Designed by Clifford Denn with naval architecture and engineering by Heesen, the luxury yacht was sold to an American client. After spending more than half a year searching for a perfect fit to his requirements, he settled on the world-cruising capabilities and striking silhouette of PROJECT MAIA.
In a record-breaking year, M/Y PROJECT MAIA is the sixth superyacht Heesen has sold in the past 12 months and the fourth through their Fort Lauderdale office.
The 50m/164ft displacement yacht is constructed with a steel hull under 500GT and uses traditional Heesen design elements that will complement the misty grey exterior. ‘Fisker whiskers’ enhance the grille of the aft fashion plates and classic cars inspired the navigation lights. Slanted forward windows on the wheelhouse add a naval element to the appearance of PROJECT MAIA and the large overhang ensures that the captain is sheltered from the strongest sun and adverse weather.
Texture plays an important role in the interiors from Reymond Langton Design, who worked with the owner and his team personalise each room: Bleached oak contrasts against stained walnut within the modern living areas and pale taupe leather and fabrics contrast against vibrant artwork and accents in the furnishings. There are five staterooms to accommodate up to 10 guests, with the Master suite located forward on the main deck.
Twin MTU 8V4000 M63 engines allow her to reach a top speed of 15 knots and while cruising at 12 knots she has a nautical range of 3,800 nautical miles.
Luxury yacht PROJECT MAIA is in the final stages of development and her expected delivery date is June 2018 following extensive sea trials in the North Sea.