Monday, April 7, 2014

Hull & Superstructure Join at Heesen

Heesen Yachts have announced that on February 28 2014 the hull and superstructure of their first ever 55m (180ft) steel Fast Displacement megayacht were joined together at the Heesen facility in Oss. YN 17255 was sold in February 2013 thanks to a collaboration with a commercial family office "Bilderlings Wealth" which represents the client and manages the project.

Her revolutionary Fast Displacement hull was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects in collaboration with Heesen Yachts in house naval architects. When underway she will be able to reach the remarkable top speed of 16.5kts, with a range of 4,500nm at a cruising speed of 13kts.

Perry van Oossanen comments: "This 55m marks the 10th Heesen for which Van Oossanen Naval Architects have provided the naval architecture package, and the 4th based on the successful Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF). At Van Oossanen Naval Architects we believe the 55m will set a benchmark in terms of efficiency: propelling around 600 tonnes of steel and aluminum at 15 knots with only half of the power installed (1300kW) is quite remarkable!"

Frank Laupman from Omega Architects created her exterior lines. She has extensive outdoor spaces with a 110sqm sun deck and a 70sqm private owner's terrace. The tenders and toys are stored in the garage located at the front (seen in the below image) and launched from the two gull wing doors on each side. The lazarette can now be dedicated to a wide beach club and gym with a generous swim platform that allows the owners and their guests to swim and relax right at the sea's edge.

Dutch designer Sinot has been appointed to design the interior where twelve guests are accommodated in six cabins: the master suite traditionally located on the main deck forward featuring a recessed balcony, a full beam VIP lies on the lower deck alongside two twins and two doubles.

She is due to be delivered to her owners in the summer of 2015 after intensive sea trials in the North Sea.

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