Heesen Sells 50 Metre Project Electra
by Miranda Blazeby
Dutch yard Heesen has announced the sale of the 49.8 metre superyacht Project Electra. The in-build motor yacht is the second hull in Heesen’s 50 metre 5000 class and was launched early last month.
The yacht is now on schedule for delivery to its owner at the end of April after completing intensive sea trials in the North Sea.
The yard also revealed that Project Electra's owners have appointed Sabrina Monte-Carlo to work on the decor of the yacht. It revealed that a "contemporary style and light colour palette" will complement a "selection of luxurious, designer loose furniture and top tier fabrics."
Project Electra is the follow-up to Home, which was delivered in 2017 and received international accolades for its innovative and eco-friendly propulsion system and fast displacement hull design.
Distinctive and progressive design characterises Project Electra’s exterior, while the hybrid electric diesel propulsion system is “quieter and more fuel efficient,” according to the yard, and will enable the yacht to operate in four different cruising modes.
Hybrid mode allows the yacht to travel silently at nine knots and economic mode allows for a top speed of nine to 12 knots with the main engines on and generators off. Meanwhile the traditional cruising mode allows for a speed between 12 and 15 knots. Finally the boost mode can achieve the top speed of 16.3 knots.
Project Electra sports exterior design by Omega Architects’ Frank Laupman. Accommodation is for 12 guests in five lower deck suites while the master stateroom is set forward on the main deck.