Heesen has announced the sale of YN 18050, Project Alba, with Arne Ploch of Camper & Nicholsons introducing the buyer.
Project Alba is a 50m semi-displacement motoryacht that began its construction on spec in March this year at the Dutch shipyard’s facility in Oss. She is currently in the aluminium workshop with delivery forecasted for January 2018. She has been sold to experienced owners who will have considerable input into the remaining design and fit out.
The exterior work is being completed by Omega Architects and the interior work will be carried out by Italian designer Francesco Paszkowski, his third collaboration with Heesen Yachts.
"We created the interior design with Margherita Casprini. It combines contemporary aesthetics with a classic layout to reflect Heesen’s heritage. We played with contrasting colours, light and dark, and lacquered surfaces and finishes to further emphasise the airy brightness of the interior. Natural leather and stone were chosen to create a warm and welcoming ambience and provide a coherent style throughout the yacht", commented Franscesco Paszkowski.
Images courtesy of Heesen Yachts
Project Alba will have a fuel capacity of 68,800 litres and will be powered by two MTU 16V 4000 M73L engines, allowing her to achieve a maximum speed of 23 knots and a range of 3,100 nautical miles at 12 knots.
In 2015, Heesen delivered four superyachts at an average LOA of 50.4m. These were: 47m Asya, 55m Azamanta, 49.6m Ann G and 50m Sibelle. The yard also has a strong order book with ten yachts under construction between 45m and 70m, with delivery slots running into 2018.
Draught (at half load): 2.51m
GT: Approx. 499 GT
Delivery date: January 2018