Project Akoya: Heesen launched the first yacht in the award-winning 50m class to sport a “shark-gray” hull

50m semi-displacement Project Akoya by Heesen Yachts and Omega Architects.

Heesen Yachts HY17650

Heesen Yachts, one of the a world leaders in the design, engineering and construction of high-performance motor yachts, announced the launch of YN 17650/Project Akoya, a 50m semi-displacement yacht.

YN 17650 is the fifth in the award-winning 50m class with streamlined exterior styling by Omega Architects. The ‘shark grey’ hull colour adds grace to the elegant exterior lines.

“We love the look of Project Akoya and believe this color adds a touch of grace to the elegant exterior lines designed by Omega Architects,” said the shipyard.

Four clearly defined deck areas provide space for every occasion: a foredeck for secluded relaxation, a vast 70-sqm sundeck, shaded dining on the upper deck aft terrace, and a multifunctional main deck aft.

Heesen Yachts HY17650

Space has been optimised throughout and YN 17650 has the highest possible internal volume under the 500GT threshold. 12 guests are accommodated in 6 staterooms. The master suite is located on the main deck, while the remaining guest cabins are on the lower deck and include a full-beam VIP, two twins (that can transform into doubles) and two doubles, all with ensuite bathrooms.

YN 17650 yacht will undergo intensive sea trials in the North Sea where she is expected to reach a top speed of 23 knots. She will be delivered to her owner in June 2016.

Heesen Yachts Galactica SuperNova 2016-yacht

On 24th March, Heesen Yachts shared the first profile photo of the largest yacht in its fleet to date: ‪‎Galactica Super Nova‬ 70m Fast Displacement. Her beautiful exterior lines are designed by ‪Espen Oeino‬ and the interiors by ‪‎Sinot‬.

Galactica Super Nova left her shed and broke the silence with her roaring voice of the MTU twin engines 20V for the first time. She is expected to split the ocean at 30 knots plus.

Founded by Frans Heesen in 1978 in Oss, Heesen Yachts was the first Dutch shipyard to employ aluminium for the yacht hulls. In 38 years Heesen Yachts have delivered over 170 yachts. The current fleet includes aluminium, steel, displacement, semi-displacement and the new fast displacement hull form.

Heesen Yachts Galactica SuperNova 2016 Heesen Yachts from above