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Aurelia by Heesen Yachts

At Humphrey Munson we pride ourselves on our heritage and craftsmanship. Our talented cabinetmakers have years and years of experience using traditional joinery techniques, but they push the boundaries of innovation where applicable to come up with more efficient and effective ways of achieving the very finest standards possible.  As you can imagine, we love seeing other companies that share our values in all sorts of different industries.

Heesen Yachts, a Dutch shipyard, was founded by Frans Heesen in 1978. His priority was performance driven by a spirit of innovation and his mission was to build outstanding yachts with exceptional standards of engineering and meticulous attention to detail.

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Over the last 30 years, his dream has become a reality. Today, Heesen Yachts enjoys a reputation that sets it apart from the rest as a brand synonymous with high-quality shipbuilding and award-winning design.

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Their super yacht Aurelia is the tenth in the successful 37 metre class built by this Dutch shipyard. Powered by two MTU 16V 4000 M90 diesel engines, the luxury yacht is an all-aluminium hard chine vessel with the ability to reach a maximum speed of 30 knots.

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Styled by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, Aurelia’s clean, elegant lines are enhanced by a paint scheme inspired by Gulf Racing colours, with a number 10 (that relates to the hull number) on her quarters.

Dobroserdov Design repeated this decal on the 14 foot Castoldi tender to celebrate the yacht Owner’s true passion for sport and racing cars. In fact the whole yacht is inspired by racing cars including the name “Aurelia” which is a tribute to the first ever GT Lancia Aurelia. The theme is carried out throughout the whole vessel with all the cabins named after racing car designers.

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Bannenberg & Rowell are responsible for the incredible interior design which showcases the finest quality materials and meticulous attention to detail.

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Known for their eclectic, original and approachable design; Bannenberg & Rowell’s aim is always to create the freshest and most creative work around.

The main salon of superyacht Aurelia is cleverly divided in two; a dining area with a large circular dining table and a contemporary sitting room with plenty of seating: “we gave it a pretty low level streamlined style, slightly masculine…inspired by the Dunhill cigarette lighter aesthetic” says Simon Rowell, from Bannenberg & Rowell.

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Typically, 37 metre vessels sport five cabins, but the owner of Aurelia wanted to offer more comfort to his guests and more space for his crew, so there is a designated guest cabin for the captain and more room for things like the laundry.

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Comfort on board, especially when at anchor, is improved by a pair of Seakeeper gyro stabilizers that are incredibly efficient under all conditions and require no through-hull fittings.

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Available for luxury yacht charters, Aurelia can accommodate eight guests in her four cabins. The master suite is traditionally located forward on the main deck and the three double guest cabins – all with ensuite shower rooms – are positioned on the lower deck.

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The decor of the cabins are inspired by racing car designers and named as such: Bertone (orange Lamborghini), Pininfarina (red Ferrari), and Zagato (green Aston Martin). Guests can enjoy life at sea in three exterior social areas: the partially sheltered aft cockpit; the vast sundeck with its comfortable sitting area and convivial bar; or they can take the sun on the large mattresses located in front of the wheel house.

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To find out more about Aurelia take a look here.

All images credited to Heesen Yachts.