Heesen Yachts launches Project Grace, The First In A New 50m Steel Series
Heesen Yachts, in collaboration with Harrison Eidsgaard Studio, have unveiled their new 50m Steel Series through the creation of Project Grace, YN21350. She was officially unveiled during the Monaco Yacht Show 2023.
The new 50m Steel Series aims to cater to modern yacht owners who prefer a look of clean-cut elegance and simplicity. Project Grace represents Heesen's mighty DNA and expertise, alongside Harrison Eidsgaard's creative and stylish flair.
· 50-metre FDHF steel
· Max speed of 15-16 knots
· Enclosed volume of 499 GT
· Heesen Hybrid propulsion
· Holistic design approach
· Exterior and Interior by Harrison Eidsgaard studio
· Infinity pool and a large, fixed platform
The yacht will feature a Fast Displacement Steel Hull and offers the added choice of Heesen’s hybrid technology. This option allows for intelligent power management and a silent cruise capacity, without the need for large banks of storage batteries, resulting in weight reduction, energy-saving and space conservation.
The layout emphasises the connection of the outdoors to the interior, with sliding windows in the main saloon on the main deck, providing plenty of natural light and fresh air. Tenders and toys will be stored on the main deck forward and guests will enjoy a split-level aft deck terrace, overlooking an infinity pool and a large, fixed swimming platform. The yacht can accommodate twelve guests in six staterooms.
Mark Cavendish, Heesen Yachts’ COO comments, “in terms of design, we have noticed that clients are opting for simpler interiors instead of extravagant ones, the preference is now for a ‘chic but understated aesthetic.’ In response to this demand, we are now incorporating this concept into the design of our yachts. Clients now embrace the idea that less is more, aligning perfectly with Heesen’s philosophy of functional and aesthetic design, exemplified by the pure, relaxed and open lines on board Project Grace.”
“The design of Heesen’s 50-metre steel exudes confidence,” commented Peder Eidsgaard. “In keeping with the shipyard DNA, it translates the fast and sporty look of the aluminium yachts into dynamic and agile forms for this steel yacht. The profile is not radical or extravagant but refined and timeless. This is a yacht conceived to stand the test of time.”
Eidsgaard added: “Our goal is to achieve the maximum possible lifestyle space for the guests while also ensuring that the crew have the perfect working environment to deliver an exceptional experience. Features such as the infinity pool and the sundeck’s distinctive coffee table, which cleverly doubles as an atrium skylight, will serve as a focal point to bring guests together. The sundeck will be large enough to accommodate up to 20 guests for outdoor dining, showcasing the importance of hospitality in yachting and ensuring that visiting day guests can be properly entertained too.”
Construction is scheduled to commence in Summer 2024.
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