Dutch shipyard Heesen has just announced its fifth sale in the past year, with the 50-meter project Boreas ordered by an experienced client, who has an extensive customisation in mind.
The client, an experienced yacht owner, is said to have been originally attracted to the high-performance platform of the ongoing Project Nova Plus, based on her aluminium fast-displacement hull with a low 2.15m draft, combined with the exterior design by Omega Architects.
As he directly approached to Heesen, the customer set to work closely with the yard’s engineers to personalise his new yacht, which was already one year into construction.
Firstly, he has requested an additional helm station on the fly bridge, enabling him to pilot the boat himself. Further modifications will include reduced superstructure overhangs above the aft terraces to allow for more natural light; outdoor seating in front of the bridge for the crew; a sky-lounge with opening windows; as well as a customised layout of the lower deck.
Her interiors, conceived by Mark Whiteley Design and executed by Heesen’s in-house craftsmen, will feature a traditional layout, with the master stateroom on the main deck forward and five guest suites spread over the lower deck to accommodate 12 passengers on board. There are also five crew cabins for a team of 10 staff.
Powered by twin MTU 12V 2000 M72 engines, Project Boreas will reach a top speed of almost 20 knots. Meanwhile, at a cruising speed of 12 knots she will have a transatlantic range of 3,750 nautical miles and a fuel consumption of approximately 98 litres an hour, which is relatively low for a yacht of its specification.
Project Boreas is scheduled for delivery in July 2019 after sea trials in the North Sea.
For more information, visit Heesen Yachts.