Yachts

Outfitting of Heesens Latest 47m MY/Ruya Gets Under Way

Heesen Yachts has announced the outfitting phase of its latest Project Ruya which is due for delivery in March 2017.

Project Ruya, a 47m full-displacement yacht just under the 500GT threshold, is the epitome of luxurious comfort: zero-speed stabilisers ensure maximum comfort at anchor, while her well-engineered steel hull with bulbous bow provides smooth and safe cruising in all sea conditions. Two MTU 8V 4000 diesel engines will power Ruya up to a top speed of 15 knots with a transatlantic range of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.

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No less than 180 square metres of exterior deck space provide Ruya’s owners and guests with al fresco dining in two main areas: on the 85-sqm sundeck, or on the upper deck aft terrace. More exterior seating and lounging zones can be found on the main aft deck and foredeck.

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The transom door folds down to create a large swim platform that provides easy access to water. Inside the stern garage there is room for a 6.5m tender and 3m wave runner.

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Twelve guests will be accommodated in 5 staterooms. The master suite, with its adjacent study and grandiose bathroom with central tub, is located on the main deck forward. The remaining cabins (two twins each with a Pullman fold down bed and two doubles, all with ensuite bathrooms) can be found on the lower deck.

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The award-winning Bannenberg & Rowell studio has been selected to create Ruya’s unique interior design that will be handcrafted by the carpenters at Heesen Yachts Interiors.

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“We took the idea of movement as the foundation for the new interior concept for Project Ruya,” Dickie Bannenberg comments, “so expect a taut muscular and fluid design with sporty, hi-tech finishes. The ambience will be fresh and light with textiles, carpets and graphics discreetly referencing themes of energy, direction and progress. We feel this is synonymous with Heesen’s progressive and contemporary brand values, and that Project Ruya will be a worthy complement to the Heesen fleet. She is our fifth collaboration with the yard in its popular 47m class.”

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Heesen’s solid finances means the shipyard is able to anticipate the construction of new projects in order to significantly reduce delivery times. Project Ruya is currently available for purchase and will be ready for delivery in March 2017 after intensive sea trials in the North Sea.

Steve Johnson

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