Dutch shipyard to build project 'Alida', a 55m motoryacht scheduled for launch this summer. Fort Lauderdale-based firm The New Yachts Company introduced and represented the buyer. The sale was announced at the 2017 Palm Beach International Show.

The New Yachts Company

Celebrating the sale of Project Alida with Heesen Yachts as seen on TNYC Facebook page.

Heesen Yachts in the Netherlands has received a new order for the construction of project Alida, a 55m motoryacht. Barin Cardenas, president of The New Yachts Company (TNYC), introduced and represented the buyer.  TNYC  worked closely with Thom Conboy of Heesen Yachts USA.

Cardenas who is also behind the new venture Prime Megayachts Platform, comments: “Our hard work has rewarded us with an incredible start to 2017. In just the past few months we launched the revolutionary 50m Prime Megayacht Platform, we sold the award-winning motoryacht Nono (one of our favourite builds to date), and now we jumpstart our commitment to new yacht development with the sale of Heesen’s 55-metre Alida.”

Fast displacement yacht

Built to Lloyd’s class, Alida boasts a 9.6m beam. She is fast displacement motoryacht with a steel hull pencilled by naval architect Van Oossanen and aluminium superstructure. Radyca, a Miami-based design firm, is in charge of the interior styling.

The vessel has been designed to provide sleeping for up to 12 guests in a 250sq m accommodation space including a full beam VIP cabin, a full beam master suite and four double cabins.

Project Alida

Project Alida will undergo intensive sea trials in the North Sea prior to delivery to her new owners in time for cruising in July 2017

She also offers numerous possibilities for entertainment at sea, from a 110sq m sundeck to a skylounge that is wrapped almost entirely in glass.

Cardenas also announced that its Brand Ambassador programme has brought top tier partners into the fold, allowing The New Yachts Company “to share our knowledge and guidance with premium builders and brands aligned with our vision for excellence in yachting”, he says.

Twin MTU 8V 4000 M63 engines would provide Alida a maximum speed of 16 knots, and a range of 4,500 nautical miles at cruise.

Heesen says  Alida offers “frugal fuel consumption coupled with a remarkable range of 4.500nm at 13 knots, while her top speed reaches 16 knots. At 12 knots her range becomes ever more impressive reaching 5.400 nm”, the yard says in a statement.

The yacht will undergo intensive sea trials in the North Sea prior to delivery to her new owners in time for cruising in July 2017.

Both companies announced the sale of project Alida at the Palm Beach International Show.