Heesen Yachts Sells Project Akoya


Heesen the Dutch superyacht builder has sold Project Akoya, a 50m semi-displacement full-aluminium motoryacht that was being built on spec.

The yacht is a sistership to the award-winning Satori and Monaco Wolf.

With her distinctive streamlined superstructure designed by Omega Architects, Project Akoya’s exterior lines combine sleek minimalism with advanced technology.

Two MTU 16V 4000 M73L diesel engines will allow Project Akoya’s well-engineered and superbly crafted aluminium hard chine hull to reach a top speed of 23 knots and a transatlantic range of 3,100 nautical miles at 11 knots.

Four clearly defined deck levels provide space for every occasion, including a foredeck for secluded relaxation and a vast 70 sqm sun deck that is impressive in both style and proportion.

Shaded dining is on the upper deck aft terrace, while the multifunctional main deck aft combines with the salon to create a generous 25 sqm of entertaining space.

Interiors are by Italian designer Cristiano Gatto and the owner’s decorator. “The philosophy behind this project is that beauty makes you feel better and is a source of good thinking and positive attitude,” says Gatto.

Space has been optimised throughout to obtain the highest possible interior volume under the 500GT threshold. Twelve guests sleep in six staterooms. The master suite is traditionally set forward on the main deck. Additional cabins are all on the lower deck and include a full-beam VIP with a very large ensuite bathroom, two double and two twin cabins.

Project Akoya will be delivered to her owners in summer 2016.