Yn 15437 AURELIA

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37 metre semi-displacement

hat makes a Heesen so distinctive? Custom built in Holland, it is not just a matter of style but more importantly, the contemporary application of engineering: the architecture of performance. Our concept has evolved over 30 years and the experience we have accrued is unlike that of any other yacht builder in the world. Building in aluminium to enormously demanding tolerances, the Heesen hull-form is unique – quite simply no other ship shape so optimises the way our yachts move through water. Meticulous attention to weight reduction results in increased levels of luxury. A Heesen is a Heesen because we are dedicated to one principle: the performance of luxury.

urelia is a Heesen 37 metre sportster – our tenth unique yacht of this size. Her extrovert appearance was inspired by the Owner’s vision for something distinctly different – a homage to sports car heritage. Indeed Aurelia was named after the very first Gran Turismo – the Lancia Aurelia GT.

The world’s finest mid size sports yacht gives each owner and their designers the opportunity to create without compromise.

From the outset, Aurelia was destined to be highly distinctive and for more reasons than just her racy colour scheme.

Aurelia powers along at 30 knots thanks to a hull honed for efficiency and meticulous attention to weight reduction.

Acknowledged as world leaders in the construction of aluminium yachts, a Heesen requires less power to achieve a given speed – and less power means less fuel.

Gulf Oil Racing colours were adapted by Dobroserdov Design and applied to the yacht and even the 14ft Castoldi tender stored in the large tender garage and launched using the Heesen track system that is both safer and requires less space than a traditional crane mechanism. The transom door folds down to create a large swimming platform.

Our tenth, 37 metre produced yet another new sun deck layout. At 87 square metres and extending to nearly 50 per cent of the overall length, the sun deck is equipped for every activity. The two Seakeeper gyro stabilizers virtually eliminate rolling at anchor without aecting speed or handling.

Aurelia has three options for dining. The sun deck is protected from cross breezes thanks to tinted glass panels set within the superstructure.


On the main deck, twin tables are often set for casual dining or cocktails and canapĂŠs. The indoor dining saloon opens out onto the large terrace, ideal for entertaining.

ith interiors by Bannenberg & Rowell, Aurelia’s ‘GT’ car concept required a considerable degree of detail in every aspect of the design.

From the Linley Aston Martin chairs to the automobile grille bookcase insets, every classic feature exudes craftsmanship.

Working with long-term partners such as Sinnex and the Heesen owned Oortgiese ensured that this complex concept was built to immaculate standards that have consistently won awards.

Details make the difference. Heesen engineers were able to safely include a bio-ethanol open fireplace. Knurled stainless steel cabinet handles were custom built in-house.

Practically every surface was assigned a subtle pattern. In the main saloon, the diamond leather ceiling (inspired by Bentley sports car seats), the walnut herringbone oors and the bulkhead panelling, all posed installation challenges. Patterns need to start and end precisely in corners, horizontally lined fabrics must stretch with no distortion over many metres of panelling.

he Heesen 37 metre concept gives owners considerable scope to decide on the internal layout. Extending to more than 55 square metres, Aurelia’s main saloon includes a dining area and a conservatory with 180 degree views.

The magnificent hand crafted two metre American walnut dining table sits under an inset ceiling with a deco centre-light feature.

Sophisticated entertainment and control systems have been concealed throughout the yacht. A Kaleidescape film and music library is controlled by customised interfaces. Oculus YachtEye information gives guests a full feedback about the Aurelia’s route and destination.

orward on the main deck, the full-beam master is an exceptionally impressive suite.

Used throughout the cabins, a dramatic ‘tyre tread’ patterned carpet has been precisely laid to align with doorframes. Inspired by Jaguar sports car seats, the leather headboard was rib stitched, glazed and polished to gain a deep lustre..

With heated floors and mirrors, the master bathroom is a combination of natural stone and white Statuario marble. On a sports yacht where performance is a high priority, Heesen expertise enables the use of 4 mm veneers to reduce weight.


uest cabin design pays homage to three of the greatest names in automotive styling: Bertone’s orange Lamborghini twin cabin, Pininfarina’s Ferrari red double cabin and Zagato’s Aston Martin green double cabin.

Spinneybeck leather headboards, teak and walnut details all form part of very high specification guest accommodation where additional portholes were built into the ensuite bathrooms.

Only Heesen custom construction gives owners the freedom to fine-tune the design to achieve exactly what they require. Aurelia is yet another example of the performance of luxury.

eesen believes that both quality and quantity of space directly affect the performance and wellbeing of the crew. Apart from three guest cabins, the customised lower deck layout has enough space for a comfortable captain’s cabin. With totally separated crew and guest areas, the overall result is a larger laundry room and a main deck galley that is nearly twice the size of most comparable yachts.

Sun Deck

Bridge Deck

Main Deck

Lower Deck

specification GENERAL Hull type:

Twin Propeller, hard chine, semi-displacement


Naval Architect:

Heesen Yachts

Maximum speed (light load): 30 knots

Exterior Designer:

Omega Architects

Range at 12 knots:


Interior Designer:

Bannenberg & Rowell Design

Fuel capacity:

30.000 litres / 7.925 US gallons



Fresh water:

8.000 litres / 2.100 US gallons

A1 Commercial Yachting Service


MCA Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2 short range




Main engines:

2 x MTU 16V 4000 M90



Maximum power:

2 x 2720 kW


2 x ZF 7550

Engine control:

MTU Blue Vision



Water lubricated shafts:

2 x Stainless steel AISI 431


Full-beam master suite,


Schaffran five blade fixed pitch Ă˜ 1.350mm

two double cabins, one twin cabin


2 x Kilo-Pak, each 50kW at 50Hz


2 x 50kW


Hydromar 50kW, hydraulically driven

DIMENSIONS Length over all:

37,30m / 122ft 4in

Steering system:

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine

Beam over all:

7,50m / 24ft 7in


2 x Seakeeper Model 21000 gyro stabilizers


2,20m / 7ft 2in

Displacement (50% load):

155 tons

Š Heesen Yachts 2011. This brochure has been prepared for the sole purpose of set out purpose e.g. review and discussion in connection with the possible placement of an order for a yacht. The information contained in this brochure (including without limitation any information concerning the dimensions, capabilities and performance characteristics of the subject yacht) is given in good faith but is not warranted to be accurate. All such information is subject to change at any time without notice. Heesen Yachts gives no warranty or representation, nor shall it be liable, in contract, tort or any other way, for any claims relating to or arising from any use made of any such information. All intellectual property rights of whatsoever nature and howsoever arising in this brochure belong to Heesen Yachts BV without whose prior written consent this brochure may not be copied, adapted, distributed, published, displayed, communicated to the public or otherwise used in any way in whole or in part anywhere in the world.

nyone looking to purchase a new yacht from Heesen should be confident that the quality of the Company is equal to that of the yachts.

Heesen stands for individuality and quality in a world where these principles are increasingly compromised. A Heesen will always be hand built by craftsmen in Holland. A

The fact that this is the case is due in no small

Heesen will always be custom built to combine the Owner’s ideas

part to the principles of the founder. Frans Heesen

with our expertise. A Heesen will always be the highest denominator

founded the Company that bears his name in 1978.

of performance and luxury. A Heesen will always look like a Heesen


because it performs like a Heesen.

Where most yachts were made from steel,

Continuous investment has created one of the most modern

his yachts were to be built in aluminium. Where most yachts had

construction facilities in the world. Great efficiency gives owners

displacement hull-forms for slow, long distance cruising, his yachts

custom-built yachts using pre-engineered platforms, in a time scale

were to use semi-displacement hulls and be performance-driven.

and to a quality that is unsurpassed.













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n 30 years we have delivered over 150 yachts. Our current range of yachts includes aluminium and steel, displacement, semi-displacement and fast displacement hulls from 37-65 metres and beyond. Heesen is recognised as the world leader in aluminium yachts and our 65 metre fast displacement project is 30 per cent more efficient than any other yacht of this size.


Heesen moved into steel production in 2000 as a result of a specific client request. Indeed 50 per cent of our sales are to existing clients, progressing through options of length, construction material and hull dynamics.


Our Oss shipbuilding complex has nine modern sheds, five dry docks, over 44.000 square metres of space and the most sophisticated construction programme imaginable: eindhoven

orchestrating the integration of more than four million parts


per year. In 1978 Frans had a visionary idea – today it is a company called Heesen.



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