Heesen Yachts announces the delivery of the sixth vessel in the 47-Metre displacement class, AIR, a dynamic design with a streamlined exterior and pelican beak bow that has become a Heesen trademark. The yacht’s elegant superstructure combined with the sloped wheelhouse windows gives AIR a particularly sleek appearance.
AIR features interior design by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects, who created a classic contemporary style that makes use of ultra-modern loose furniture to create a stylish yet cozy environment. The décor incorporates details in leather, brushed stainless steel and burl wood to make the atmosphere even warmer.
Frank Laupman comments: “The aim of the design was to create a high-contrast modern interior, while avoiding a cold minimalist theme. We used beige and warm accents throughout, blending these with a black-and-white overall mood and incorporating a few elements of intrigue, such as the frosted gemstone lights set into the leather column that strikes down through the central atrium.”
For strategic wood finishes, Laupman chose Japanese elm (Sen) veneer, an exotic pale timber whose strong veins have been brushed and lacquered in satin gloss, and skillfully positioned these adjacent to a darker American walnut to create a sophisticated and at the same time natural atmosphere.
Luxury superyacht AIR accommodates the owner and ten guests in five staterooms, four of these on the lower deck, with the full beam master suite traditionally located on the forward part of the main deck. Two guest suites are located on either side of a central passageway, with a double suite on the port side and to starboard a twin fitted with additional Pullman beds that descend from the deckhead. For added versatility, the two single beds can be easily transformed into a double.
Notable on AIR is the theatre room located on the upper deck, equipped with a 103″ HD Plasma Screen complemented by a full 7.1 Steinway Lyngdorf Audio System. This unique audio installation, designed specifically for AIR, includes two flagship Model D speakers standing nearly 7 feet tall. Together with the center and four surround speakers, they are hand-finished in the same high-gloss black piano finish used on Steinway & Sons pianos and are accented with 24k gold. Completing the system are five Dual Woofers, three located below the plasma screen and two custom-built woofers in the deckhead to the rear. The system uses 6.400 Watts of power to provide flawless reproduction of music and movie sound tracks.
Predecessors to AIR include the extremely popular Caribbean based luxury charter yacht BLIND DATE, and the prolific yard has an additional three 47-meter yachts in build that are scheduled for delivery in 2012.
Maximum speed: 15.5 knots
Range: 4,000 nm
Engines: 2 x MTU 20V4000M93L
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