Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Dutch yacht builder Heesen has launched the newly christened yacht YN 18250, White, at the shipyard in Oss. She was formerly known as Project Ayla.

Heesen Launches Yn 18250 Now Christened White 1

(Photo: Heesen Yachts - White)

At 50m, and with a gross tonnage below the 500GT threshold, White is an addition to the 5000 Aluminium class whose exterior lines are by Frank Laupman at Omega Architects. The yacht originally began on speculation, but was bought one year into construction.

Thanks to the flexible interior design by Cristiano Gatto, the owners were able to work with the Italian designer to personalise their new yacht according to their own taste and lifestyle.

Gatto created bespoke pieces of furniture for the main saloon and sky lounge: a versatile round coffee table in glossy ebony, stainless steel and leather featuring a convertible top that adapts to requirements – either an ice bucket or leather tray, while the custom-designed sofas with Loro Piana upholstery has armrests that encompass bookshelves.

A sense of space and relaxation is the key theme throughout the yacht, both inside in private and social areas, and outside where fabrics from Hermès have been used for the decoration.

White will be tested in the North Sea and will be delivered to her owners in April 2018.