Unveiled a week ago to public Heesen shipyard from the Netherlands launched their 50m superyacht project MAIA. MAIA is a Clifford Denn design with interiors from Reymond Langton Design who teamed up again after previously colloborating on Heesen ANN G luxury motor yacht.
Jason Macaree from Reymond Langton Design commented: “We were aiming for a liveable and homely feel with an emphasis on light. We are confident that this will be a very special yacht.” And Clifford Denn added: “We tried to keep a similar DNA to ANN G. The superstructure design is inspired by hammerhead sharks and the raised bulwarks will hide the tenders from view, creating a clean profile.”
With a bulbous bow and an easily driven hull form optimized to glide through the water with fuel-efficiency in mind, Heesen motor yacht MAIA has been designed with the latest developments in cutting edge naval architecture. The layout will be set up for 10 guests sleeping in 5 spacious staterooms comprising the master suite on the main deck and the 4 guest cabins on the lower deck. Some of her main features is the transom reserved for the beach club in superyacht manner complete with bar and sauna. In favor of the beach club the tenders will be located on the foredeck from where they can be easily launched. The sundeck will measure 68 square meters and will comprise a spa pool and cocktail bar.
Powered by a pair of MTU 8V 4000 M63 engines Heesen M/Y MAIA will reach a top speed of 15 knots cruising 12 knots to ensure a transatlantic range of 3.800 nautical miles. Heesen's project MAIA is scheduled for delivery in 2018.