50-metre Heesen superyacht project Ayla launched and named White

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Magomed Khamatkhanov
February 19, 2018

Dutch yard Heesen has announced that 49.8 metre superyacht previously known under codename Project Ayla is launched and christened White at its Oss shipyard on 8th of February. White was originally built on speculation, but has been bought one year into construction in October, 2017.

White is from Heesen's 5000 Aluminium series class, with a gross tonnage below 500GT - the limit which is currently continuing to influence yacht design, comes with exterior styling from repetitive Heesen Yachts collaborator Frank Laupman and his Omega Architects studio, and the yard describes the look as “an emblem of sporty elegance”. The superyacht sundeck is measuring 70 square metres and has been fitted out with decorative fabrics from Hermes. The other highlights on the upper deck are the spa pool, surrounded by sunpads, and the full-service bar area. The fast and comfortable hull was created by the yard’s in-house naval architects.

The accommodation up to 12 guests in 6 cabins, including a main deck owner’s cabin, full-beam VIP below decks, 2 double staterooms and 2 twin cabins, all with their own private en-suite bathrooms.

Power comes from twin MTU 16V4000 engines, reaching top speed of 23 knots and 11 knots economic speed with range of 3,200 nautical miles.

White's sea trials procedure will be held at the North Sea. Delivery is scheduled on April, 2018.

Another superyacht project at the Dutch yard is the recently sold 60 metre Project Falcon.

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