YN20457 Project AkiraDelivery: 31 May 2024
When approaching the yacht from the stern, the unique design is immediately apparent. A distinctive concave shape sets the vessel apart from all other yachts in port. Neatly integrated with the upwards curve of the upper overhangs and repeated elsewhere in the yacht’s consistent design language, it is a key striking feature of the exterior.
One large leap forward
Long, sleek and with the dynamism of an animal on the hunt, the yacht’s drawn out forward lines give it a stealthy appearance. Stretched angular shapes keep the eye-line low, creating the sense of a fast, energetic and commanding design.
"We added a touch of aggression by way of sharp angles. The overall effect is the look of a leaping animal."
A sporty yacht with optical length
Fast, sleek and spacious, Akira is set to thrill speed enthusiasts and design aficionados alike. The first in Heesen’s new 57m Aluminium Class with FDHF, she reaches a rapid top speed of 22 knots. Defined by a shapely silhouette that includes an elongated profile and a completely new scoop-shaped stern, her beauty lies within the elegant and contemporary design, wrapped up in a high-volume 750GT.
The use of structural and decorative glass enhances the indoor-outdoor connection with the surrounding nature. In relation to modern lifestyle, it is all about the view out and maximising the long expansive views from any point on the yacht. From an interior design perspective, Harrison Eidsgaard has conceived a versatile canvas, on which clients can personalise the feel and design of the yacht as late on in the process as possible without affecting the programme and delivery schedule.
Large windows are the leitmotif througout the yacht. In the master bathroom the freestanding bath is strategically positioned by the window to enjoy the views and relax while soaking after a long day at sea.
Lounging close to the water
With tenders and toys conveniently located on the foredeck, the lazarette is arranged as a luxurious, light-filled lounge space by the water's edge. Raised sumptuous sofas allow guests to lay down at water level, giving the impression of floating on the surface of the sea.
"The whole premise of the design is about the view – indoor outdoor living is the primary driver."
Akira’s inviting interior has been designed in harmony with her sweeping exterior lines. A free-flowing layout optimised for guests’ experience creates maximum space with minimal effort. Environmentally friendly fabrics, such as wood and leather sit side-by-side with sumptuous materials and high-grade finishes, including metallic accents, dark pewter and glossy veneers. Conceived by British design studio Harrison Eidsgaard, the result is a warm ambience in a contemporary setting.
Hull type: FDHF
Exterior design: Omega Architects
Interior design: Harrison Eidsgaard
Length over all: 56.70 metres / 186 feet
Beam over all: 10.60 metres / 34 feet 9 inches
Draft (half load): 2.30 metres / 7 feet 6 inches
Tonnage: approx. 780 GT
Cabins: Full-beam owner’s stateroom, two double guest suites and two twin guest suites
Maximum speed (half load): 22 knots
Range: 3,900Nm at 13 knots
Fuel capacity: 80,000 litres / 21,130 US Gallons
Fresh water: 24,000 litres / 6,340 US Gallons
Main engines: 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M65L (IMO Tier III)
Maximum power: 2 x 2,560kW
Main generators: 2 x Zenoro, each 175kW
Bowthruster: ZF-Marine 125kW, electrically driven
Stabilisers: Naiad Dynamics, 2 fins, type 925, zero speed
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