Published: Thursday, 25 May 2017

Heesen Yachts has sold YN 17947 Project Ruya to an American yachtsman, introduced by the shipyard’s US representative Thom Conboy, who worked closely with the in-house sales team to close the record time. The yacht will be ready for delivery to the owners on June 19.

Heesen Sells 47m Project Ruya To American Owner 1

(Photos: Dick Holthuis / Heesen Yachts - Project Ruya)

Project Ruya is the third yacht sold in seven weeks. A total of 10 yachts are currently under construction at the facility in Oss, with deliveries that span through 2019.

After spending the summer season cruising the Mediterranean, she will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show and then at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The steel-hulled, 47m displacement class below 500GT has been used as a platform to build 12 sister ships.

Heesen Sells 47m Project Ruya To American Owner 2

The Interior design of Project Ruya started life in the Bannenberg & Rowell studio. Taking inspiration from kinetic energy, the design language is taut, muscular and fluid with sporty high-tech finishes. The ambience is fresh and light, with textiles, carpets and graphics referencing themes of energy and progress. It also uses polished steel, joinery motifs and the subtly patterned marble. 

Heesen Yacht Interiors, an outfitting company owned by Heesen Yachts, executed the design.