Project Ayla launched


Heesen has launched its new 50 metre flagship Project Ayla, now christened White by its owner.

The yacht has set sail from the Heesen Shipyard in Oss. It is travelling to the North Sea to undergo testing before being delivered to its owner in April.

The yacht is an all-aluminium construction coming in under the 500 tonnes threshold. It is designed by Omega Architects’ Frank Laupman.

White was built on speculation by the shipyard but was bought back in October last year. It was offered up by UK brokerage Abberley Luxury Yachts. The yacht has been launched according to schedule.

The aluminium class yacht features interior by Italian designer Christiano Gatto, with whom the owners to help personalise the new yacht. The interior is inspired by the work of French interior designer Jean-Michel Frank.

The yacht accommodates 12 guests in six cabins, this includes an owner’s cabin on the main deck, a full-beam VIP guest room below deck, two double staterooms and two twin cabins.

White is expected to be in the owner’s hands by April. Building the yacht on spec meant the yacht could be delivered faster from when the order was placed.

Yacht specifications:

Overall length: 49.80 metres

Yacht type: Semi-displacement

Beam: nine metres

Draft: 2.51 metres

Max Speed at 50% load: 23 knots

Range at 11 knots: 3,100nm

Guests: 12

Cabins: Full-beam owner’s stateroom, Full-beam VIP cabin, two double guest cabins and two twin guest cabins