Heesen is to launch a 50 metre steel displacement superyacht named Project Aura this summer.
The sub-500GT superyacht, also known as YN19650, features an automotive-inspired design penned by Clifford Denn paired with a “Scandinavian chic interior” designed by Reymond Langton.
Due for delivery this October, the yacht is described as a true bluewater motor yacht ideal for extended cruising” by the yard.
Key features include a bulbous bow and steel displacement hull designed by Heesen’s in-house naval architects.
Elsewhere, the yacht features a Jacuzzi, al fresco dining and beach club aft with fold-out swim platforms. The toys and tenders meanwhile are stored on the foredeck.
“Clean lines and surfaces” are found throughout the interior, which is decorated in colours such as sea green and deep blue. However, an incoming owner will still have plenty of opportunity for customisation and bespoke features.
Accommodation is for a total of 10 guests in five staterooms, including an owner’s suite forward of the main deck.
Power will come from two MTU 8V4000 M63 engines for a top speed of 15 knots and a range of 3,800 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots.
Speaking about the new project, Heesen chief commercial officer, Mark Cavendish, said: “If time is of the essence – and when is it not? – this fabulous new-build represents a unique opportunity to acquire a fine 50-metre yacht with an impeccable Dutch pedigree, in time for the Caribbean winter season.”