On 8 August, Imperial Yachts announced that it has been appointed central agents for the sale of the 47m motoryacht, Ariadna. The Heesen build, which will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show this year, is currently based in the South of France and is priced on application.

Ariadna was launched at the Dutch yard’s facility in Oss in 2011 and, in contrast to the familiar all-aluminium ‘fast-displacement’ hull form – a configuration developed by the yard and first used on its 2013 build, Galactica Star – that you would expect to see on most modern-day Heesens, she is one of 23.4 per cent of the Dutch yard’s fleet to have a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure.

47m Ariadna

The owner’s interior design brief to Frank Laupman of Omega Architects was to take inspiration from the Moscow Ritz-Carlton hotel. He asked for his suite to be on the upper deck aft, taking advantage of panoramic sea views; a contrast to the late trend of 180 degrees, forward-facing owner’s suites. The interior is truly lavish, with versatile furniture, luxury marble and silk/wool decoration and state-of-the-art entertainment systems.

She is able to accommodate 12 guests over six cabins; comprising two master staterooms, one on the bridge deck and one on the main deck, both of which are full-beam and en suite, three double en suite staterooms and one twin en suite stateroom.

Other notable features of the build include the Jacuzzi, with a double waterfall forward on the sun deck, seating arrangements aft on every deck, a beach club and an array of tenders and toys.


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