Published: Thursday, 16 March 2017

Heesen has unveiled Project Maia (YN 18350), a 50m steel-hulled, full-displacement motor yacht, which entered the outfitting period in the shipyard in Oss. She will be available for delivery in 2018 after sea trials in the North Sea.

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(Images: Heesen Yachts - Project Maia)

With a five-stateroom layout, the motoryacht with 500GT threshold can accommodate 10 guests in a master suite on the main deck forward, four guest suits, three double and one twin on the lower deck. A total of 10 crewmembers can sleep in five cabins.

Heesen’s in-house team has been responsible for the project’s naval architecture and engineering, while Clifford Denn has created the complex exterior design of the yacht and Reymond Langton, who generated the award-winning interior of Ann G, is appointed to design the interiors.

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(Main saloon)

Project Maia’s exterior lines are inspired by car design. The grilles on the main deck are one of the design details that give a contemporary appeal.

Denn integrates the pelican bow with reversed sheer line and curvaceous shapes for a sporty look.

Outdoor spaces are contrived to maximise the balance between the interior and exterior spaces, which take up 250sqm deck space over three levels. The sun deck is of 68sqm and 16m long for relaxation.

Heesen Unveils 50m Steel Motoryacht Project Maia

(Master's stateroom)

The foredeck, on which tenders can be carried on, comes with a beach club with a bar, sauna and a sound system.

Powered by two MTU 1,000kW engines, Project Maia will reach a top speed of 15 knots and will have a range of 3,800nm at cruising speed of 12 knots. At 10 knots, the fuel consumption will be 95 L/h and at maximum speed (15 knots), it will be 390 L/h.

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(Photo: Dick Holthius)