BY APB Staff on 10 Apr 2019

Formerly known as "Project Aster", this 50m all-aluminium motoryacht boasts interiors by Cristian Gatto and exteriors by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects

Heesen launched YN 18750 at its shipyard in Oss on April 5. Formerly known as Project Aster, the Owner named his new yacht Masa.

Arcon Yachts from Monaco introduced the client and represented his interests throughout the construction.

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(Photo: Heesen Yachts)

The interior design by Cristiano Gatto celebrates the lineage of her forebears. The décor is fresh and elegant, and beautifully combines a light palette of colours with silver to create an atmosphere throughout the yacht that exudes tranquillity.

Her exterior lines, by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, embody Heesen’s DNA: the pelican-beak bow with reverse sheer and the sporty mast give Masa a very distinctive look.

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(Photo: Heesen Yachts)

Masa’s beauty does not lie exclusively in her aesthetics – her 50m all-aluminium semi-displacement hull has been designed, engineered and welded by Heesen’s in-house team to the smallest tolerances. With considered naval architecture and precision, lightweight aluminium construction, Masa will reach a rapid top speed of 23 knots thanks to two MTU 16V 4000 diesel engines. At 50 metres and coming in below 500GT, Masa perfectly combines performance, comfort, space and refined luxury.

After launching, Masa will remain in the shipyard’s harbour basin for the final elements of construction and the commissioning of her systems. For her maiden voyage, Masa will then cruise to Hellevoetsluis where she will begin her rigorous sea trials and official tests before final handover to her owners in June 2019.