50-Metre Steel Project Maia Luxury Yacht by Heesen Has Been Sold

Heesen Project Maia luxury yacht

Another luxury yacht will begin sailing the open seas later this year. Luxury yacht builder Heesen, recently announced they have sold Project Maia.

Project Maia (YN 18350) is the first in the 50-metre steel class, that was designed by Clifford Denn. The new owner is a serial yacht owner from the United States. He loved the luxury yacht’s bold profile and its world-cruising capabilities. His passion for luxury yachts is evident. Taking over a year to conduct research and locate his next purchase was his passion.

Last year became a record year for Heesen. With the sale of Project Maia, the yacht company reached a total of 6 yachts for 2017. As a result, the total tonnage sold in 2017 by Heesen came to a staggering 3,476 GT (gross tonnage).

Project Maia measures an impressive 50 metres in length. This true blue-water motoryacht includes a traditional, full-displacement steel hull below 500 GT. Her naval architecture and engineering are by Heesen’s in-house team of experts. This luxurious yacht is powered by twin MTU 8V4000 M63 and will reach a top speed of 15 knots. In addition, she will have a range of 3,800 nautical miles and delivers a cruising speed of 12 knots.

The interior design by Reymond Langton offers a warm and inviting atmosphere. There is light-bleached oak that contrasts with stained walnut. The contemporary and calm architecture feel is achieved by combining simple lines with textured materials. In addition, the boat’s design is softened by the use of pale taupe leather and fabrics. Plus, there are color highlights found in artwork panels, decorative fabrics and of course the luxury furnishings. The indirect LED lighting throughout the interior offers a warm and inviting atmosphere while drawing the eye to key design features. It’s simply VIP all the way!

Can you imagine taking a vacation cruising on this luxury yacht? A endless open ocean ahead of you, as you cruise in luxury style. Invite your friends or family or just a romantic getaway. Owning a luxury yacht like Project Maia is a dream come true for most people.

The luxury yacht can accommodate up to ten guests with its five suites. The owner’s stateroom can be found forward on the main deck. Currently, the yacht’s new owner is coordinating with the yacht’s designers, along with shipyard engineers to custom tailor Project Maia. The owner desires the yacht to be tailored to to their specific lifestyle and taste. Their goal is to customize their yacht to take passengers around the world in both comfort and VIP style. What will make heads turn when viewed, Project Maia will offer a unique light misty gray color scheme. It will look stunning on the water.

In addition, the curvy flow of Project Maia hull design creates forms and sharp knuckle lines, similar to iconic car designs. You’ll notice exquisite details such as the ‘Fisker whiskers‘ grille of the aft fashion plates. Also, the navigation lights are borrowed from classic car designs. Functional ‘military style’ wheelhouse – with forward slanted windows – confers a muscular appearance to the yacht, whilst a large roof overhang offers the captain protection from the elements.

Once the custom design work is complete, Project Maia will be delivered to her new owners within 6 months. Extensive sea trials are schedule to commence in the North Sea in June 2018.

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Photo: Heesen

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