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Heesen 50-metre yacht launched and named White

Heesen Yachts 50-metre White

Heesen Yachts 50-metre WhiteDutch shipbuilder Heesen Yachts has announced that on February 8, 2018, its latest 49.8-metre yacht formerly known as Project Ayla was launched at the yard’s facilities in Oss. Her owners christened their new yacht White.

At 50 metres, with a Gross Tonnage below the 500GT threshold, White is a gorgeous addition to the successful 5000 Aluminium class featuring a sporty elegance, whose exterior lines were drawn by frequent collaborator Frank Laupman at Omega Architects. She 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, which are both exquisite and highly distinctive additions to White’s interior. A versatile round coffee table in glossy ebony, stainless steel and leather features a convertible top that adapts to requirements – either an ice bucket for grand entertaining or leather tray for sophisticated living, while the custom-designed sofas with Loro Piana upholstery have 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. Refined detailing and a neutral palette that spans from white to brown passing through all hues of beige, hazel, and caramel, create highly sophisticated environments. Glossy ebony and Canaletto walnut surfaces have been used throughout the yacht.

The accommodation up to 12 guests in 6 cabins, including a main deck owner’s cabin, full-beam VIP below decks, 2 double staterooms and 2 twin cabins, all with their own private en-suite bathrooms.

Power comes from twin MTU 16V4000 engines, reaching a top speed of 23 knots and 11 knots economic speed with a range of 3,200 nautical miles.

White’s sea trials procedure will be held in the North Sea, and her delivery is scheduled on April 2018.