Delivery day is a treasure for any owner. But, it held a little extra-special symbolism for the owner of the new Heesen Masa. Since her name translates to “diamond” from Arabic, she was a treasure indeed.
Masa, the ex-Project Aster, is the latest delivery from the Heesen 5000 Aluminium Class. With an LOA of 163 feet (49.8 meters), she is a semi-displacement megayacht emphasizing swift speed and, of course, accommodations for up to 12. Twin MTU 16V 4000 Series engines are aboard, a good power punch. Heesen says Masa actually exceeded her contractually guaranteed maximum speed of 23 knots (at half load) during sea trials. The North Sea saw moderate sea conditions over the two-day sea trials. Regardless, the megayacht should also enjoy a range of 3,100 nautical miles, when cruising at a modest 11 knots.
To outfit the interior, the owner of Masa turned to Cristiano Gatto Design. Sophisticated touches such as silver leaf overhead characterize the relaxation areas. In addition, the design studio incorporated curved furnishings, as well as brushed spruce. The overall ambiance is tranquil, without being too sedate.
Similar to her predecessors in the Heesen 5000 Aluminium Class series, Masa has a main-deck master suite. Furthermore, she has a full-beam VIP stateroom, two doubles, and two twins below decks. Maximum beam is 29’5” (9 meters). Similar, too, Masa has abundant areas on her sundeck for the owner and guests to enjoy. Sunpads, dining, and loose lounges spread out over about 754 square feet (70 square meters).
Masa is indulging in a little Mediterranean cruising on her maiden voyage. If you see her, you’ll surely also see two diamond shapes representing the two As in her nameboard on her transom and sides.
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