Heesen Yachts has announced that the 47m displacement, YN 16947 Project Hé, was sold in mid June.
Mark Cavendish, sales and marketing director at Heesen Yachts, comments: “This is the fourth contract we have signed in the first six months of 2014. We are delighted to see that the market is finally picking up.”
Frank Laupman from Omega Architects recently restyled the exterior lines of the 47m giving the vessel a sleek new look.
Her well-engineered round bilge hull with bulbous bow, powered by two MTU 8V 4000 M63, will ensure smooth and safe cruising in all sea conditions and a range of 4,000nm at 12 knots, while zero speed stabilizers will guarantee maximum comfort at anchor.
The interior is by London-based Bannenberg & Rowell Design which is on its 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.
Guru designer Dieter Rams’ motto “to omit everything superfluous so that the essential is shown to the best possible advantage” guided Bannenberg & Rowell in its approach to the interior design of Project Hé. The project name ‘Hé’ in Chinese means ‘the simplest form of peace and harmony’ and Bannenberg & Rowell chose it to unify in one ideogram the essence of their design theme: simplicity as the ultimate form of sophistication.
Project Hé will be delivered to her owners in February 2015.