Heesen’s Project Ayla Moves Forward

Heesen Yachts has joined the hull and superstructure of the 164-foot Project Ayla.

Heesen Yachts, Project Ayla, Superyacht
Project Ayla is a twin propeller, semi-displacement superyacht.Dick Holthuis

Heesen Yachts has joined the hull and superstructure of YN 18250, a 164-foot aluminum motoryacht dubbed Project Ayla, with exterior design by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects.

Twin MTU 16V Series 4000 engines have been installed, with an expected maximum speed of 23 knots. At 11 knots, Project Ayla is expected to have a range of 3,200 nautical miles.

The interior décor will be by Cristiano Gatto. It is being called “minimalist chic, a contemporary interpretation of New Deco style inspired by the work of Jean-Michel Frank.”

More Project Ayla details: She’ll have zero-speed stabilizers, accommodations for 12 guests in six staterooms and a 750-square-foot sundeck.

Expected delivery date: April 2018, following sea trials planned for the North Sea.

Follow the Project Ayla construction at the Heesen website.

Heesen Yachts, Project Ayla, Superyacht
The Heesen superyacht is 164 feet LOA.Dick Holthuis
Heesen Yachts, Project Ayla, Superyacht
Project Ayla's exterior design is by Omega Architects and interior design is by Cristiano Gatto.Dick Holthuis
Heesen Yachts, Project Ayla, Superyacht
Project Ayla's hull and superstructure were joined in December 2016.Dick Holthuis
Heesen Yachts, Project Ayla, Superyacht
Project Ayla's expected delivery date is April 2018.Dick Holthuis