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YN19550 Project Altea hits the water

Heesen is delighted to announce that the launch of YN19550, Project Altea, took place at the facility in Oss on February 19. Altea is the second yacht built on the Nova Plus design and engineering platform.


Altea, a 50-metre all-aluminium, sports a Fast Displacement Hull Form and comes in at just under the 500GT threshold. Frank Laupman of Omega Architects penned her contemporary exterior profile, with its long waterline, floor-to-ceiling windows and a purposeful profile, characterised by a gently reversed stem and chunky spray rails.

Her Dutch pedigree, short delivery time, and high-end interior design by Cristiano Gatto all came together to make Altea the perfect yacht for those clients who want to sail away in style on time for the summer season. Altea is available for delivery in June 2021.

Two 1,080kW (1,448hp) MTU 12V 2000 M72 engines will propel Altea at a top speed of 19.5 knots and a cruising range of 3,750 nautical miles at 12 knots. This fast yet highly efficient performance comes courtesy of her FDHF hull design, with its 2.15-metre draught, and ensures that she will be one of the fastest and most economical motor yachts in her class.

Six elegant staterooms will accommodate up to twelve guests, who will enjoy a total of almost 350 square metres of interior space, while five cabins are provided for a crew complement of nine. Cristiano Gatto has created a tranquil and warm interior design, which will allow the new owners to select refined and contemporary design pieces to create a rich and sophisticated atmosphere that suits their lifestyle and taste.

After the system’s commissioning, Project Altea will leave the shipyard for intensive tests in the North Sea at the beginning of May.

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