Allures 45.9: performance and autonomy in complete security
As usual at Allures Yachting, the boat is built on a very beautifully shaped aluminum. Then, to enhance practicality, Allures Yachting always adds a composite deck, which has lower maintenance, a more beautiful aesthetic and even better insulation. This modern hull offers performance and seaworthy handling in all circumstances. It also affords an even brighter, wider interior thanks to its modern hull with a constant width beam to the aft of the boat.
There is an access on board and comfort at anchorage benefit from the constant width of the hull that goes to the back of the boat. There is a very wide bathing platform with a ladder that helps with climbing aboard. You’ll find a direct access to the outboard motor storage locker. There is no longer the need to lift and carry the motor. There is access directly to the storage from the platform. It is stowed directly from the annex to the locker.
The arch on the Allures 45.9 has also been moved aft compared to the older boats in the line. This makes hoisting the tender much easier. It is still possible to install solar panels on the arch, which are well outside the shadow of the mainsail. You can also add wind turbines and all the necessary equipment for navigation or communication. In terms of storage, in addition to the outboard locker, there is to starboard a gas canister storage for the range. There is another one of the same dimensions for a spare 13 kg canister to port, and yet another large storage locker accessible from the cockpit.
In a cockpit you have to do a lot of things: maneuver, move about, eat, and rest while remaining protected and safe, especially while blue water cruising. It was with this in mind that the cockpit of the Allures 45.9 was redesigned. It still has dual helms which don’t hinder movement and provide a good position facing the sails and good visibility forward, or in port during maneuvers. But there has been an evolution in relation to its predecessor, the 45. The main winches are set inboard and allow for well positioned, ergonomic maneuvers. One can winch without strain, using all of one’s bodyweight. All the maneuvering is easy even shorthanded. Of course electric winches can also be fitted for even greater ease. In the same spirit as the inboard winches, the companionway winches are set up to perform all maneuvers, including access to the reefs and the halyards.
Even though all maneuvers can be done from the cockpit. It is still interesting to take a look at the foredeck to discover the furling genoa, the staysail, but also the imposing bowsprit which serves as a tack point for a possible gennaker, code zero or asymmetric spinnaker. She accepts all types of anchors, even the heaviest, whether in rocna or spade.
The anchor locker is large and deep. It can accommodate more than 80 meters of chain and the electric windlass can weigh anchor in any weather. A sail compartment separates the bow from the finished interior, with a watertight bulkhead that provides the best in security. It is a large storage space which allows you to store sails, fenders or diving and water sport equipment.
Allures 45.9: elegance and usability for a maximum of pleasure
The interior of the Allures 45.9 is designed to be nautical, elegant, comfortable and durable. Built to accommodate the crew throughout their blue water cruise. A seafaring boat is a boat where one is well secured, where one can stand in all types of weather conditions. It is also a boat where one has easy access to the engine. The slightly elevated chart table with two seats allows two crew members to discuss navigation face to face and to prepare the route while remaining in contact with the outside.
From this large saloon table, it’s easy to keep an eye on the outside thanks to the large portholes on each side. It also converts into a daybed for more comfort.
On the other side of this very luminous interior, one accesses the kitchen by holding on to these handrails. One can securely hold on whatever direction you are facing. There is easy access to the gas stove and sink. You’ll find many accessible storage spaces and also a double drawer fridge which is standard equipment. There is enough storage space to store all the supplies necessary for a long cruise.
The top of the workbench can also be used as an extra berth. There is an access to the lazarette, with autopilot and helm systems. You’ll find space for a washing machine. There is also a space for a generator, or otherwise, access to storage. There is access through a watertight hatch to the cockpit that allows you to communicate, embark or disembark bulkier and heavier items.
Just forward the technical room, you will find the large head. It is equipped with a separate shower, toilet, large sink, and storage with direct access also to the black water tank.
The Allures 45.9 is available in two layout versions. The forward owner’s cabin is equipped with a large Island Bed, accessible from both sides. It is also available in an innovative two single berths that separate and set to each side or join together to form a double berth. In either case, there is a lot of storage underneath, including two drawers located under the bed.
In this zone, three layout versions are offered. Either a storage room, a head with an exterior sink and a separate toilet, or a larger bathroom that takes up all the space and includes a shower, a toilet and a sink. There are no less than four portholes in the owner’s cabin, two of which open for ventilation.