Burgess sells new build Heesen superyacht Project Azuro
by Malcolm MacLean
Azuro’s highly distinctive lines were designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects with continuous sheets of laminated triple glazing thermo-bonded to the superstructure creating a seamless wall of windows. There are four distinct deck areas: a 75 square metre sun deck, private lounging area on the foredeck, dining area on the upper deck and a main deck terrace.
Italian interior designer Francesco Paszkowski has produced a minimalist but rich interior by limiting himself to just three materials for all surfaces: teak, limestone and leather. Thus in the main saloon the sideboards have limestone tops, the floors are in unpolished teak and the ceiling is covered with pale tan leather. Accommodation is generous for 12 guests in six staterooms including a full beam master suite set forward on the main deck with windows running the entire length of the room and the en suite bathroom. On the lower deck is a full beam VIP stateroom and two double and two twin cabins, all with en suite facilities.
On the technical side, the latest MTU 16V 4000 M73L engines will power Project Azuro to a maximum speed of 23 knots and a range of 3,100 nautical miles at 11 knots.
Following her launch next month, she will be tested in the North Sea before delivery to her owners at the end of May 2014.