Aurelia, the Automotive-Inspired Megayacht
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Named after Lancia’s famous coupe, Aurelia is a 121-foot megayacht built by Heesen Yachts for a diehard car fan. To prove his dedication to cars he named the guest cabins after coachbuilders Zagato, Pininfarina and Bertone. He also took inspiration from their designs when he decorated the cabins’ interiors. And as a final touch, he painted the yacht baby blue and orange (a color scheme specific to race cars) to make sure everybody gets where he comes from. Aurelia also has a matching 14-foot tender.
Powered by two MTU 65-liter V16 turbo-diesels, producing a total of 7,296 horsepower, the yacht boasts a maximum speed of 30 knots. Instead of five smaller bedrooms, Aurelia has four more spacious ones with en-suite facilities. There also is a salon with a lounge space with bio-ethanol fireplace and a dining table, plus generous lounging space outside.