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New-build motor yacht Project Boreas sold by Heesen

The 49.8 metre Heesen motor yacht Project Boreas has been sold in an in-house deal. Previously known as Hull 18650, this Omega Architects-designed yacht was started on speculation last year and is due for completion in July 2019. The client, who is described as “an experienced sailing yacht owner”, has brought in Mark Whiteley Design to create a contemporary, welcoming and inviting interior.

Accommodation is for up to 12 guests split between six staterooms, including a main deck owner’s suite and five further guest cabins below decks. Meanwhile, the crew quarters allows for a staff of up to nine people.

Comprised of an aluminium fast displacement hull developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects and an aluminium superstructure, Project Boreas is based on the Nova Plus platform and inherits a striking exterior profile from her predecessor, Home. She will be finished in metallic grey, adding a quasi-militaristic edge to the design.

Heesen’s Mark Cavendish told Boat International, “The owner has had several large sailing yachts and a few small runarounds before, but this is his first large motor yacht. The interiors will be heavily customised to suit his tastes with floor-to-ceiling glass windows in the master suite.”

Key features include an upper deck helm station, which will allow the owner to skipper the yacht himself whilst enjoying the sunshine. Other modifications include opening windows in the skylounge and smaller superstructure overhangs above the aft terraces, meaning that even more natural light will flow into the interior.

Power will come from a pair of MTU 12V2000 M72 engines for a top speed of just under 20 knots. When trimmed back to 12 knots, this 499GT yacht will boast a cruising range of 3,750 nautical miles.

Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Dutch yard include the 51 metre Heesen 18151 — a Harrison Eidsgaard design, which is due to hit the water next year.

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