50 metre Heesen motor yacht Ann G sold
by Malcolm Maclean
The 49.6 metre motor yacht Ann G, listed for sale by Arcon Yachts, has been sold in an in-house deal.
Built in steel and aluminium by Dutch yard Heesen Yachts to a design by Clifford Denn, Ann G was delivered in 2015 and went on to be a nominee at the 2016 World Superyacht Awards. An interior by Reymond Langton with strong Art Deco elements accommodates 10 guests in five cabins comprising a main deck master suite, three doubles and a twin, all with entertainment centres, television screens and en suite bathroom facilities.
The main saloon is designed for entertaining, with an intimate seating area adjoining a bar built of macassar and backlit onyx. Extending aft through sliding glass panels, it visually and thematically links the interior to the aft deck.
Forward, an elegant dining area is anchored by a three-tiered rectangular crystal chandelier, which contrasts with the planked floor below, while an ebonised tray ceiling detail and macassar window frames establish the homage to squares in the design.
The upper deck saloon is subdued, with parchment wall panels. Here the dark/light contrast is downplayed to serve as a backdrop to the views through windows on three sides. The bar, instead of being a focal point, is tucked against the forward bulkhead.
But Ann G is far more than a pretty face. On sea trials before delivery the yacht exceeded the contractual speed by 0.6 knots, reaching a top speed of 15.6 knots on a pair of 1,300hp MTU 8V4000 M63 diesel engines.
The asking price of Ann G has been withheld and she is now renamed Lady Li.