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By Isabella Matthews  14 August 2019

Following rigorous sea trials, the 50m/164ft motor yacht ERICA has been delivered by Dutch yard Heesen.

Formerly known as Project Boreas, superyacht ERICA has been delivered to her owner. 

The model marks the fourth yacht delivered in four months by the Netherlands-based shipyard.  

ERICA features an exterior by Omega Architects and interiors by Mark Whiteley Design, who worked closely with the owner until completion. 

Superyacht Erica cruises through the waves.
Aerial image of motor yacht ERICA.  Her impressive grey exterior is central with a stream flowing behind
Superyacht ERICA in the shipyard.  Shot from underneath the hull her size is clear
Motor yacht ERICA undergoing work in the Heesen shipyard

Heesen’s newest addition to the fleet features two MTU 12V 2000M72 engines, making ERICA capable of reaching 20 knots. 

This exceeded expectations during sea trials, much to the owner and Heesen’s delight.

Footage below shows her impressive volume as she passes through the waterways of Holland to begin sea trials.

Omega Architects Design have created a striking superstructure composed entirely of aluminium.

The various shades of grey and black accents around the floor-to-ceiling windows and doors create a military look.

However, her curves lessen the domineering appearance, giving a sense of elegance and timelessness to the yacht.

Coming in at 499 GT, the motor yacht is certain to turn heads on her maiden voyage to the Mediterranean. 

The owner was quite involved in the details. The shipyard handled it all very well and the boat is exactly how he wanted it.

Nigel Ingram, Owners representative

The details of Mark Whiteley Designs interior remains under wraps. 

However, Heesen has revealed they will be contemporary and geometric, using lots of natural light at the owner's request.   

She contains bespoke furniture and impressive features such as a nickel mass wall by Sophie Mallebranche.  Her 6 cabins are sure to be equally impressive.

The shiny hull of Erica in the doorway to the Heesen shipyard

It is not yet known whether M/Y ERICA will be available for private yacht charters

In the meantime, view all Heesen charter yachts


 
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