The 50m motoryacht has just entered the outfitting period at Heesen shipyard in Oss, and will be available for delivery in 2018 after intensive sea trials in the North Sea.

Dutch shipyard Heesen has announced the launch of Project Maia (YN 18350), a new 50m steel hulled, full-displacement motoryacht below the 500gt threshold.

Project Maia just entered the outfitting period at Heesen shipyard in Oss, and will be available for delivery in 2018 after intensive sea trials in the North Sea.

This 50m yacht has accommodation for 10 guests in five staterooms, master suite on the main deck forward, four guest suites, three doubles and one twin on the lower deck. Crew accommodation is for 10 in five cabins.

Maia’s tenders are carried on the fore deck where they can be easily and quickly deployed, and allow for a luxurious beach club, complete with a bar, sauna and pulsating sound system.

Full displacement yacht

Powered by two MTU 1,000kW engines Project Maia is expected to reach a top speed of 15 knots and will have a range of 3,800nm at cruising speed of 12 knots. At 10 knots the fuel consumption will be 95 L/h and at maximum speed (15 knots) it will be 390 L/h.

Maia’s profile embodies Heesen’s DNA yet also includes original design elements that give her a unique and distinctive look. Car enthusiasts will easily recognize how Project Maia’s exterior lines are inspired by contemporary and classic car design. “The grilles on the main deck aft fashion plates, for example, are only one of the many design details that lend “contemporary” appeal,” Heesen says in a statement.

Outdoor spaces are carefully thought to maximise the balance between the yacht’s interior volumes and exterior spaces. The result is 250 square metres of deck space arranged over three levels. In addition, the yacht’s sun deck boasts more than 68 square metres of space and an overall length of 16 metres.

Heesen appointed Reymond Langton Design, with whom the yard created the award winning interior of Ann G, to design Maia’s interiors.

Project Maia’s naval architecture and engineering is done by Heesen’s in-house team. Her interiors are work of Clifford Denn.