A preview of the new Soroya 46 yacht.
Currently under construction at Gentech Yachts’ Antalya, Turkey shipyard is the 46-metre Soroya, due to be completed in time for the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show. Hydraulics are a key component of the luxury craft, which features both a pop-up helipad and a swimming pad that unfolds to double in size. Spacious, silent and stable are the watchwords of the sleek ship, with a sturdy steel hull and zero-speed stabilizers paired with soundproofing to keep everything exceedingly tranquil onboard. A special night mode relies on battery-powered systems to ensure maximum quietude. – From James List
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.