Dutch builder Heesen has announced the launch of the newest YN 18650 Project Boreas. The vessel was sold in November 2017 and due for delivery in August 2019.


Project Boreas is a 50-metre full-aluminium motor yacht just below the 500 GT threshold. Her construction begun on speculation, basing on the design and engineering platform of Nova Plus. She is trademarked with a slippery Fast Displacement Hull Form along with a draft of only 2.15 metres. 

Frank Laupman of Omega Architects is responsible for the contemporary exterior design of Project Boreas, while Mark Whiteley worked closely with the experienced Owner to create an elegant yet warm interior design. 



Stepping into the project one year into construction, the owner infused his personal touch in many details of the interior, in order to increase the connection with the outdoors. For instance the smaller overhangs of the superstructure should allow plenty of natural light into the interior. 

Furthermore, glass panels with integrated blinds have been incorporated in the roof of the sundeck to allow more light on this area. Meanwhile, the sundecks protected from the wind without impeding the views thanks to an Isinglass (clear vinyl) screen.



Project Boreas is fitted with large openable windows in the sky lounge remote control, a gym and a swim platform where two Technogym running machines are rigged on each side of a wide staircase that leads to the main deck aft.

The vessel can sleep up to twelve guests across six cabins. The master suite is located forward on the main deck,  while five guest suites lay on the lower deck.



The colour scheme of Project Boreas emphasises the general contemporary profile, with both hull and superstructure sporting a custom metallic Mountain Grey by Awlgrip. The colour makes a match the owner’s car tone. With metallic paint application being a complex procedure, the colouration process took 10 months.

Propelled by twin MTU 12V 2000 M72 engines, Project Boreas will reach a top speed of nearly 20 knots. At 12 knots, she will boast a transatlantic range of 3,750 nautical miles and a frugal fuel consumption of approximately 98 litres per hour.



For now, Project Boreas will spend some more time at the yard in Oss for commissioning. She will further undergo the sea trials at Hellevoetsluis. She will be delivered to her owners in August 2019.

Meanwhile, the yard has been recently active on the news with other projects, including the first Heesen 5000 Aluminium Class nearing completion and the delivery of 50-metre superyacht Masa.

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