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Heesen launches 50m superyacht Masa

Dutch yard Heesen Yachts has launched its 50-metre (164-foot) superyacht Masa.

Previously known as Project Aster, the yacht is the eighth hull in its 5000 Aluminium Class series.

Frank Laupman of Omega Architects is responsible for the yacht’s exterior design, creating a pelican-beak bow with sheer aft and sporty mast. While Heesen’s in-house team developed Masa’s naval architecture.

Cristiano Gatto styled her elegant interior which features a light colour palette, providing an atmosphere of “tranquillity”, according to the yard.

The superyacht consists of five lower-deck suites and a main-deck forward master stateroom, accommodating up to 12 guests and nine crew members. Guests can relish a generous three lounges, three dining rooms, a bar and a top-deck open-air Jacuzzi.

Masa will be powered by two MTU 16V 4000 diesel engines, reaching a top speed of 23 knots and a cruising range of 2,100 nautical miles at 11 knots.

Masa, which means ‘my diamond’, will remain at Heesen’s facility to endure the final stages of construction. The superyacht will then complete her sea trials in Hellevoetsluis ahead of her scheduled delivery in June 2019.

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