If ever there were a yacht that adhered to a decor theme, it’s Heesen Yachts’ Quinta Essentia. This 180-foot (55-meter) megayacht is the first in Heesen’s new 55-meter semi-displacement series. While her name means “fifth element” in Latin, she doesn’t just bring to mind the four classical elements of air, water, earth, and fire. Quinta Essentia herself has various representations of the elements throughout her decks. Plus, she puts her own spin on what her owner considers the fifth element, this being wine.
The owner’s party and charter guests alike get their first hint of how important wine is when they see Quinta Essentia’s profile. Prominent portions of the hull and superstructure are painted a merlot-like color. It was specially made for Quinta Essentia by Awlgrip, based on a tone developed by the owner with Dobroserdov Design. It further adorns the limo tender, built by Vaudrey Miller.
While wine also comes into play in the interior, as a perfume made from vineyard grapes, the four classical elements take precedence. The color purple is used to great effect in the megayacht’s saloon and in one of the four guest staterooms to embody air, for example. The other guest staterooms echo the elements of earth (via earth tones), water (via blue tones), and fire (via red tones). The master suite, forward on the main deck and with balconies to each side, benefits from all of the elements. Rather than overwhelm the master or any of the other areas, however, the symbolic colors are used against a minimalist backdrop. Interior designers Michela Reverberi and Ken Freivokh each contributed to the decor.
Quinta Essentia obviously lets the owner and guests enjoy the water in a literal way. Her all-aluminum construction and twin 5,500-hp MTUs permit a reported 22-knot cruise and 24-knot top end. These are higher speeds that most other yachts in her size range, as they are more often than not full-displacement designs. Quinta Essentia also makes good work of harbor-hopping, enjoying a reported range of 4,500 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Quinta Essentia is booking charters in the Med next summer, for €350,000 per week (about $457,500) plus expenses. For specifics on her charter availability, fill out our contact form. In the meantime, here’s more of Quinta Essentia.