It’s been a busy month for Dutch semi-custom shipyard, Heesen, with the launch of Amore Mio on Thursday 12th November and 47m Project Ruya entering into the outfitting stage of construction.
Project Ruya is a 47m full displacement yacht, which, much like the majority of Heesen superyachts, sits just underneath the 500GT threshold, enabling the owner to avoid many regulatory burdens.
London based design studio Bannenberg and Rowell has been selected to create Ruya’s interior. “We took the idea of movement as the foundation for the new interior concept for Project Ruya,” Dickie Bannenberg comments, “so expect a taut muscular and fluid design with sporty, hi-tech finishes. The ambience will be fresh and light with textiles, carpets and graphics discreetly referencing themes of energy, direction and progress. We feel this is synonymous with Heesen's progressive and contemporary brand values, and that Project Ruya will be a worthy complement to the Heesen fleet. She is our fifth collaboration with the yard in its popular 47m class."
The project's exterior styling is by Omega Architects, which has a long standing collaboration with Heesen, with 41 exterior and 35 interior projects, of which 18 were joint interior-exterior projects.
Two MTU 8V 4000 diesel engines will power Ruya up to a maximum speed of 15 knots with a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Project Ruya is scheduled for delivery in Spring 2017