Heesen Project Altea, the latest in the 5000 Aluminium FDHF class

Heesen introduced Project Altea, a 50m FDHF all-aluminum motor yacht below 500GT. It is the second yacht built on the design and engineering platform of Nova Plus. A shallow draft of just 2.15 meters and the FDHF aluminum hull promise great performances. Exterior design by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects.

Project Altea is characterized by a long waterline and floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as by a slightly reversed stem with spray rails.


Two MTU 12V 2000 M72 main engines of 1,080kW each allow her to reach a top speed of 19.5 knots, with an expected range of 3,750 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots.

A max number of twelve guests will enjoy the 350 square meters of interior space. They will be accommodated in six staterooms, serviced by nine crew in five cabins. Italian designer Cristiano Gatto created a tranquil and warm interior design, a décor that invites guests to relax and unwind after an active day at sea.

The main veneers used for both flooring and walls are stained Canaletto and American walnut. Textured leathers and custom carpets by Luxury Pride deliver a tactile experience, adding a third dimension to the interior design.

Heesen Interiors, the in-house cabinetry company, recently completed the interior mock-up. Clients will be able to get a real feel for materials, finishes, and lighting exactly as they will be built.

Project Altea is on schedule and available for delivery in Spring 2021.

(Heesen Project Altea, the latest in the 5000 Aluminium FDHF class – Barchemagazine.com – May 2020)