Heesen Yachts launced My Lady Petra superyacht, the eighth in Heesen’s award-winning 47metre class. This project, which began when the contract was signed back in 2010, is very special for Heesen as the client is Frans Heesen himself, the former owner and founder of the shipyard. Mr. and Mrs. Heesen appointed Bannenberg and Rowell to design the interiors of their new luxury yacht.
The good news from Heesen Yachts does not stop here. Heesen’s 50m Satori and the 37m Aurelia have been awarded Neptune Trophies at the prestigious World Superyacht Awards which took place in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday May 5, 2012.
Aurelia, 37m semi-displacement, prevailed over five other finalists in the very competitive “Raised pilothouse – semi-displacement or planning motor yacht” category. Aurelia sports a very different exterior look with her bright orange and blue color scheme that recalls Gulf Oil racing cars. Her precious and rich interior by Bannenberg and Rowell is inspired by the automotive theme. The judges commented: “An unusual, but very worthy winner”.