Inside the design journey of the 55m Heesen Vida

Excellent video. Beautiful lines, stylish interior. A megayacht with presence and distinction. Awesome.

Inside the design journey of the 55m Heesen Vida
Inside the design journey of the 55m Heesen Vida

Muscular, elegant, angular yet svelte, Vida’s exterior lines come from the board of Omega Architects’ Frank Laupman.

Like other yachts in the 55m Steel series, Vida’s profile is clean and crisp, with characteristic floor-to-ceiling windows providing uninterrupted views while flooding the interior with natural light.

As with all Heesen series yachts, Vida includes several highly customised features designed to meet the specific requirements of her highly experienced owner.

Stunning both in layout and in style, Vida’s interior impresses from the very first moment you step on board. Based on architecture developed by Francsesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini, her finish and décor comes from Be Design in Boca Raton, Florida – the studio’s first yacht interior project. Having worked with Vida’s owner on residential and real estate projects, however, Be Design founder Elmar Benavente had a firm idea of the owner’s tastes, and delivered a warm, contemporary, luxurious but practical style using stained oak as a feature wood, and a combination of satin and gloss finishes to create subtle variations and textures.

Among the signature design elements are the use of wooden slats or battens over a variety of surfaces to create a parallel line motif that often serves as a divider between areas – for example, between the seating area aft and the dining area forward in the main saloon.