July 26, 2014

Project: Heesen 47m Project He YN 16947

Heesen Yachts is proud to announce that the 47m displacement, YN 16947 Project Hé, was sold on June 13, 2014.  Mark Cavendish sales and marketing director at Heesen Yachts commented that this is the fourth contract signed in the first six months of 2014. Project Hé is a yacht in the 47-metre class, a breed of Heesens that are icons of classic contemporary yacht design. Frank Laupman from Omega Architects recently restyled the elegant exterior lines giving this vessel a new look. Her well-engineered round bilge hull with bulbous bow, powered by two MTU 1361hp, will ensure smooth and safe cruising in all sea conditions and a range of 4000 nm at 12 knots, while zero speed stabilizers will guarantee maximum comfort at anchor. The sophisticated interior is by London-based and multi-award winning studio Bannenberg and Rowell Design who are on their fifth successful collaboration with Heesen. The fleet includes the 37m Aurelia, 47m Elandess (now Raasta), Lady Petra and My Secret, and the 65m Galactica Star. Dickie Bannenberg explains how his studio explored themes of purity and simplicity for this project, always confident that Heesen would interpret their concept immaculately as with their previous joint projects. Guru designer Dieter Rams’ motto “to omit everything superfluous so that the essential is shown to the best possible advantage” guided Bannenberg and Rowell in their approach to the interior design of Project Hé. The project name ‘Hé’ in Chinese means ‘the simplest form of peace and harmony’ and Bannenberg and Rowell chose it to unify in one ideogram the essence of their design theme: simplicity as the ultimate form of sophistication. Twelve guests will enjoy a relaxing atmosphere on board where restful colors are combined with natural and discreet contrast finishes. An important role is played by the use of light: indirect lighting concealed LED light strips and filtered thanks to refined venetian blinds which create a unique atmosphere on board Project Hé. Heesen YN 16947 will be delivered to her owners in February 2015.

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