This 2007 Heesen is 100% contemporary yet so sophisticated that even yacht lovers with a more conservative taste would appreciate it. Unlike other modern superyachts that focus on an ultra-minimalist approach with a Zen vibe, Bliss isn't afraid to be extravagant. The sporty silhouette, displaying a striking contrast between the black hull and bright white superstructure, is matched by a youthful, glamorous, and artistic interior style.
Art Deco accents, such as extensive use of glass and mirrors, as well as precious materials like onyx and rosewood, add a highly glamorous, feminine touch. Oversized prints in vivid colors, inspired by famous vintage art prints, create an unusually vibrant atmosphere throughout. This yacht's interior feels more like a luxurious high-rise apartment or an art gallery. At the same time, the overall color palette is muted and calm – another characteristic of contemporary design.
The main salon is a spectacular example of contemporary design. Enormous windows blur the line between the indoors and the outdoors. Plush furniture in neutral tones adds a homely, comfy vibe while also highlighting the vividly-colored works of art. A state-of-the-art entertainment system turns this cozy seating area into the perfect spot to relax and have fun.
The formal dining room nearby is just as impressive. A huge circular table and leather seats add a touch of glamour. Oversized circular mirrors in the ceiling create the illusion of wider spaces, exuding palatial elegance. Glass doors create a seamless connection between the dining room and the lounge area on the aft deck, bringing the outdoors in. That cozy lounge is the perfect spot for after-dinner drinks unless guests prefer to enjoy the indoor bar close to the main salon.
A stunning mirrored spiral staircase leads to the upper deck. Here, guests have access to a second bar, fully equipped and illuminated, which was added just three years ago. The star of the upper deck is the generous jacuzzi. Bliss also features a sauna, a large sunbathing area, and multiple areas for al-fresco dining. The decent-sized beach club is a haven for water sports lovers. They have a full toy box to enjoy, including a matching 13-meter (42.6. feet) tender.
The family-friendly configuration includes three double cabins and a bunk-bed cabin, which are ideal for charter groups with children. Plus, the roomy lounge on the sky deck can be converted into an extra cabin for the nanny.
Speed is one of the greatest advantages of a more compact yacht, and Bliss doesn't disappoint. Twin MTU engines enable it to hit a maximum speed of 25 knots (28.7 mph/46 kph). An advanced stabilization system ensures a comfortable experience for those on board. Plus, Bliss claims to be remarkably quiet for a high-speed vessel.
Heesen reportedly built this 2007 model for Jon Asgeir Johannesson and his wife Ingibjorg Stefania Palmadottir, a power couple of Icelandic entrepreneurs. Later on, the yacht was sold to Leon Patitsas, a Greek millionaire and shipping magnate. After more than 15 years since its debut, Bliss is looking to change hands once again. It has recently entered the market, and it's asking for nearly €15 million ($15.6 million).
While waiting for a new millionaire owner to enjoy its opulent amenities, Bliss continues to be available for high-end charter trips, with weekly rates starting at almost $200,000.