On May 8th, Chris Jefferies wrote the following for Boat International:
The 49.8 metre superyacht White has been delivered to her owner following the successful completion of her sea trials, Heesen Yachts has revealed
Originally built on speculation as part of the yard's 500 Aluminium class, this sleek motor yacht was sold in October 2017. (...).
Exterior styling comes courtesy of regular Heesen Yachts collaborator Frank Laupman and his Omega Architects studio, and the yard describes the look as “an emblem of sporty elegance”.
The accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests in six cabins, including a main deck owner’s cabin, full-beam VIP below decks, two further double staterooms and two twin cabins, all with their own private en-suite bathrooms.
Abberley Luxury Yachts, which represented the owner’s commercial interests during the construction phase, added, “This is the moment we have been looking forward to, and the most satisfying stage of the process for us. We are delighted with the results of White’s sea trials and await the shakedown cruise with her owners with much anticipation. We are positive that she will bring them many years of wonderful adventures at sea.”
(...) There will be plenty of room for exterior relaxation as well, with four al fresco dining areas, including the superyacht sundeck, which measures 70 square metres and has been fitted out with decorative fabrics from Hermès. The other highlights on the upper deck are the spa pool, surrounded by sunpads, and the full-service bar area.
Twin 3,862hp MTU 16V4000 series engines allow for a top speed of 23 knots and a range of 3,100 nautical miles at 11 knots.
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Dutch yard include the recently sold 60 metre Project Falcon, which is due to launch in 2021.
Photography by Dick Holthuis