Heesen launches 50m Project Altea

Written by Charl van Rooy

Heesen Yachts has launched the 50-metre full-aluminium motor yacht Altea at its shipyard in Oss, the Netherlands last month. As the second project to be built on its efficient Nova Plus design and engineering platform, Altea is the design work of Omega Architects and Cristiano Gatto. Heesen reports that the yacht will be available for delivery in June. Heesen Project Altea yacht renderingPhoto: Heesen Yachts

Coming in at just under 500 GT, Altea is based on the familiar Fast Displacement Hull that offers increased cruising efficiency and a shallow draft. Following in the footsteps of Home and Amare II, Altea is defined by a strong profile with a vertical bow and prominent floor-to-ceiling windows set within the hull. Altea yacht launch at Heesen YachtsPhoto: Dick HolthuisHeesen Project Altea yacht renderingPhoto: Heesen Yachts

Up to 12 overnight guests can stay on board in six elegant staterooms that, together with the yacht’s two social lounge spaces, make up some 350 square metres of guest areas. Inside, Gatto created a tranquil interior that is contemporary in style with refined design pieces.Heesen Project Altea yacht renderingPhoto: Heesen YachtsHeesen 19550 Project Altea yacht layoutPhoto: Heesen YachtsHeesen Project Altea yacht renderingPhoto: Heesen Yachts

Performance wise, Altea is expected to reach a top speed of 19.5 knots in her impending sea trials on the North Sea and will be able to cover 3,750 nm at a cruising speed of 12 knots. Rated as one of the most economical yachts in her class, Altea also offers a draft of just 2.15 metres, for extended cruising options. Altea yacht launch at Heesen YachtsPhoto: Dick HolthuisHeesen Project Altea yacht renderingPhoto: Heesen YachtsHeesen 19550 Project Altea yacht layoutPhoto: Heesen Yachts

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