Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The First Sight of Heesen's New 65m Hull "YN 16465"

The construction of the hull and superstructure of YN 16465 started in December 2011 at Hessen's facility in Oss, and marked the start of years of planning. Frank Laupman from Omega Architects, who are responsible for the exterior design, was delighted:

"Being able to see the joining of the hull and superstructure is a great thing for me - who drew the first sketch that was just some 40cm long. Today I can finally see that the lines I sketched on paper more than two years ago, work in reality."

YN 16465 has the revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) that was developed by Van Oossanen and Associates. The interior of YN 16465 has been designed by Dickie Bannenberg of Bannenberg and Rowell Design and he is very impressed by the precision and teamwork that has gone into the yacht;

"Looking at the metal work you can sense the precision at the yard and see the results of immaculate teamwork. Even sitting in the water in bare metal, the yacht exudes speed and intent. We can't wait for our interior to go in."

YN 16465 is now in the outfitting stage in the enlarged and renewed dry dock in shed no.5 at the Heesen facility in Oss, the Neatherlands. She is scheduled for delivery in june of 2013. She will be able to accommodate 12 guests and have a crew of 13, with a maximum speed of 27kts and a range of 4,500nm at 14kts.

The short movie below shows the hull construction and the joining of the hull and superstructure. An amazing video.

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