Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hakvoort's 55m World Cruiser

The Dutch shipyard Hakvoort have joined with Moran Yacht & Ship for their new 55m (180ft) project. Together they have designed a semi custom 55m Superyacht with a fast displacement hull to reach speeds of up to 30kts. She will be available in different layout configurations for the owner to customise to his/her desire. One of her more interesting features is the touch and go helipad located forward on the sundeck, as seen in the below image. This helipad is suitable for a maximum helicopter weight of 2000 gross tonnes.

She will be able to accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins, which include a full beam owners suite which is forward on the main deck and has an en suite bathroom with his and her heads. Adjacent to the owners suite is a private office/saloon. The other 5 cabins are located on the lower deck and include a spacious VIP cabin and 4 double cabins. The double cabins can be changed to twin cabins depending on the set up the owner chooses during the build.

She will feature an adjustable MTU engine package providing various top speeds. The clever design shows a very efficient fuel consumption 15% lower than other displacement hull designs found in market today. For top speeds of over 17kts the hull needs to be built out of aluminum. The top speeds that she can reach with an aluminum hull and depending on the engine package are 21kts, 24kts and 27kts.

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