50m Project Aura launched by Heesen

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The Aura project was launched at the Oss facility on December 17th. The YN 19650 is inspired by classic automotive design elements, the lines were drawn by Clifford Denn. A sturdy steel hull with round bilge makes it ideal for long passages and offers maximum comfort in all sea conditions.

The owners and their team work closely with Reymond Langton to customize the interior to suit their tastes and family lifestyle. Project Aura can accommodate ten guests in five luxurious cabins, including the master suite located forward on the main deck and the other guest cabins on the lower deck.


Two MTU 8V4000 M63 engines give it a top speed of 15 knots and a range of 3,800 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots.

“2021 has been a very exciting year for our shipyard, not only for our many commercial successes, which will keep us busy for years to come, but also for the milestones we have achieved in building our yachts. Today, we are celebrating the technical launch of this beautiful 50m. Project Aura is the fifth yacht launched this year, ”said Arthur Brouwer, CEO of Heesen.


Owner representative captain Billy Lockhart echoes: “Launching has always been the most important stage in a boat’s history, since sailors first set sail. For us, as the new Aura crew, the pride and excitement we feel seeing this new build take this milestone is no different. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of this journey with the Heesen Shipyard and its amazing people. We look forward to the completion of the boat and the trips and experiences we have in store together.


YN 19650 Project Aura will remain at the Oss shipyard for the commissioning of its main systems, before heading to Hellevoetsluis for intensive testing in the rough waters of the North Sea. Delivery is scheduled for the end of April.

Heesen Yachts is a Dutch shipbuilding company specializing in bespoke aluminum and steel superyachts from 30m to 70m. Founded in 1978, it has launched more than 170 yachts since its inception.

Credits: Heesen Yachts


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