Heesen Yachts has launched AURELIA, the tenth hull in the 37metre series built by the Dutch shipyard. The unusual interior and exterior design befits an Owner with a passion for sports and racing cars. The exterior paint scheme is inspired by Gulf Racing colors and includes a racing style number 10 decal, a reference to the hull number and the performance capabilities of this luxury yacht.
In fact the whole yacht is inspired by racing cars: the name AURELIA is a tribute to the first ever GT Lancia Aurelia. The theme is integrated into interior spaces where cabins are named after racing car designers and the palette is vibrant. Dobroserdov Design, the firm responsible for the paint scheme, even repeated the 10 decal on the 14 foot Castoldi tender.
Heesen Yachts fully customized AURELIA for the Owner who changed the standard floor plan to create additional space for guests and crew. Notable features include the main salon with dining area and cozy lounge space with L-shaped sofa, two armchairs and an eco friendly fire place fueled by Bio Ethanol. According to interior designer Simon Rowell, of the design firm Bannenberg & Rowell, the contemporary, streamlined, slightly masculine aesthetic was inspired by the Dunhill cigarette lighter.
AURELIA accommodates eight guests in the master suite forward on the main deck and in three double guest suites on the lower deck. Bertone (orange Lamborghini), Pininfarina (red Ferrari), and Zagato (green Aston Martin) are the racecar designers who inspired the décor of the guest cabins. AURELIA also offers superb sunny and shaded exterior social areas for exquisite outdoor living.
AURELIA has a lightweight, aluminum hull and powered by two MTU 16V 4000 M90 diesel engines reaches a thrilling speed of 30 knots. The yacht will be on display at the Cannes Festival de la Plaisance beginning September 6, 2011.
LOA: 122 ft
Beam: 24.6 ft
Draft: 2.2 ft
Fuel: 8000 gal
Water: 2200 gal
Engines: 2 x MTU 16V4000M90, diesel engines
Stabilizers: 2 x Seakeeper Model 21000 Gyro stabilizers
Maximum speed: 30 kts
Range: 1900 Nm