Exclusive: first photos of newly delivered Heesen superyacht MySky
by Risa Merl
Boat International reveals the first photos of Heesen's just-delivered 51-metre superyacht MySky.
Heesen hull No YN 16551, named MySky, was launched by the Dutch yard in May 2014 and delivered to her owners on 28 November 2014. Before delivery, she was put to the test in sea trials in the North Sea, and she is set to achieve a range of 5,400 nautical miles at 10 knots.
Her bold exterior lines are by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, and the extensive use of glass makes MySky stand out. Flush-mounted, tinted windows thermo-bonded to the superstructure create a continuous swath of the glass on the main deck, while the glass-enclosed skylounge gives her profile an distinctive look.
The owners hired architect Erick van Egeraat for the interior styling. The interior is motif is based around a contemporary monochrome colour-palette, but is anything but boring. White leather, dark high-gloss Makassar wood, backlit white onyx inlaid with black marble are complemented by crystal details.
“MySky is a very important achievement for our shipyard. Working with Erick van Egeraat and his team – who are new to yachting but are a very talented team of architects – pushed Heesen to overcome its boundaries," says Mark Cavendish, Sales and Marketing Director of Heesen Yachts.
van Egeraat's portfolio is impressive after 30 years in the design industry, with high-profile projects in Russia, the Middle East and Europe, and his first foray into yacht interiors shows his highly expressive style.
The main saloon is a study in circles with a large, round dining table followed by a circular settee and two low coffee tables. The lounge and bar area has a six-square-metre LED screen that can add a pop of colour to the black-and-white interior.
Spheres are seen again in the upper deck lounge, which has a circular white leather seating area that rotates to best take advantage of the 270-degree views afforded. The upper deck saloon opens onto an aft terrace with a large dining table for al fresco dining. Above, the enclosed sun deck houses a gymnasium, a key part of the owner's brief. This deck also hosts the sunpad-surrounded Jacuzzi.
A touch-and-go helipad is found forward of the bridge, which can also serve dual purpose as it transforms into a large sun terrace that allows privacy when the yacht is moored stern-to.
MySky's 12 guests are accommodated in five staterooms – four on the lower deck and a main-deck, full-beam master suite, which has a stone-clad steam shower and spacious walk-in closet.