maia yachts elitelivingafricaPorject Maia from Heesen. (Photo: Heesen)Heesen has designed a new motor yacht, Project Maia (YN 18350), which features a 50 metres steel hulled, full-displacement motor yacht below the 500GT threshold.

The motoryacht, which features an exterior design by Clifford Denn and interiors by Reymond Langton, has accommodation for 10 guests in 5 staterooms, master suite on the main deck forward, four guest suites, 3 doubles and one twin on the lower deck.

Powered by two MTU 1,000 kW engines, Project Maia offers a top speed of 15 knots and will have a range of 3,800nm at cruising speed of 12 knots. At 10 knots the fuel consumption will be 95 L/h and at maximum speed (15 knots) it will be 390 L/h.

The stunning yacht designed by Clifford Denn features a simple yet complex exterior design, which is what sets Maia apart from all competitors, the yacht company states. 

Heesen’s traditional pelican bow, with its reversed sheer line, is perfectly positioned to give the yacht a timeless yet sporty look. "Clifford has made us proud by creating something refreshingly new while respecting and interpreting the Heesen family feeling," says Heesen. 

The yacht features 250 square metres of deck space split across three levels.