Last month, Allures Yachting’s new 51.9 took to the water for the first time. Sailing off of Cherbourg, France in a fresh breeze, she sailed well on all points and came into her own with the furling Code Zero flown off the bowsprit.
The 51.9 is the culmination of 15 years of development that began with the Allures 51 and then 52. Combing feedback from owners with the boatbuilder’s own research and refinement, this new yacht is truly worthy of the flagship status she now holds.
Crafted in aluminum with a GRP deck and house, sailing performance is aided with an increased waterline length, generous sail plan and retractable centerboard. The mainsheet is placed on top of the hard dodger to keep the boom overhead and winches are placed near the helms with short-handed sailing in mind. The large cockpit provides easy access to wide side decks, and is also functionally designed as another living space. A large lounge area and retractable bathing platform on the sugar scoop transom are new features for Allures yachts.
Here’s a collection of images from photographer Jérôme Houyvet: