Heesen Yachts managed to launch five yachts in 2021. In December, the fifth, 50-metre YN 19650 Project Aura, hit the water. The below 500 GT motor yacht will remain at the shipyard in Oss for the commissioning of its main systems, before heading for trials on the North Sea. Delivery is scheduled for the end of April.

In spite of the challenges imposed by the pandemic, Heesen says it has remained on schedule with the yacht’s build thanks to the resilience of its workforce, the reliability of the supply chain, and top-notch Dutch organisation.

‘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,’ says Arthur Brouwer, Heesen CEO. ‘Today, we are celebrating the technical launch of this beautiful 50-metre. Project Aura is the fifth yacht launched this year.’

2021 also saw the launch of 50-metre Project Aquamarine in January, 50-metre Project Altea in March, 60-metre Project Falcon in August and 80-metre Project Cosmos in November.

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Project Aura design

Inspired by classic automotive design elements, Clifford Denn drew the flowing lines of this 50-metre bluewater motor yacht. A sturdy round-bilge steel hull makes it ideal for long passages, and offers maximum comfort in all sea conditions. Two MTU 8V4000 M63 engines give it a top speed of 15 knots and a range of 3800 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots. The yacht with a steel displacement hull remains under the 500 GT threshold.

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 staterooms, with the master suite located forward on the main deck, and the remaining guest cabins on the lower deck.

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