Heesen has released details of a launch that took place at its Oss facility in December. Project YN 16947, a 47m displacement superyacht, was christened Asya by her owners at a private ceremony.
Asya’s exterior design includes continuous glued glass windows and matching black paintwork on the main deck and upper decks courtesy of regular Heesen collaborator, Frank Laupman of Omega Architects.
Her interior, from the London-based and multi-award winning studio Bannenberg & Rowell, has a Far Eastern theme designed by Dieter Rams, Frank Lloyd-Wright and Tadao Ando. It combines silver-grey oiled oak, mid-gloss lacquer, silk and bronze with contrasting dark Makassar ebony and polished stainless steel detailing and accents.
Two MTU diesel engines 8V 4000 M63, will allow her to reach a maximum speed of 15 knots, and at 12 knots will equip her with a range of 4,000 nautical miles.
Asya has remained in Oss harbour for finishing and the commissioning of all her systems. She is now undergoing extensive sea trials in the North Sea, with delivery to her owners in February 2015.
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