Heesen Yachts has announced the sale of YN 18050, Project Alba, with Arne Ploch at Camper & Nicholsons introducing the client. The yacht is already under construction at the Dutch shipyard.

Project Alba is the third contract for a new build sold by the Dutch shipyard in 2015. Heesen Yachts has 10 yachts under construction with deliveries running into 2018.

This 50m yacht demonstrates Heesen’s strengths with an efficient, aluminium, hard-chine hull, engineered by the in-house experts and crafted at the shipyard in Oss.

Heesen says Project Alba features large volume for a yacht of her size and yet she delivers top speed of 23 knots, thanks to two MTU 2,880kW engines.

The exterior lines are designed by Dutch studio Omega Architects and emphasise the yacht’s sleek naval architecture with continuous sheets of triple laminated glazing thermo-bonded to the superstructure.

Italian designer Francesco Paszkowski in collaboration with Margherita Casprini have created the interior design for Project Alba. This is Paszkowski’s third collaboration with Heesen Yachts in its 50m semi-displacement class.

Project Alba accommodates 12 guests in six staterooms. The master suite, located on the main deck forward, is equipped with a full-beam bathroom with shower stall and bathtub.

The remaining guests cabins are found on the lower deck: one VIP full beam suite is located aft, the two doubles are amidships, and the twins forward. All cabins have en-suite shower rooms.

The delivery of project Alba is scheduled for January 2018.