The 46.7 metre superyacht My Secret was launched during the last year, 2012, by the fabled Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts. Having been penned down by Omega Architects, concerning the exterior, and Heesen alongside Bannenberg & Rowell for the opulent interior, the formerly known Project California is now a real dream upon the blue waves.
It looks like the specialists at Heesen Yachts have been quite busy recently and will be so until at least 2015. With 13 projects on the order book, the sturdily-reputed brand is making it once again to our website with this superb cruiser, a signature-yacht of Heesen, with the famous bulbous bow that both confers an interesting look to the vessel’s steel hull and provides higher anti-wave efficiency and lower fuel consumption.
The interior is exquisite, with a main saloon that boasts with a nicely-contoured Californian style that reminds of the 40s and 50s. Touches of dark tone inserts and tints superbly combine with light and creamy colors alongside sleek, modern lines. Weight reduction is a strong point intensely focused by the builder, as the usage of lightweight materials almost reaches an obsessive level.
This rather interesting design scheme also features some innovative aspects like a backlit marble end wall in the dining section, one of the most impressive features of the main saloon. The same area also includes the main lounge with classy armchairs and long sofas, alongside a formal dining area with dramatic centerpiece lighting, backlit marble and a massive, grand oval table.
The main aft deck is a lavish spot, vibrating with classiness and space, presenting a large U-shaped lounge area which shares breathtaking views, just what you mainly need when chilling out, and matching the level of luxury of the throughout ambiance. The grand master suite of My Secret occupies most of the surface of the main deck.
Accessible via a private office, the full beam master stateroom is quite delicate and exponentially impressive. It boasts with both luxurious materials and nice color combos, managing to put together magnificence and intricate attention to detail. It also boasts a wonderful, classic Hollywood glamour, enhancing the stateroom’s level of elegance and opulence.
Extended into the en suite, the ambiance of the stateroom merges with flowing white and black patterns, alongside a wavy leaf-life and minimalistic theme, almost resembling a reincarnation of Jugendstil. The undeniable centerpiece of the en suite is the large, oval tub, surrounded by his and hers wash basins and a large shower area.
The paneling and cabinetry, throughout, are a combination of white elm and light and mid-tone wenge, all inspired, pretty curiously, by a custom made surfboard. All these wooden touches superbly amalgamate with leather, marble and stainless steel surfaces, for a more modern and elegant feel. These were entirely accomplished by Sinnex and Heesen Yachts, effectively working together.
Heading downstairs on the main staircase we stumble upon four luxurious guest suites, on the lower deck. Two doubles and two twins, they are particularly elegant, following the design of the master suite, being able to accompany as many as 12 guests, due to the extra Pullmans featured by the two twin suites. They are all entirely classic, elegant and light, with beige tones, gentle lighting and natural materials. Additionally, the guest suites feature private shower areas.
This time we choose to move upwards, towards the upper deck, where the glamour of the main deck lingers on. The upper deck boasts a lush upper saloon and a lavish aft deck area perfect for entertainment and relaxation purposes. The main feature of the upper saloon is natural light, combined with natural elegance and a bit less formality than the main saloon.
Consider these and large windows, which provide dramatic panoramic vistas, and you’ll end up with a great recipe for pleasure and comfort. All in all, the saloon includes a lounge area with adjacent bar, curvy shapes and natural lines, unlike the rectangular, edgy nature of the main saloon. And above all, the aft deck, with its large al fresco dining table, is quite a stunning extension of the upper saloon, featuring a few lounge corners and light wicker chairs.
We’re going to end this superb incursion into My Secret with a short presentation of the lush sun deck. A perfect spot for all sorts of events like parties, day to night entertainment, al fresco meals or lounge, the sun deck is centered by a big lounge area with cozy seating and a large, fully equipped bar.
Ample shade can be provided by the hardtop, when the sun gets too powerful, while the lavish curved lounging sofa is good for both sunbathing and relaxation. The sun deck also hosts a great deal of gym equipment for those willing to keep themselves fit, while a Jacuzzi, surrounded by lush sun pads, provides a good level of loosening. Let’s not forget the upper fore deck, with a weirdly large cockpit with even more sun pads.