Heesen's Project Ruya enters outfitting phase
by Simon Hardie
The sistership to award-winning Elena, Project Ruya boasts maximum interior volumes for a yacht under 500 gross tons – she has an enormous 85 square metre sun deck with space for working out, dining or relaxing. Exterior designers Omega Architects also designed al fresco dining on the upper deck aft with seating on the main deck aft and foredeck to create a total of 180 square meters of outdoor deck space.
Powered by twin MTU 8V 4000 diesel engines, Project Ruya is capable of 15 knots, but has an impressive transatlantic range of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. Her precision steel hull with a bulbous bow and zero-speed stabilisers provides maximum comfort in all sea conditions or at anchor.
Her folding transom door offers easy access to the water via a large swim platform and reveals a stern garage with room for a 6.5 metre tender and a 3 metre wave runner.
Project Ruya is Heesen’s fifth 47m superyacht collaboration with award-winning design studio Bannenberg & Rowell. The interior of Project Ruya, which can accommodate 12 guests in five suites, is inspired by Galactica Star, which they also worked on.
"We took the idea of movement as the foundation for the new interior concept for Project Ruya,” Dickie Bannenberg comments, “so expect a taut muscular and fluid design with sporty, hi-tech finishes. The ambience will be fresh and light with textiles, carpets and graphics discreetly referencing themes of energy, direction and progress."
Project Ruya is currently for sale and will join the fleet of 47m Heesen yachts, which includes Lady Petra and Elena.