Heesen delivered project HY 17755 aka Alida that is finally christened M/Y Laurentia.

Photos: Dick Holthuis

The exterior is a design by Omega Architects while the interior comes from the Miami-based studio RADYCA. The calculation with the Fast Displacement Hull Form was done by the Heesen in-house team and Van Oossanen.

Laurentia has a 102 m² sky lounge with a 180-degrees view and panorama windows. Her big sun deck has a space of 110 m². The owners master suite is located on the main deck. Guests can sleep in 5 cabins on the lower deck. There are a full beam VIP suite, 2 twin, and 2 double cabins.

At the stern is a beach club located, while the tenders are stored on the foredeck. She will be powered by two MTU diesel engines with a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 13 knots. With 12 knots she will reach impressive 5,400 nautical miles without a fuel stop.

Currently no interior pictures. Here the described interior by the yard:

“SIMPLICITY, WARMTH, and COMFORT through the use of select materials and a high level of craftsmanship, are the key ingredients in the creation of Alida’s refined interior. The overall design is for an owner who understands luxury, relaxation, and entertainment while yachting.

Contrast is achieved by the consistent use of neutral hues found in open-grain white oak and different tones of wengé, taupe and gray leathers, wool carpets, and light textured suedes. White Arabescato and Grecale brown marble slabs emphasize the purity of the design.”

Interior designer Ramon Alonso comments:

“The objective was to create a clean and simple, yet sophisticated, interior that evokes tranquility in a relaxed and elegant atmosphere”

Main Specifications

Length over all:55.00 m
Beam:9.60 m
Material:Steel hull with aluminum superstructure
Exterior Design:Omega Architects
Naval Architecture:Van Oossanen / Heesen
Interior Design:RADYCA
Main Engines:2× MTU 8V 4000 M63 (2 x 1,000 KW)
Top Speed:16 knots
Range:4,500 nm @ 13 knots / 5,400 nm @ 12 knots
Fuel Capacity:100,000 l
Guests:12
Crew:14

Marriage of hull and superstructure in September 2015