Fraser sells new Heesen motor yacht Project California
by Malcolm MacLean
That's a hat trick of three sales at Fraser Yachts this week as a call to Antoine Larricq confirms that he's found a buyer for the 46.7m motor yacht Project California (hull 16347), currently being finished at Heesen Yachts.
Like the rest of the 47m series, her bulbous bow was developed by the yard's in-house naval architects and Frank Laupman at Omega Design drew her elegant exterior lines.
An interior by Bannenberg & Rowell evokes the Californian style of the 1940s and 1950s with bleached wenge floorboards, white elm panelling, and steel and marble detailing exuding the relaxed elegance of Hollywood's classic era.
Lloyds classed and MCA compliant, Project California has twin MTU 8V 4000 M63 engines giving her a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots and delivery is scheduled for July 2012.