Performance, power and pace
Cutting-edge naval architecture and smart engineering are trademarks of all Heesen yachts, but even more so for YN 19550 Project Altea. At 50 metres in length and below 500GT with a shallow draft, this yacht arguably possesses the most efficient hull form in her class. The FDHF hull design devised by Dutch hydrodynamicists Van Oossanen has been engineered by Heesen’s in-house naval architects to deliver speed, performance, a high degree of comfort in all sea conditions and unparalleled fuel efficiency throughout the full spectrum of speeds. Built in lightweight aluminium to the highest tolerances by Heesen’s talented welding team, Project Altea displaces approximately 320 tons.
Project Altea’s contemporary profile is characterised by a long waterline and floor-to-ceiling windows. A gently reversed stem with spray rails gives her a distinctive look, providing fast yet highly efficient performance thanks to a Fast Displacement Hull Form and a draft of just 2.15 metres.
Dining al fresco
The spacious terrace on the bridge deck aft is the perfect setting for al fresco dining. The custom-designed expandable table seats up to twelve guests. Integrated settees and armchairs from Italian designer Cristiano Gatto’s Limitless collection offer the ideal setting for a pre-dinner aperitif and evening nightcap. The absence of fashion plates and the open bulwarks create an unrestricted setting in which to enjoy uninterrupted views.
Functional layout for effortless open-air living
Dedicated areas for lounging and sunbathing are on the fore, top and aft decks. Project Altea’s design provides exceptional deck space to enjoy open-air living at its fullest.
Relaxing by the club water’s edge
An open-plan fixed swim platform with a wide central staircase for easy access completes the beach club setup, providing a quiet retreat for water-side relaxation and the ultimate setting for watersports enthusiasts.
Interior design. Intimate and relaxing
Renowned designer Cristiano Gatto has created an intimate and tranquil ambiance to help guests relax after an active day at sea. Bespoke furniture in organic shapes blend seamlessly with refined designer pieces by Minotti, Giorgetti, Flexform and Promemoria. Warm walnut veneers, soft matt finishes and a unique, custom-designed, hand-tufted carpet by Luxury Pride create a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere on board. Project Altea offers indoor living in full comfort.
Main saloon dining. Panoramic vistas
The 65-square-metre main saloon dining area is flooded with natural light thanks to a bank of floor-to-ceiling windows that offer unobstructed views onto the horizon. The twelve-person formal dining table and surrounding space present the ideal opportunity for socialising and fine dining. The masterful use of mirrors inside the main saloon provide a sense of space and a magnify the connection to the outdoors. The seating area leads directly out to the main deck aft.
Sky lounge. A veranda onto the sea
The sky lounge is one of the most outstanding areas on board, with floor-to-ceiling windows like a veranda overlooking the ocean. Designed for owners and guests to unwind and relax, it features a glass sliding door that leads onto the aft deck, a borderless environment between indoors and out.
Owner’s stateroom. A natural retreat
Located forward on the main deck, a wide corridor leads down the starboard side into the Owner’s stateroom, which includes a dedicated office space and a seating area. Floor-to-ceiling windows on either side create a bright and airy space, accentuating the tactile walnut panels, exquisite fabrics and custom carpet. Here the design, textures and colour palette work in harmony to area. Floor-to-ceiling windows on either side create a make the space inviting, intimate and relaxing.
Airy and light, the full beam suite provides a spacious retreat for owners. The en-suite bathroom represents a transition between the exciting outdoor life and the tranquillity of the interior. Indirect lighting, titanium travertine stone and a generous shower with settee offer the perfect space for the Owner to refresh and cool off before enjoying serene time indoors.
Main deck atrium - a warm welcome aboard
The main deck atrium creates an elegant welcome space for owners and guests. Warm walnut panelled walls blend with a caramel Flexstone laminated marble back wall to create a hospitable and inviting look. Floating stairs underpin the stylish design language throughout the interior. The open area leads directly through to the saloon and onto the main deck, providing the perfect natural transition from interior to outdoors.
Guest suites. Smart layout
The lower deck is home to five welcoming guest suites. Two twin and two double suites complement the full beam VIP suite, providing ample space for privacy and relaxation.
Wellness area. Wellbeing on board
Equipped with a sauna and bathroom with shower, the wellness area offers a model space for training and rejuvenating after a day at sea.