Heesen’s Project Ayla launched and named M/Y White


Sea trials are next

Dutch yard Heesen Yachts has launched the 50m superyacht known as Project Ayla.

She will be named M/Y White and will undergo sea trials in the North Sea prior to her delivery date scheduled for April 2018.


She is part of the part of the successfull 5000 Aluminium series and was built on speculation. The yacht was sold in Octomber 2017.

The interior has been designed by Cristiano Gatto, while the exterior style is the work of Frank Laupman from the Omega Architects studio.


Gatto created bespoke pieces of furniture for the main saloon and sky lounge, which are both exquisite and highly distinctive additions to White’s interior. A versatile round coffee table in glossy ebony, stainless steel and leather features a convertible top that adapts to requirements – either an ice bucket for grand entertaining or leather tray for sophisticated living, while the custom-designed sofas with Loro Piana upholstery has armrests that encompass bookshelves.

M/Y White can accommodate 12 guests in six cabins, including the main deck owner's suite.

The yacht features a lot of exterior relaxation areas with four al fresco dining areas including the sundeck. The stylists have used decorative fabrics from Hermès for the relaxation areas.


Power is provided by two MTU 16V 4000 diesel engines for a top speed of 23 knots. Cruising at 11 knots, she will have maximum range of 3,200 nautical miles.