Project Akira design preview

When it came to Akira’s 400 sqm of luxury interior space, Heesen’s engineering department worked with Harrison Eidsgaard from the very beginning to develop the general arrangement – a decision that led to a step-change in the way the design was approached. “Introducing us to the project so early meant that the mechanical parts of the ship were considered in tandem with the interior,” says Ben Harrison. “So key areas have been given the space they need, enhancing the flow of the yacht. The modern onboard lifestyle is all about making the most of the scenery outside.”

The interior décor allows Akira’s owners to express their taste and customise the yacht to fit their lifestyle. “It’s a relatively simple aesthetic,” explains Ewa Eidsgaard. “It invites personalisation but showcases loose artisanal furniture, such as the handcrafted console in the main salon. This only features three materials – pewter, leather inlays and wood veneer – but its detailing and subtle tonal variations give it a decorative richness. The types of materials used throughout the interior reflect light around the rooms and create a sociable, tactile ambience that frames far-reaching views out to sea,” she adds. “Stainless steel finishes, dark pewter accents and metallised materials bring a sense of warmth to the room without detracting from the beauty of the outdoors.”

Twelve guests are accommodated in six suites. The 63 sqm owner’s stateroom occupies the main deck forward and comprises a study, the bedroom with his-and-hers closets, and a full-beam bathroom with bathtub and shower stall. Four double suites are found on the lower deck, while the VIP cabin is up on the bridge deck. All decks are served by the glass elevator.
Outdoor spaces are carefully conceived to offer the ultimate experience of life at sea. Large windows create connectivity between indoors and out. From dining al fresco on the upper aft terrace, to the vast sundeck with its jacuzzi, and from the forward seating area on the bridge deck down to the beach club, owners and guests will always find the perfect place to relax.

Project Akira is scheduled for delivery in Spring 2024.

0:00 Introduction
01:31 Harisson Eidsgaard Introduction
02:36 Main Saloon
03:40 Main Lobby
04:42 Owner’s Stateroom
06:25 Guest Suites
07:20 Beach Club
08:21 Sky Lounge
09:08 VIP Suite

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About Heesen:
A Dutch shipyard dedicated to pushing the boundaries in design, engineering and construction, Heesen is a company that continues to evolve. Since the time its founding father Frans Heesen acquired the business in 1978, it has been building superyachts in aluminium and steel that offer speed, style and fuel-efficient cruising. Its award-winning vessels continue to match the owner’s exacting demands, and its unrelenting focus on quality, craftsmanship and innovation has created one of the world’s most impressive shipbuilding legacies.

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