Heesen Yachts has revealed its latest 5000 class yacht, Project Altea. This fifty-metre Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) aluminium motor yacht below 500 gross tonnage is the second yacht built on the design and engineering platform of Nova Plus.

Altea is said to offer fast and efficient performance thanks to its FDHF aluminium hull with a shallow draft of just 2.15 metres. Frank Laupman of Omega Architects created the exterior design characterised by a long waterline and floor-to-ceiling windows. A gently reversed stem with spray rails gives it a distinctive look.

Two MTU 12V 2000 M72 main engines of 1080 kilowatts each allow for a top speed of 19.5 knots. The yacht will have a range of 3750 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots.


The yacht offers accommodation for twelve guests in six staterooms and nine crew in five cabins. The interior was designed by Italian designer Cristiano Gatto. Heesen Interiors has recently completed the interior mock-up to allow potential clients to get a real feel for materials, finishes and lighting exactly as they will be built.

In addition, the one-to-one mock-up offers the opportunity to test and perfect the precise engineering behind the interior construction. This will result in more rigorous and efficient construction and installation timings.

Heesen Yachts builds a lot of its yachts on spec, which the company says is key to its commercial success. It also ensures short delivery times. Project Altea is on schedule and available for delivery in Spring 2021.