In just shy of a month’s time, an American takes delivery of the code-named Project Ruya. He recently bought the motoryacht, which is the latest build in the Heesen 47M series.
As per Heesen tradition, construction started on Project Ruya on spec in 2015. The Dutch builder has met with strong success with this practice. Also helping is the fact that the steel megayacht uses the same technical platform as the rest of the series. Twelve deliveries in all make up the 47M series, in fact. Therefore, Heesen expects Project Ruya to see a 15-knot max speed with MTU power. Best range should be 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.
The owner plans to put her to good use straight away this summer. Project Ruya (who surely will be christened with a more personal name) will cruise the Med through September. Heesen will then showcase her at the Monaco Yacht Show. Following that, the shipyard will showcase her stateside, at the Fort Lauderdale show.
Heesen’s in-house interiors department is finishing up the last decor touches for the owner. Back in 2015, Bannenberg & Rowell Design described the look as being powerful, yet with a light ambiance. Co-founder Dickie Bannenberg called it “a taut muscular and fluid design.” A variety of materials, including carpeting and graphics, come together “discreetly referencing themes of energy, direction, and progress.” Furthermore, “sporty, high-tech finishes” characterize the look.
Expect Project Ruya to be an outdoor lover’s platform as well. She has a 915-square-foot (85-square-meter) sundeck. She also has a tender garage. Overall, multiple options await the owner’s party of 10.
On a separate note, Heesen continues work on nearly a dozen other megayachts. They’re all set for delivery over the next two years.