Monaco Yacht Show: Heesen Reveals First 5700 Aluminium Class Superyacht Project Akira | Boat International
Heesen Reveals First 5700 Aluminium Class Superyacht Project Akira
2019-09-25By Miranda Blazeby

Heesen has revealed the first model in its new 5700 Aluminium class named Project Akira.

Unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show, the 56.7 metre four deck yacht features exterior design penned by Frank Laupman’s Omega Architects and interior design by Harrison Eidsgaard.

Built from an aluminium hull, the exterior features a “shapely silhouette” with an “elongated profile” and new “scoop shaped stern,” according to the yard.

The 56.7 metre yacht features four decks

Extensive structural and decorative glass is a key focus of the exterior design and helps to enhance the indoor and outdoor connection of the design.

Frank Laupman of Omega Architects said: “We added a touch of aggression by way of sharp angles. The overall effect is the look of a leaping animal.”

The Harrison Eidsgaard interior meanwhile has been described as a “versatile canvas” that can be personalised late in the process without affecting the construction programme and delivery date.

Project Akira features exterior design penned by Omega Architects

Speaking about the design, co-founder Ben Harrison said: “The whole premise of the design is about the view – indoor outdoor living is the primary driver.”

Accommodation is for a total of 12 guests in a full 10.3 metre beam owner’s stateroom and five guest cabins. The crew quarters meanwhile allows for a staff of 13.

Power will come from a pair of MTU 16V 4000 M65L engines for a top speed of 22 knots and range of 4,400 nautical miles at 12 knots.

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