Heesen – Altea

In a class of her own: YN 19550 Project Altea, the latest in Heesen’s 5000 Aluminium FDHF class

Heesen – Altea–Heesen is pleased to introduce Project Altea, a 50m FDHF all aluminium motor yacht below 500GT and the second yacht built on the design and engineering platform of Nova Plus. Altea offers fast yet highly efficient performance thanks to her FDHF aluminium hull with a shallow draft of just 2.15 metres. Her contemporary exterior design, by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, showcases a profile characterised by a long waterline and floor-to-ceiling windows. A gently reversed stem with spray rails gives her a distinctive look.


Thanks to two MTU 12V 2000 M72 main engines of 1,080kW each, she will reach a top speed of 19.5 knots and will have a range of 3,750 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots. These characteristics make Project Altea one of the fastest and most economical motor yachts in her class.

Twelve guests will enjoy almost 350 square meters of interior space. They will be accommodated in six elegant staterooms and will be discreetly serviced by nine crew in five cabins. Italian designer Cristiano Gatto created a tranquil and warm interior design, a crowd-pleaser décor that invites guests to relax and unwind after an active day at sea.

Stained Canaletto and American walnut are the main veneers used for both flooring and walls. Textured leathers and custom carpets by Luxury Pride deliver a tactile experience and add a third dimension to the opulent interior design. Gatto and his team have created bespoke soft furnishings that add a sense of comfort and exclusivity. Top tier materials, such as silk and velvet, are paired with fine details and leather trims to create an elegant and unconventional contrast.

Heesen Interiors, our fine cabinetry company, recently completed the interior mock-up. Clients can now get a real feel for materials, finishes and lighting exactly as they will be built. In addition, the one-to-one mock-up offers the unique opportunity to test and perfect the precise engineering behind the sophisticated interior construction. This will result in more rigorous and efficient construction and installation timings.

Project Altea is on schedule and available for delivery in Spring 2021.

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