4 April, 2017
Heesen unveils Project Maia
Project Maia – 50m steel displacement motoryacht
Project Maia (YN 18350) is a 50 m steel hulled, full-displacement motoryacht below the 500GT threshold with exterior design by Clifford Denn and interiors by Reymond Langton. It has accommodation for 10 guests in five staterooms, master suite on the main deck forward, four guest suites, three doubles and one twin on the lower deck. Maia’s tenders are carried on the fore deck where they can be easily and quickly deployed, and allow for a luxurious beach club, complete with a bar, sauna and pulsating sound system.
Powered by two MTU 1,000 kW engines Project Maia will reach a top speed of 15 knots and will have a range of 3,800 nm 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. Maia’s profile embodies Heesen’s DNA yet also includes original design elements that give her a unique and distinctive look. Car enthusiasts will easily recognize how Project Maia’s exterior lines are inspired by contemporary and classic car design. The grilles on the main deck aft fashion plates, for example, are only one of the many design details that lend ‘contemporary’ appeal.
Heesen’s traditional pelican bow, with its reversed sheer line, is perfectly integrated into the curvaceous shapes introduced by Clifford Denn for a timeless yet sporty look. Outdoor spaces are carefully thought to maximise the balance between the yacht’s interior volumes and exterior spaces. The result is 250 square metres of deck space arranged over three levels. Sun deck statistics? More than 68 square metres of space and an overall length of 16 metres for guests to enjoy and relax.