Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Outfitting work starts on Maia

Heesen has revealed a 50-m yacht which is being built at its Oss shipyard in the Netherlands.

Project Maia (YN 18350) is a 50-m steel hulled, full-displacement motoryacht below the 500 GT threshold with exterior design by Clifford Denn and interiors by Reymond Langton. 

She has accommodation for 10 guests in 5 staterooms, master suite on the main deck forward, four guest suites, 3 doubles and one twin on the lower deck. Crew accommodation is for 10 in 5 cabins.

Maia’s tenders are carried on the fore deck where they can be easily and quickly deployed, and allow for a luxurious beach club, complete with a bar, sauna and pulsating sound system.

Powered by two MTU 1,000 kW engines Maia will reach a top speed of 15 knots and will have a range of 3,800 nm at cruising speed of 12 knots. At 10 knots the fuel consumption will be 95 L/h and at maximum speed (15 knots) it will be 390 L/h.

Maia’s naval architecture and engineering is done by Heesen’s in-house talented and uber-experienced team. 

Clifford Denn created this gorgeous, flowing, simple yet complex exterior design which sets Maia apart from all competitors.

Maia’s profile embodies Heesen’s DNA yet also includes original design elements that give her a unique and distinctive look. 

Car enthusiasts will easily recognise how Maia’s exterior lines are inspired by contemporary and classic car design. The grilles on the main deck aft fashion plates, for example, are only one of the many design details that lend “contemporary” appeal. 

Heesen’s traditional pelican bow, with its reversed sheer line, is perfectly integrated into the curvaceous shapes introduced by Clifford Denn for a timeless yet sporty look: Clifford has made us proud by creating something refreshingly new while respecting and interpreting the Heesen family feeling.

Outdoor spaces are carefully thought to maximise the balance between the yacht’s interior volumes and exterior spaces. The result is 250 sq m of deck space arranged over three levels. 

The sun deck offers than 68 sq m of space and an overall length of 16 m for guests to enjoy and relax. 

Heesen has appointed Reymond Langton Design, with whom it successfully created the award winning interior of Ann G, to design Maia’s interiors. 

They have created a beautiful, classic and homely design that works both as a comfortable and elegant private yacht but, can also accommodate charter guests if so desired. 

Maia just entered the outfitting period at Heesen’s shipyard in Oss, and will be available for delivery in 2018 after intensive sea trials in the North Sea.


Hull type: Twin propeller, round bilge, displacement
Naval architect: Heesen Yachts
Exterior design: Clifford Denn Design
Interior design: Reymond Langton Design
Classification: Lloyd’s + 100A1 SSC YACHT [+] LMC Large Commercial Yacht Code LY3
Hull: Steel
Superstructure: Aluminium
Accommodation: Crew, 10, Guests, 10.
Cabins: Full-beam Owner’s stateroom, three double and one twin guest suites
Maximum speed (half load): 15 knots
Range at 12 knots: 3,800Nm
Fuel capacity: 60,000 litres / 15,850 US Gallons
Fresh water: 20,000 litres / 5,300 US Gallons
Main engines: 2 x MTU 8V 4000 M63
Maximum power: 2 x 1,000kW
Propellers: 2 x Five blade fixed pitch
Main generators: 2 x Zenoro, each 125kW
Bowthruster: HRP 1001, 90kW, hydraulically driven
Stabilisers: Naiad Dynamics, 2 fins, zero speed 

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