Heesen Yachts has announced the delivery to her owners of hull number 14537, MY Perle Noire (ex Willpower), ninth in the 3700 series, whose forbear was delivered in 2004. The tenth yacht in the 3700 series, YN 15437, is due for delivery in the summer of 2011.
Perle Noire is an all-aluminium hard chine vessel with the ability to reach a maximum speed of 31 Knots powered by two MTU 16V 4000 M90 diesel engines. Styled by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects: “Her sleek and elegant lines are particularly attractive in this Super Jet black hull.”
Her interior designer, Gabriel Bernardi of London Interior, who conceived a timeless elegant décor for Perle Noire, explains: “My inspiration for this interior and most of my interiors in general, is this incredibly sophisticated era between the two world wars, where style and entertainment took position over outward displays of wealth. Craftsmanship, style, beauty and above all charm were important ingredients to life and people had an aesthetic appreciation and were rarely vulgar.
The boat has been built and fitted out with the family’s comfort in mind, and as such, every effort has been made to achieve a finish and level of comfort way above standard boat-building specifications. In place of the standard, fixed joinery, handmade, free-standing furniture has been used, all made by British cabinet makers, using traditional techniques.”
Ten guests can be accommodated in Perle Noire’s five cabins. The owner’s suite is located forward on the main and the four guests cabins – three large doubles and a twin-bunked children’s cabin all with private ensuite shower rooms – are positioned on the lower deck.
The wheelhouse is located on the mezzanine deck and features a convertible corner sofa, which can be transformed into a bed, ideal for long passages.
Guests can enjoy life at sea in three exterior social areas: the partially sheltered aft cockpit; the vast sundeck with its comfortable sitting area and a convivial bar adjacent to the spa pool at its forward end. Guests can take the sun on the large mattresses located in front of the wheelhouse.
Perle Noire will be on show at the Cannes Festival de la Plaisance from the 8th until the 13th of September 2010.