Heesen Yacht’s first vessel in the 50m Steel Class, Project Maia (YN 18350), is sold and will be delivered to her new owners after intensive sea trials in the North Sea in June 2018. Her owner is an American yachtsman, who spent over a year shopping for his new ship.
Project Maia’s traditional displacement steel hull below 500GT, was engineered by Heesen’s in-house team of experts. Powered by twin MTU 8V4000 M63 she will reach a top speed of 15 knots and will have a range of 3,800 nautical miles at the cruising speed of 12 knots.
The yacht was designed in collaboration with Clifford Denn. Her curvy flowing forms and sharp knuckle lines are reminiscent of iconic car style and some elements, like the ‘Fisker whiskers’ grille of the aft fashion plates and the navigation lights, were directly borrowed from classic car designs. The ‘military style’ wheelhouse adds to her powerful look, whilst a large roof overhang offers the captain protection from the elements.
The Reymond Langton-designed interiors are warm with light-bleached oak contrasting with stained walnut, pale taupe leather and fabrics. Ten guests will be accommodated in five suites, with the owner’s stateroom set forward on the main deck.[justified_image_grid preset=18 ids=124884,124885,124886,124887 caption=off]
The owner and his team are working with the designers and the shipyard engineers to customize Project Maia to match their taste and lifestyle, creating a yacht that will take them around the world in comfort and style. Project Maia will boast a unique light misty gray colour scheme, which will make heads turn wherever she may cruise.
Project Maia is the sixth yacht sold in the past 12 months and the fourth through Heesen’s Fort Lauderdale office. The sale of Maia brings the total tonnage sold this year to an impressive 3,476GT.
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