Heesen Yachts unveils the Steel Series at Monaco Yacht Show
With the Monaco Yacht Show in full swing, we discover what owners can expect from the luxury yacht builder’s latest collaboration
Among the first to share exciting developments this week, Heesen Yachts has unveiled its latest design series – a collaboration with Harrison Eidsgaard Studio. The new Steel Series, which goes into construction next summer, has been created in response to customer demand. The company’s COO, Mark Cavendish, shared “clients are opting for simpler interiors instead of extravagant ones, the preference is now for a ‘chic but understated aesthetic.’”
The first in the series, the 50m Project Grace (YN21350), combines Heesen’s expertise with Harrison Eidsgaard’s creative flair, to offer clean-cut elegance underpinned by functionality and craftmanship. Alongside a fast displacement steel hull and top speeds of 15-16 knots, optional hybrid technology from Heesen can offer silent cruise capacity without the need for large banks of batteries. Mark expands that “Heesen’s philosophy of functional and aesthetic design [is] exemplified by the pure, relaxed and open lines on board Project Grace.”
Meanwhile, Harrison Eidsgaard’s aesthetic influence is found across the design, with touches such as sliding windows in the main saloon , chosen to provide light and fresh air across the main deck.
Peder Eisgaard explains: “Our goal is to achieve the maximum possible lifestyle space for the guests while also ensuring that the crew have the perfect working environment to deliver an exceptional experience. The profile is not radical or extravagant but refined and timeless. This is a yacht conceived to stand the test of time.”