Heesen motor yacht Lady Petra now for sale with Fraser Yachts and Ocean Independence
by Malcolm MacLean
Built by Dutch superyacht builder Heesen Yachts to Lloyds class and MCA compliance, this yacht for sale was delivered in June 2012 as the seventh in the yard's award-winning 47 metre full-displacement class. The length, beam and Heesen engineering of the class makes them sisterships, but there are differences in their layouts and superstructures designed by Omega Architects and this model was built for the yard’s founder, Frans Heesen and his wife Petra.
As for the exterior styling Lady Petra showcases the kind of personality Heesen can put into its semi-production series. The superyacht features a vertical wheelhouse windscreen and a mixture of straight, masculine side-windows and elliptical ports. Together with the pelican bow and balanced deck stacking, these touches give the typical Heesen 47-metre yacht look a classical accent.
Inside, the layout Lady Petra was designed by the London-based superyacht designers Bannenberg & Rowell. The guest accommodation for 12 comprises six well-appointed guest suites, all benefiting from a soft and sumptuous decor and natural light. There is a vast master suite, a VIP suite on the main deck plus two doubles and two twins with additional Pullman berths. All cabins have en suite bathrooms.
Twin 1,555hp MTU engines give her a range of 4,200 nautical and she won the category of Displacement Motor Yacht below 500GT at the 2013 World Superyacht Awards.
Currently cruising in Spain, Lady Petra is asking €22.5 million.