Heesen has announced the sale of YN 17650 Project Akoya, a 50m semi-displacement full-aluminium motoryacht and sistership to the award-winning Satori and Monaco Wolf.

With exterior lines provided by Omega Architects, Project Akoya features a  reverse sheer ‘pelican beak’ bow. Continuous sheets of laminated triple glazing thermo-bonded to the superstructure on the main deck will create a wall of seamless windows that complement the yacht’s lines.

Two MTU 16V 4000 M73L diesel engines will give Project Akoya a top speed of 23 knots and a transatlantic range of 3,100 nautical miles at 11 knots.

Interiors are by Italian designer Cristiano Gatto and the owner’s decorator.
Space has been optimised across four decks with Project Akoya offering the highest possible interior volume under the 500gt threshold. Twelve guests will be accomodated in six staterooms.

Project Akoya will be delivered to her owners in summer 2016.

Announcing this news Mark Cavendish says: “Heesen is delighted with this sale to a European client, Akoya is the fifth yacht in this very successful class. Our semi-custom yachts are the ideal platform for owners who like to design, personalise and enjoy their own yacht in less time.”

Image: Dick Holthuis