Heesen 47m superyacht project Ruya ready for outfitting

The 47 metre Heesen project Ruya with hull number YN 17947 has been moved into the Dutch yard’s main shed for finishing and outfitting. Ruya is designed by Omega Architects as a full displacement yacht with steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with Heesen’s engineering team taking care of the naval architecture.

Once completed, Ruya will feature a total of 180 square metres of deck space for her guests, with a massive 85-sqm sundeck area. Spacious and comfortable exterior seating areas will be found on all aft decks with an additional lounge space located on the foredeck.

Ruya’s interior is the work of British design studio Bannenberg & Rowell, a vision which will be executed by Heesen’s in-house carpentry and interior team. Twelve guests will be comfortably accommodated in 4 guest staterooms on the lower deck as well as a luxurious master suite complete with study and opulent en suite, located forward on main deck.

Dickie Bannenberg gives us an idea of what is to be expected of the interior from their fifth project with Heesen in the popular 47 metre series. "We took the idea of movement as the foundation for the new interior concept for Project Ruya,” he says. "Expect a taut muscular and fluid design with sporty, hi-tech finishes. The ambience will be fresh and light with textiles, carpets and graphics discreetly referencing themes of energy, direction and progress. We feel this is synonymous with Heesen's progressive and contemporary brand values.”

Fitted with two MTU 8V 4000 engines, Ruya will be able to rech a top speed of 15 knots and cross the Atlantic with miles to spare thanks to a 4,000nm range at 12 knots.

The project is currently for sale, presenting a unique opportunity for a client to purchase a brand new yacht, with an expected delivery time of March 2017.

By Charl van Rooy, photos by Dick Holthuis



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