A call to Heesen Yachts confirms which superyachts the Dutch shipyard will be bringing to the September yacht shows in Cannes and Monaco. First up, at the Cannes boat show, the yard is brining it's latest innovative superyacht, Aurelia. Aurelia is the tenth in the successful 37metre class built by this Dutch shipyard. Styled by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, her sleek and elegant lines are enhanced by a paint scheme inspired by Gulf Racing colours, with a number 10 (that relates to the hull number) on her quarters.
In fact the whole yacht is inspired by racing cars: the name that she bears is a tribute to the first ever GT Lancia Aurelia. The theme is carried out throughout the vessel with all the cabins named after racing car designers. Nakhimov introduced Bannenberg & Rowell to the owner who was impressed by the richness of materials and elaborate details that characterise the style of this design firm and decided to hire them to create Aurelia’s interiors.
The main salon is divided in two; a dining area with a large rounded table and a cosy lounge space with an L-shaped sofa, two design armchairs and a fire place (by Australian company Eco Smart) that uses Bio Ethanol – a wonderful piece of design. “We gave it a pretty low level streamlined style, slightly masculine…inspired by the Dunhill cigarette lighter aesthetic” says Simon Rowell, from Bannenberg & Rowell.
At the Monaco Yacht Show the yard will be bringing two superyachts, Satori (above) and Quinta Essentia. With a Gross Tonnage of 499GT and a top speed of 24 knots Satori is among the world’s fastest 50 metre yachts. Built on the experience of launching seventeen 44- and 47-metre custom yachts, the hull of this new 50 metre is currently the most efficient on the market. In consultation with Van Oossanen Associates, Heesen’s in-house naval architects created a sophisticated and highly efficient hard-chine hull.
The owner appointed the award-winning French designer, Rémi Tessier to create the elegant interior of his yacht. Rémi Tessier believes that luxury lies in “the art of providing detail without ostentation and in exulting the essential”. As a result the interior of MY Satori looks extremely simple at the first glance, but as soon as the eye dwells upon the detail the extreme refinement of every single element clearly stands out.
The 55 metre superyacht Quinta Essentia was launched in March this year at the Heesen shipyard in Oss. This semi-displacement yacht represents one of the most organic superyachts built by Heesen to date, with her unique atrium-like curve in the centre and with her striking external colour scheme, designed by Dobroserdov Design, of Oyster White and Merlot Red, inspired by the owner's love for Merlot wine. Michela Reverberi decorated the interior based on a design of Ken Freivokh which incorporates sleek curves, as well as stylish custom made furniture throughout.