[dropcap]P[/dropcap]roject Maia (YN 18350) is the latest 50m steel hulled, full-displacement motoryacht below the 500GT threshold just uveiled by Heesen this week. The exteriors have been designed by Clifford Denn and interiors by Reymond Langton. Project Maia’s naval architecture and engineering is done by Heesen’s in-house talented and experienced team.
She has accommodation for 10 guests in 5 staterooms, master suite on the main deck forward, four guest suites, 3 doubles and one twin on the lower deck. Crew accommodation is for 10 in 5 cabins.
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 3,800nm at cruising speed of 12 knots. At 10 knots the fuel consumption will be 95 L/h and at max speed (15 knots) will be 390 L/h.
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.
The sun deck covers more than 68 square metres of space and has an overall length of 16 metres where guests can enjoy their cruise and relax.
Reymond Langton Design have created a beautiful, classic and homely design that works both as a comfortable and elegant private yacht but can also accommodate charter guests if so desired.
Project Maia just entered the outfitting period at Heesen shipyard in Oss, and will be available for delivery in 2018 after intensive sea trials in the North Sea.
Photo Credits: Dick Holthuis
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Length over all: 49.90 m
Beam over all: 9.00 m
Draft (half load): 2.75 m
Displacement (half load): Approx. 440 tons
Naval architect: Heesen Yachts
Exterior design: Clifford Denn Design
Interior design: Reymond Langton Design
Classification: Lloyd’s + 100A1 SSC YACHT [+] LMC
Large Commercial Yacht Code LY3
Maximum speed (half load): 15 kn
Range at 12 knots: 3,800 Nm
Main engines: 2 x MTU 8V 4000 M63