Heesen Yachts Launches Superyacht Air

By on December 24, 2010
Heesen YN 15147 Air

Heesen Yachts delivered motor yacht Air (YN 15147), the sixth vessel in the 47-metre displacement class, a design that resulted from the close collaboration of Heesen Yachts’ in house naval architects and Frank Laupman from Omega Architects, who conceived her stream-lined exterior design with its pelican beak bow – a style that is now Heesen’s very recognisable trademark.

Superyacht Air’s interior has been designed by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects, who created a classic contemporary style that makes use of ultra-modern loose furniture to create a cosy environment. The decor incorporates details in leather, brushed stainless steel and burl to make the atmosphere even warmer.

“The aim of the design was to create a high-contrast modern interior, while avoiding a cold minimalistic theme. We used beige and warm accents throughout, blending these with a black-and-white overall mood and incorporating a few elements of intrigue, such as the frosted gemstone lights set into the leather column that strikes down through the central atrium,” commented Frank Laupman.

Superyacht Air accommodates the owner and ten guests in five cabins, four of these on the lower deck, and an owner’s suite traditionally located on the forward part of the main deck. Like the owner’s suite, one of the two VIP cabins that extend across the yacht’s full-beam offers a full bathroom, while all the other guests cabins have en suite shower rooms.

The remaining two guest cabins are located on either side of a central passageway, with the cabin on the port side being a double, while to starboard is a twin cabin fitted with additional pullman beds that descend from the deckhead. For added versatility, the two single beds in this latter cabin can be easily transformed into a double. The yacht’s eight crew members are accommodated in four cabins, all provided with ensuite shower rooms, while the captain’s cabin is located on the upper deck with direct access to the bridge. The main saloon is divided into three areas, a lobby, lounge, and a formal dining area where all twelve guests are able to be seated around a rectangular table.

The 47-metre motor yacht has a top speed of 15,5 knots and an excellent range of 4.000 nm at 12 knots.

Specifications of the Air:

Length over all: 46,7 m
Beam: 8,83 m
Draft: 2,92 m
Hull: Steel
Superstructure: Aluminium
Displacement (50% load): 389 t
Gross tonnage: less then 500 GT
Speed maximum: 15,5 knots
Range at 12 knots: 4.000 Nm
Main engines: 2x MTU 20V4000M93L, each developing 4.170 kW at 2100 rpm
Naval Architect: Heesen Yachts
Exterior Designer: Heesen Yachts / Omega Architects
Interior Designer: Omega Architects

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Related links:
Heesen Yachts
Omega Architects

Photo: heesenyachts.nl