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Heesen announces sale of Project Maia

Heesen Yachts has confirmed the sale of 50-metre (164-foot) world cruiser Project Maia to an American owner. It is the sixth yacht sold by Heesen in 2017, making it a record year commercially for the Dutch shipyard.

Designed by Clifford Denn, Maia is the first in the 50m Steel class and features a traditional steel displacement hull by Heesen’s in-house naval architects and engineering experts.

The blue water motor yacht has a bold and masculine profile, which the yard says attracted the boat’s car enthusiast owner; Maia’s curvy flowing forms and sharp knuckle lines are reminiscent of many iconic car designs from years gone by.

Reymond Langton designed the interior, opting to create a warm ambience with light-bleached oak contrasting with stained walnut. The contemporary and calm architecture has been achieved by combining simple lines with textured materials. The design is softened by the use of pale taupe leather and fabrics, and colourful artwork panels.

Accommodation is for up to 10 guests across five suites, with the owner’s stateroom set forward on the main deck. She will be powered by a double MTU 8V4000 M63, allowing a top speed of 15 knots and a range of 3,800nm at her cruising speed of 12 knots.

Maia is due to be delivered to her owner in June 2018 once her intensive trials in the North Sea are completed.

For more information, visit Heesen Yachts.

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