Heesen Yachts launches Project Aura

Heesen Yachts has announced the launch of YN 19650 Project Aura at the Oss facility on 17th December 2021. Delivery of the motor yacht is scheduled for the end of April 2022.

Inspired by classic automotive design elements, Clifford Denn drew the flowing lines of this 50-metre (164-foot) bluewater motor yacht. A sturdy round-bilge steel hull makes Project Aura ideal for long passages, and offers maximum comfort in all sea conditions. Two MTU 8V4000 M63 engines give her a top speed of 15 knots and a range of 3,800 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots.

The owners and their team are working closely with Reymond Langton to customise the interior to suit their taste and family lifestyle. Project Aura sleeps ten guests in five luxurious staterooms, with the master suite located forward on the main deck, and the remaining guest cabins on the lower deck.

Arthur Brouwer, CEO at Heesen, commented, “2021 has been a very exciting year for our shipyard, not only for our many sales successes, which will keep us busy for years to come but also for the milestones we achieved in the construction of our yachts. Today, we are celebrating the technical launch of this beautiful 50m. Project Aura is the fifth yacht launched this year.”

Captain Billy Lockhart, owner’s representative, said, “The launch has always been the most important milestone in a boat’s history, ever since sailors first went to sea. For us, as the new crew of Aura, the pride and excitement we feel watching this new build take that step is no different. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of this journey with the Heesen shipyard and its incredible people. We look forward to the boat’s completion and the voyages and experiences we have in store together.”

YN 19650 Project Aura will remain at the shipyard in Oss for the commissioning of her main systems, before heading for Hellevoetsluis to undergo intensive tests in the rough waters of the North Sea.

For more information, visit Heesen Yachts.


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