Mark Cavendish – Sales and Marketing Director at Heesen Yachts – comments: “This is the fourth contract we have signed in the first six months of 2014. We are delighted to see that the market is finally picking up!”
Luxury yacht Project Hé is a yacht in the 47-metre class, a breed of Heesens that are icons of classic contemporary yacht design. Frank Laupman from Omega Architects recently restyled the elegant exterior lines giving this vessel a new look.
Her well-engineered round bilge hull with bulbous bow, powered by two MTU 8V 4000 M63, will ensure smooth and safe cruising in all sea conditions and a range of 4.000nm at 12 knots, while zero speed stabilizers will guarantee maximum comfort at anchor.
The sophisticated interior is by London-based and multi-award winning studio Bannenberg & Rowell Design who are on their fifth successful collaboration with this Dutch superyacht builder. The fleet includes the 37m motor yacht Aurelia, 47m superyacht Elandess (now Raasta), superyacht Lady Petra and luxury yacht My Secret, and the 65m mega yacht Galactica Star.
Dickie Bannenberg explains how the B&R studio explored themes of purity and simplicity for this project, always confident that Heesen would interpret their concept immaculately as with their previous joint projects.
Guru designer Dieter Rams’ motto “to omit everything superfluous so that the essential is shown to the best possible advantage” guided Bannenberg & Rowell in their approach to the interior design of Project Hé. The project name ‘Hé’ in Chinese means ‘the simplest form of peace and harmony’ and Bannenberg & Rowell chose it to unify in one ideogram the essence of their design theme: simplicity as the ultimate form of sophistication.
Twelve guests will enjoy a relaxing atmosphere on board where restful colors are combined with natural and discreet contrast finishes. An important role is played by the use of light: indirect lighting – concealed LED light strips and filtered light thanks to refined venetian blinds – create a unique atmosphere on board super yacht Project Hé.
Technical Specifications of YN 16947 superyacht Project Hé
Hull type: Steel round bilge, displacement
Naval Architect: Heesen Yachts
Interior Designer: Bannenberg & Rowell Design
Exterior Styling: Omega Architects
Classification: Lloyds 100A1 SSC YACHT LMC UMS
Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2 / MCA
Length over all: 46,70m / 153ft 2in
Beam over all: 8,83m / 29ft 0in
Draft: 3,07m / 10ft 1in
Displacement (50% load): 400 tons
Cabins: Full-beam master suite , two double cabins, two twin cabins each with one Pullman bed
Maximum speed(50% load): 15 knots
Range at 12 knots: 4.000Nm
Fuel capacity: 60.000 litres / 15.850 US Gallons
Fresh water: 20.000 litres / 5.280 US Gallons
Main engines: 2 x MTU 8V 4000 M63
Maximum power: 2 x 1.000kW
Gearbox: 2 x ZF 4661
Engine control: MTU Blue Vision, three control stands
Propellers: Schaffran five blade fixed pitch Ø 1.600mm
Generators: 2 x Kilo-Pak, each 99kW
Bowthruster: ZF Marine 90kW, hydraulically driven
Steering system: Litton Marine Systems
Stabilizers: Naiad Dynamics, type 621 with 2 fins of approx. 3m², zero speed
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