Heesen Christens M/Y ALP

Heesen christens M/Y ALP during ceremony in South Holland after completion of sea trials in the North Sea.

Heesen recently launched 164ft/50m M/Y ALP after the vessel completed sea trials in the North Sea. The christening took place during a ceremony in Hellevoetsluis, South Holland. M/Y ALP has begun her maiden voyage from the Netherlands to the Mediterranean for the summer season.

Featured Image Credit: Rubben Griffioen – 164ft/50m Heesen M/Y ALP Departure

164ft/50m Heesen M/Y ALP Christening - Yacht Interior
Image Credit: Rubben Griffioen- 164ft/50m Heesen M/Y ALP Christening

CCO of Heesen, Mark Cavendish, said of the ceremony “This time-honored maritime tradition not only forges a bond between the vessel, the shipyard, the crew, and the sea but also invokes a sense of pride and anticipation for ALP’s future journeys.”

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Cavendish also expressed, “gratitude to Jim Evans and his team at Superyachts Monaco for their exceptional collaboration on this project.” In an interview, Evans noted that Heesen was able to meet the owner’s strict timeline and specifications for their ideal yacht.

M/Y ALP is YN 20350 in Heesen’s line of 50-meter semi-displacement yachts. ALP was originally known as Project Jade. The vessel was under construction in 2022 before the announcement of its sale in March of 2024.

Dutch company Omega Architects designed ALP’s exterior. The company’s own Frank Laupman, architect and yacht designer, drew the vessel’s exterior lines to convey both refined elegance and sportsmanship. ALP truly embodies these elements with intricate design and a top speed of 23kts.

The yacht interiors were designed by Cristiano Gatto Design in partnership with Heesen’s resident engineers. This team sought to meet the owner’s world-class vision by creating a yacht interior that reflected pure luxury across approximately 4,000 square feet (380sq m). Bespoke touches were created by Heesen Interiors.

164ft/50m Heesen M/Y ALP Christening
Image Credit: Rubben Griffioen- 164ft/50m Heesen M/Y ALP Yacht Interior

Spacious exterior lounge areas span the vessel’s three decks, beginning with an expansive beach club and a main deck bar and elevated sun pad. Sky lounge sliding doors on the bridge deck open onto an open-air dining space. The sundeck holds a full bar, forward and aft sun pads, and a jacuzzi. This stunning yacht can carry up to 12 guests in 5 staterooms. ALP has 5 cabins and will be run by 9 crew members.

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