Heesen Yachts Launched The 37m Superyacht Perle Noire

By on July 16, 2010

Heesen Yachts have delivered the superyacht Perle Noire (ex-Willpower) for her owners. The 37 metre motor yacht Perle Noire (hull number 14537) is the ninth in the 3700 series, whose forbear was delivered in 2004.

Perle Noire

The Superyacht Perle Noire is an all-aluminium hard chine vessel with the ability to reach a maximum speed of 31 knots powered by two MTU 16V 4000 M90 diesel engines.

Perle Noire

Perle Noire was styled by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. He said: “Her sleek and elegant lines are particularly attractive in this Super Jet black hull.”

Perle Noire

Her interior designer, Gabriel Bernardi of London Interior, who conceived a timeless elegant décor for Perle Noire, explains: “My inspiration for this interior and most of my interiors in general, is this incredibly sophisticated era between the two world wars, where style and entertainment took position over outward displays of wealth. Craftsmanship, style, beauty and above all charm were important ingredients to life and people had an aesthetic appreciation and were rarely vulgar. The boat has been built and fitted out with the family’s comfort in mind, and as such every effort has been made to achieve a finish and level of comfort way above standard boat-building specifications. In place of the standard, fixed joinery, handmade, free-standing furniture has been used, all made by British cabinet makers, using traditional techniques.”

Perle Noire

Ten guests can be accommodated in Perle Noire’s five cabins. The owner’s suite is located forward on the main and the four guests cabins – three large doubles and a twin-bunked children’s cabin all with private ensuite shower rooms – are positioned on the lower deck. The wheelhouse is located on the mezzanine deck and features a convertible corner sofa, which can be transformed into a bed, ideal for long passages.

Perle Noire

Guests can enjoy life at sea in three exterior social areas: the partially sheltered aft cockpit; the vast sundeck with its comfortable sitting area and a convivial bar adjacent to the spa pool at its forward end. Guests can take the sun on the large mattresses located in front of the wheel house.

Perle Noire

Perle Noire will be on show at the Cannes Festival de la Plaisance from the 8th until the 13th of September 2010.

The tenth yacht in the 3700 series, YN 15437, is due for delivery in the summer of 2011

Specifications of the Perle Noire (ex-Willpower):

Length Overall: 37,30 m/122’4″
Beam: 7,50 m/24’7”
Draft: 2.20 m/7’2”
Hull Material: Aluminium
Superstructure: Aluminium
Displacement: 150 tons
Classification: ABS  A1 Yachting Service, AMS. Large Yacht Code LY2 / MCA
Engines: 2x MTU 16V 4000 M90 2,600 HP/1,939 KW total
Max Speed: 31 knots
Range: 2,000 at 12 knots
Guests: 10
Crew: 7
Fuel Capacity: 33,000 l/8,700 gal
Water Capacity : 8,000 l/2,100 gal

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Related links:
Heesen Yachts
Omega Architects
London Interior

Photo: heesenshipyards.nl