Heesen sells Project Maia


Dutch Shipyard Heesen has sold its premiere 50-metre steel class vessel, Project Maia.

Maia has been sold to a serial yacht owner, who was introduced to the vessel by Ocean Independence broker Chris Collins.

The yacht is designed by UK designer Clifford Denn and is the sixth vessel the yard has sold in the past 12 months (the fourth through its Fort Lauderdale office). This sale brings the total tonnage of yachts sold by Heesen this year to 3,476GT.

Project Maia’s naval architecture and engineering were handled in-house. It has a displacement of less than 500GT and is powered by two MTU 8V4000 M63 engines, reaching a top speed of 15 knots. It will have a range of 3,800 nautical miles at its cruising speed of 12 knots.


Length: 49.90 metres
Beam: 9 metres
Draft: 2.75 metres

Architect: Heesen
Designer: Clifford Denn

Max Speed: 15 knots
Cruising speed: 12 knots
Max range at 12 knots: 3,800 nautical miles

Guests: Ten
Cabins: One stateroom, three double guest suites, one twin guest suite.