpainted aluminum as the ultimate construction material for serious cruising vessels for its strength and low maintenance characteristics. In incorporating a composite superstructure, Allures pairs the desirable qualities of the aluminum hull with the advantages of a lighter weight, better insulated and easier to maintain deck that can be built to any shape without manufacturing constraints.
“I am extremely impressed with the Allures product” says Swiftsure parter Ryan Helling who visited the Allures Yachting facility in Cherbourg, France in January. “The entire operation is top-notch. The quality of the aluminum hulls is phenomenal and they are very well configured for long term cruising. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the operation is the level of detail the yard goes to in preparing for the build – each boat is completely drawn in 3d, complete with options. This is a valuable resource for the build team and the owners who are provided with detailed schematics. I believe Allures has some fresh ideas and is committed to doing it right.”
The Allures range currently includes three models, the 45, 51 and new 39.9. Eight hulls are already on order for the 39.9. Contact Swiftsure Yachts for further information and pricing and look for an Allures 45 to be displayed at the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis in October. For more information, visit www.allures.fr/.