The first 50m yacht in the Steel class has been sold
Dutch yard Heesen has announced the sale of the 50m Steel clas superyacht known as Project Maia.
2017 has been a record year for Heesen: Project Maia is the sixth yacht sold in the past 12 months.
Chris Collins from Ocean Independence Fort Lauderdale introduced the client, an American serial yacht owner, who spent over a year shopping for his new yacht. He fell in love with the bold profile of Project Maia and her world-cruising capabilities.
At 50 metres, Project Maia is a true blue-water motoryacht with a traditional displacement steel hull below 500GT. Her naval architecture and engineering are by Heesen’s in-house team of experts. Powered by twin MTU 8V4000 M63 diesel engines she will reach a top speed of 15 knots and will have a range of 3,800 nautical miles at the cruising speed of 12 knots.
Clifford Denn designed the exterior of the new yacht giving it a strong character, while the interiors are the work of Reymond Langton. The warm interior uses light-bleached oak and stained walnut. The yacht can accommodate ten guests in five suites.
Project Maia will be delivered in June 2018.