Mark Cavendish, sales and marketing director at Heesen Yachts ,commented: “This is the fourth contract we have signed in the first six months of 2014. We are delighted to see that the market is finally picking up!”
Project 'Hé' is the work of Omega Architects' Frank Laupman, who has overhauled the traditional lines of the 47m class to give the vessel a new look.
Her round bilge hull with bulbous bow, powered by two MTU 8V 4000 M63 engines, will ensure smooth cruising in all sea conditions, offering a range of 4.000nm at 12 knots, while zero speed stabilisers will offer even greater comfort at anchor.
The 'sophisticated' interior is by London-based Bannenberg & Rowell Design, which is undertaking its sixth collaboration with Heesen following 37m Aurelia, 47m Elandess (now Raasta), 47m Lady Petra and My Secret, and the 65m Galactica Star.
Dickie Bannenberg explained how the studio explored themes of 'purity and simplicity' for this project, always confident that Heesen would 'interpret their concept immaculately as with their previous joint projects.'
Revered designer Dieter Rams’ motto 'to omit everything superfluous so that the essential is shown to the best possible advantage' guided Bannenberg & Rowell in its approach to the interior design of Project 'Hé'. The project name ‘Hé’ in Chinese means ‘the simplest form of peace and harmony’ and Bannenberg & Rowell chose it to unify in one ideogram the essence of the design theme: simplicity as the ultimate form of sophistication.
Twelve guests will enjoy a relaxing atmosphere on board where restful colors are combined with natural and discreetly contrasted finishes. An important role is played by the use of light: indirect lighting – concealed LED light strips and filtered light, thanks to refined venetian blinds – create a unique atmosphere on board Project 'Hé'.
She will be delivered to her owners in February 2015.