heesen hull elite living africaHeesen has announced that the hull and superstructure of YN 19150 Project Electra were joined together at the facility in Oss

Electra is the second in the 50 metre 5000 class, which features an FDHF hull and hybrid propulsion. 

Following the success of her award-winning predecessor - YN 17850 Home - Project Electra brings together performance and efficiency by using the slippery Fast Displacement Hull Form with Heesen’s innovative hybrid solution, which combines diesel and electric propulsion.

It is a ‘hybrid’   business methodology that offers the possibility of reduced build times and economic savings for clients while delivering cutting edge systems and full-custom options.

Tthe hybrid power and propulsion system offers an alternative to traditional diesel engine arrangement. It's quieter and more fuel efficient, while also offering cost-reducing benefits and flexible power management, as the yacht can be operated in four different cruising modes: hybrid, economic, cruising and boost. 

Designed by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects, his vision was to create a bold exterior design where aesthetics meet functionality. The vertical bow with spray rails is not only on-trend, it also serves a practical purpose by providing progressive buoyancy when carving through waves. The bow shape also means the crew accommodation can be set further forward.

There is ample room on the yacht, accomodating twelve guests in five lower deck suites and a master stateroom located on the main deck forward. The interior design is by Cristiano Gatto, whose décor integrates organic shapes and emphasises the indoor-outdoor connection with deep and low furniture, allowing the guests to fully enjoy the panoramic vistas from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Project Electra is available for delivery in April 2020.