Heesen’s Continued Success: Project Alida Has Sold
Dutch superyacht builder Heesen has announced the successful sale of YN 17755, also known as Project Alida. Project Alida was purchased by an experienced boater and introduced to the Heesen brand by a boutique new yacht construction firm in Fort Lauderdale, The New Yachts Company. Project Alida is a steel hulled, 55m fast-displacement yacht that comes in at 740 gross tons.
Miami based design firm RADYCA is responsible for Project Alida’s interior and collaborating closely with Heesen to ensure that the owner’s plan for simplicity, comfort and warmth is incorporated into all spaces onboard. The owner understands the combination of luxury, relaxation and entertainment while yachting and RADYCA is creating a refined interior that reflects these values. The materials of choice inside include open-grain white oak, taupe and grey leathers, wool carpet, textured suedes, White Arabescato and Grecale brown marble to create a pleasing contrast.
Interior accommodations include 6 staterooms total, 5 for guests located on the lower deck and a master suite forward on the main deck. The lower deck VIP guest room is also a full beam arrangement providing plenty of space for relaxation.
Omega Architects are responsible for Project Alida’s clean, bold and distinctive exterior lines. The overhang from the pilothouse which is referred to as a “shark tooth” design combined with expansive glass and floor to ceiling windows that are uninterrupted by structural support complete Project Alida’s bold character. She is designed to hold tenders on the fore-deck which opens up the lazarette to convert into a beach club for relaxation while at anchor.
With a hull designed in collaboration between Van Oossanen Naval Architects and Heesen’s in house engineering team Project Alida performs on the same high level as her fast displacement sister-ships and other Heesen yachts. At 13 knots Project Alida has a cruising range of 4,500 nautical miles, drop the throttle to 12 knots and range increases to an incredible 5,400 nautical miles. The twin MTU engines will propel Project Alida to a top speed of 16 knots.
Project Alida is scheduled to begin sea trials in the North Sea ahead of her delivery by July of 2017.