The custom pilot cutter Aline
Aline is 62-foot Pilot Cutter built in Holland and launched in 2016. She was designed by DNA as an alternative to a 68-foot Classic Sloop, featuring a longer waterline for better performance and a shorter mast for easier sail handling with a reduced crew.
The combination of a modern square-head main and removable cutter stay with heavy-weather sails and easy-to-handle Code 0 make her a fast cruiser. Her deep 3.90m lifting keel provides a comfortable upwind ride, while also making most anchorages accessible. With all-electric 3-speed winches and a V-boom, the sail plan can be comfortably handled by a two-man crew. She carries 2,500 litres of water ballast governed by a PLC, and all the electrically operated valves can be controlled by multi-functional touch screens, together with the navigation and communication systems. The engine room housing the six-cylinder Styer diesel, 13kW generator and water maker is located aft of the galley.
Designed with long-range cruising in high latitudes mind, the hull is ice-reinforced and the yacht has huge fuel and water tanks for increased autonomy. Special attention was given to the insulation and anti-condensation treatments The deck layout is relatively clean and provides room for stowing a RIB for easy and rapid launching. The fully air-conditioned interior is finished to superyacht standards in beautiful dark mahogany joinery and warm white ceiling panels.