Dutch boatbuilder Heesen Yachts has announced the sale of Project California, the ninth yacht in its 47m displacement class.

The contract was signed thanks to a collaboration with Antoine Larricq of Fraser Yachts. Heesen’s order book now consists of 12 yachts under construction, all of which will be delivered to their owners by the end of 2015.

Like the rest of the 47m series, California’s bulbous bow was developed by Heesen’s in-house naval architects to create an ‘anti-wave’ effect for a smoother and easier passage through water. The result of this hull efficiency is a reduction of the engine power needed to achieve any given speed.

Project California’s exterior was designed by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects and her interior by Bannenberg and Rowell.

The vessel is expected to be delivered to her owner in June 2012.