Alloy 131' "Ad Lib" Ad Lib is a tri-deck 40m (131ft) motoryacht, designed by Dubois Naval Architects for Gary Lane, chairman of Alloy Yachts. She is the seventh motoryacht built by Alloy Yachts and the second Dubois-designed motoryacht for Gary Lane, following S.Q.N. which was launched in February 2003. Ad Lib is built to Lloyds classification and complies with The Large Yacht Code. She is flagged in the Cayman Islands. Ad Lib’s lines reveal a modern, elegant motoryacht, with a low profile and an extremely high standard of finish. Stylish detailing includes the polished stainless steel louvres that wrap around the side coamings on the main deck, concealed anchors, a composite hardtop bimini on the flybridge with an elegant wing-type antenna tower, and custom stainless steel deck hardware. The hull is painted in dark blue, with the superstructure in metallic silver, with charcoal accents along the window lines of the maindeck. There are three principal access points. With the vessel moored stern-to on a dock, access is either across the stern swim platform, which has two curving staircases up to the main aft-deck, or across a three-section telescopic passarelle, custom-built by the yard. The passarelle retracts into the stern lazarette. There is also a 10-step Marquipt set of sea stairs that attach to the port-side. A door set into the transom provides access to a large lazarette, where the main tender, a 5.4m rigid inflatable Novurania with 160hp diesel sterndrive, is stowed along with a laser sailing dinghy, kayaks and assorted leisure equipment. The tender is launched and retrieved by an overhead gantry crane through a watertight side door opening on the port side. Main access to the engine room is through the lazarette. The vessel is powered by twin 1,450hp Caterpillar diesel engines with a cruise speed of 13 knots and a maximum speed of 16.5 knots. A 3.4m Avon rigid infl atable crew tender stows on the foredeck and is launched and retrieved with a deckmounted crane. A Sea-Doo is also stowed forward and launched with the same crane. A large forward lazarette under the foredeck contains a workshop, stowage with dive equipment and compressor. Two Pool high holding 160kg polished stainless steel anchors stow inside tunnels set into the bow. As the anchors are hauled up by Maxwell electric windlasses, they self-align and then disappear from view into the tunnels.