Heesen Yachts has announced the sale of Project Akoya, a 50m semi-displacement, full-aluminium motor yacht and sister ship to the award-winning Satori and Monaco Wolf.
With her superstructure designed by Omega Architects, Project Akoya’s exterior lines combine minimalism with advanced technology.
According to Heesen Yachts, Project Akoya maintains the Heesen family look and feel with its iconic reverse sheer ‘pelican beak’ bow, continuous sheets of laminated triple glazing thermo-bonded to the superstructure on the main deck create a dynamic wall of seamless windows that complement the yacht’s lines.
Two MTU 16V 4000 M73L diesel engines allow Project Akoya’s aluminium hull to reach a top speed of 23 knots and a transatlantic range of 3,100 nautical miles at 11 knots.
Four defined deck levels include a foredeck for secluded relaxation and a vast 70sqm sundeck. Shaded dining is on the upper deck aft terrace, while the multifunctional main deck aft combines with the salon to create a generous 25sqm of entertaining space.
Interiors are by Italian designer Cristiano Gatto, who commented, “The philosophy behind this project is that beauty makes you feel better and is a source of good thinking and positive attitude.”
Project Akoya has the highest possible interior volume under the 500GT threshold. Twelve guests sleep in six staterooms, with the master suite traditionally set forward on the main deck. Additional cabins are all on the lower deck and include a full-beam VIP with a large ensuite bathroom, two double and two twin cabins.
Mark Cavendish from Heesen Yachts announced the news by saying, “Heesen is delighted with this sale to a European client, Akoya is the fifth yacht in this very successful class. Our semi-custom yachts are the ideal platform for owners who like to design, personalise and enjoy their own yacht in less time.”
Project Akoya will be delivered to her owners in summer 2016.
For more information, visit Heesen Yachts