The shipyard and studio previously worked together on the 51 metre Irisha in 2017, but this will be the first time the pair will collaborate on a series.
Announced at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the new 50 metre Steel range is an evolution of the current line, of the same name. One of the key changes is the introduction of the Fast Displacement Hull Form, which aims to balance comfort and stability with more efficient and fast cruising.
Peder Eidsgaard, the studio's co-founder, said that the yacht would be defined by a fast and sporty look that matches Heesen's DNA. “The key to a successful layout in a 499GT yacht is simplicity and versatility. Features such as the infinity pool, or the unique coffee table on the sundeck, which doubles as an atrium skylight, will be focal points that invite guests to gather together."
He continues: "The sundeck will be large enough to hold up to 20 guests for outdoor dining. Hospitality is such an important element in yachting, and we wanted to ensure that visiting day guests can be properly entertained too.”
Accommodation is offered for up to 12 guests in six cabins, including a full-beam master suite with a French balcony on the starboard side.
The design and engineering phases will last six months, with construction set to commence in the summer 2024.