Written by Jeni Bone
Photography by Heysea/Ensign Ship Brokers
The exterior line of this 135 foot yacht is designed by Unielle Design Studio in collaboration with Heysea Engineering providing naval architecture.
She will feature interior styling by VYDs Paolo Dose. Her layout and facilities are developed by an owner who has definite ideas on how he would use his yacht including a Beach Club with side loading tender garage in the stern.
The ample full height sliding door on both sides of main saloon and dining room delivers fabulous views.
The submersible swim platform gives even non-swimmers a chance to splash around. She has a 8.5 metre beam delivering a roomy interior of more than 500 square meters, but will still measure under 500GT.
12 guests will be accommodated in a skylounge master, plus three VIPs and two guest staterooms.
Powered by twin Caterpillar engines, she will reach a maximum speed of 18 knots and has a range of 2,000 nautical miles at her economical speed with thanks to huge fuel tank capacity and low fuel burn.
The FRP 135 foot will become the second-largest yacht (by LOA) built by the Heysea Yachts with delivery schedule for the third quarter of 2019, after the 43-metre Catamaran which is currently under construction at the factory for China Cup Regatta.
Heysea Yachts also has other 100-foot plus builds on the order book, including two 108-foot vessels due for delivery in 2017 and one 115-foot due for delivery in 2018.
Heysea is the number 1 Chinese yacht brand in the 60-foot+ sector based on total length of yachts and product delivered annually. Ranked number 25 in the world on the 2015 Global Order Book, and with 100 units sold, Heysea has its sights set on expanding to all corners of the globe.
In 2007, Ms Fang Yuan founded Heysea Yachts with two partners, Mr Allen Leng, Chairman and Mr Ma Xiaodong, Vice President, both of them Naval Architects. Ms Fang is CEO of shipyard operations.