Second Heysea Asteria 139 yacht under construction
by Chris Jefferies
Hull number two in this 42.2 metre series of motor yachts, the new arrival was ordered in autumn 2017 by a Chinese client who has also purchased a 14.6 metre and a 17.6 metre model from the yard, both of which will be delivered in May 2018.
All the remaining guest cabins are situated on the lower deck, arranged as a full-beam VIP suite, two twins and a double cabin. Meanwhile, the crew quarters allow for a staff of up to seven people, including a bridge deck captain’s cabin.
Al fresco relaxation options are plentiful, with a rectangular spa pool situated on the sundeck, just aft of a large dining table that can host up to 12 guests and a bar area with four stools. Sunbathers can head to the spacious foredeck, while the superyacht beach club allows easy access to the water.
Power will come from a pair of 1,730hp MTU 12V4000 M93L diesel engines for a top speed of 23.5 knots. When trimmed back to ten knots, the Heysea Asteria 139 should have a 1,500 nautical mile range, drawing on a total fuel capacity of 23,000 litres.
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Chinese yard include the Heysea Asteria 126 - another planned 2019 launch.