While winter still had its grips on Europe last month, the team at Heesen Yachts was warming up with thoughts of summertime cruising. The shipyard opened up its floodable interior bay to let Project Altea float on her lines for the first time.
Announced last spring, the 163’4” (49.8-meter) megayacht is part of the shipyard’s 50M FDHF (Fast Displacement Hull Form) series. Previous deliveries in the same all-aluminum series include Home and Nova Plus. Due to her engineering platform, she should see a 3,750-nautical-mile range at 12 knots. The twin MTU powerplants should additionally allow a 19½-knot top speed. Project Altea therefore should suit both those who like a little skip in their step as well as leisurely travels. The yacht is for sale, a spec build.
For the interior accommodations for an owner’s party of 12, Heesen partnered with Cristiano Gatto Design. Light, natural tones and materials appear throughout the yacht, from the skylounge (with a bar) to the saloon (with full-height sliding glass doors leading out to side decks). Of course, you can make changes if you so wish. Regardless, in total, 3,767 square feet (350 square meters) of interior lounging and relaxing space are yours to enjoy.
Sea trials will take place in early May, so that the megayacht can complete delivery for the summer season.
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