Heesen Yachts in the Netherlands has moved Project Ruya (YN 17947) to the outfitting phase. The 47m yacht is due for delivery in March 2017 after intensive sea trials in the North Sea.

Bannenberg & Rowell studio has been selected to create the interior design that will be handcrafted by the carpenters at Heesen Yachts Interiors.

“We took the idea of movement as the foundation for the new interior concept for Project Ruya, so expect a taut muscular and fluid design with sporty, hi-tech finishes,” comments Dickie Bannenberg. “The ambience will be fresh and light with textiles, carpets and graphics discreetly referencing themes of energy, direction and progress. We feel this is synonymous with Heesen’s progressive and contemporary brand values. She is our fifth collaboration with the yard in its popular 47m class,” he concludes.

Project Ruya is a full-displacement yacht just under the 500gt and will be powered by two MTU 8V 4000 diesel engines to provide a top speed of 15 knots with a transatlantic range of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.

She has been designed to accommodate 12 guests in five staterooms. The master suite, with its adjacent study and bathroom with central tub, is located on the main deck forward. The remaining cabins (two twins each with a Pullman fold down bed and two doubles, all with ensuite bathrooms) are on the lower deck.

Other features include more than 180sq m of exterior deck space to provide al fresco dining in two main areas: on the 85-sqm sundeck, or on the upper deck aft terrace. The design also offers more exterior seating and lounging zones on the main aft deck and foredeck.

A folding transom door creates a large swim platform for easy access to water. Inside the stern garage there is room for a 6.5m tender and 3m wave runner.

In addition, Heesen says in a statement that its solid finances means the shipyard is able to anticipate the construction of new projects in order to significantly reduce delivery times.