Aboard superyachts My Petra and Aquila in Cannes
Thursday, 8 September 2011
By Maarten Janssen
Yesterday at the Cannes Boat Show I had the chance to visit superyachts My Petra and Aquila. Both yachts are currently for sale through Camper and Nicholsons, who were kind enough to offer me detailed tours of these two beauties.
We started out on My Petra, the sixth in Heesen's semi-displacement, all-aluminium, 4400 Class. This class represents one of the most popular designs by Heesen Yachts, in collaboration with Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. Frank Laupman created both the exterior styling – with its sleek and elegant lines – and the lavish interior of this fast motor yacht. She reaches a maximum speed of 25 knots, thanks to its twin MTU 16BV 4000 M90 diesels, each delivering up to 2,720kW.
My Petra offers a large owner's suite forward on the main deck, which features a full-beam bedroom with an adjoining his-and-hers bathroom, including both a shower and bath. Eight guests can be accommodated in four cabins positioned on the lower deck, of which two are VIP cabins and two are twin cabins. All cabins have an ensuite bathroom with shower.
Aquila was launched in July 2008 and commisioned in 2009. She was designed by Sanlorenzo and Francesco Paszkowski. Powered by 2 MAN 1,100HP engines, Aquila reaches a cruising speed of 14 knots. This 27,6 metre long Sanlorenzo model has a beam of 7.15 m. She sleeps 10 guests and a crew of 4. Aquila’s tasteful decoration, and (especially) her stunning blue hull make her a boat that tickles the imagination of any yacht afficionado.Both Aquila and My Petra are currently for sale, and well worth a visit in Cannes.