Yacht Of The Week: Laurentia.

Laurentia may be based on Heesen Yachts’ trusted 55-metre platform but she is no ordinary spec-build project. At 740 GT she is also one of the Dutch shipyard’s largest yachts ever. 


Laurentia’s core is developed by the same Dutch teams from Van Oossanen Naval Architects and Omega Architects who worked on her naval architecture and exterior design respectively together with Heesen’s team of designers and engineers. 

 The pool can be found on the forward part of the sundeck to facilitate lounging space. The rest of the deck is fitted with a central dining area covered by the T-top and an aft lounging area. 

On the decks below is the owners breakfast area on the bridge deck aft. Also located on this deck is a more welcoming lounge that greets you as you board the Laurentia.

Bannenberg & Rowell were left in charge of the interior:  

Laurentia is the sixth superyacht project that we have successfully delivered,” comments Radyca, “and it was the most challenging of all because the task was to completely redo a fully finished interior and add some interesting exterior features like an outdoor cinema in only four months. This required an incredible level of commitment and dedication from everyone in the team.

The interior places emphasis on bright colours . “The concept behind the selected upholstery materials for all furniture in Laurentia was one of highest quality and comfort, continues the designer. “All fabrics, leather and suedes were carefully selected to enhance every piece of furniture.”

This bright interior continues into the Sky Lounge where you can find a wall TV mirror. This is one of the most relaxing places on the yacht, the is a U-shaped sofa with freestanding oversized chairs and a bar setup looking out through the generous windows. 

In terms of accommodation, Laurentia has six guest suites with the master suite being the largest and most lavish of them all.  In the bedroom bamboo-lined panels above the bed creates a soothing effect and a quirky carpet adds a bit of madness. 

Five additional cabins can be found on the lower deck for a total of 12 overnight guests. “Neutral to Earth tones were used in linens and cottons along with some speciality outdoor fabrics in deep blue tones for accents.”

Also on the lower deck are the crew quarters (forward) and a large beach club with gym equipment for guests to stay active while out of the office. 

 Laurentia is designed for comfortable cruising over speed, her top speed of close to 17 knots is as impressive as her 4,500 nm range that can comfortably cross the Atlantic and then some. 





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