Heesen Yachts has found an owner for YN 18050, also known as Project Alba, a 164-foot yacht whose keel was laid in March 2015.
Project Alba is a semi-displacement design that Heesen says will have the largest volume of any yacht her size. Top speed is expected to be 23 knots, driven by a pair of 3,862 bhp MTU engines.
Francesco Paszkowski is the designer, with Project Alba being his third collaboration with Heesen in the 50-meter semi-displacement range.
“The interior design, we created with Margherita Casprini,” Paszkowski stated in a press release. “We played with contrasting colors, light and dark, and lacquered surfaces and finishes to further emphasize the airy brightness of the interior. Natural leather and stone were selected to create a warm and welcoming ambience and provide a coherent style throughout the yacht.”
Giving credit where it’s due: Sales broker Arne Ploch at Camper & Nicholsons International represented the buyer in the deal, which was completed before the New Year’s holiday.
Several contracts on the books: Project Alba was the third new build that Heesen brought under contract in 2015, bringing the total to 10 yachts under construction at the shipyard with deliveries planned through 2018.
Learn more about Project Alba: visit www.heesenyachts.com.