Heesen Yachts proudly announce the sale of two contracts: a 50-metre fully custom semi-displacement motor yacht and a 47-metre full displacement motor yacht. These are the third and the fourth contracts to be signed at Heesen since the beginning of 2010. Heesen’s order book now consists of fourteen yachts currently in construction, which will be delivered to their owners by the end of 2013.
“We are very proud that YCO and their client have chosen us for this project as it provides confirmation that when one wants to build a semi-displacement yacht Heesen is the best place to do it”, - commented Fabio Ermetto, Commercial Director at Heesen Yachts.
The YCO broker representing the Buyer commented: “Y/N 16250 (50-metre) is a unique project, for an owner who is an experienced sailor who desires to be deeply involved in the design and conception process of his new vessel.”
A fully custom all aluminium construction with a semi displacement hull and many distinctive features, the yacht will be capable of at least 21 knots despite its wide beam. The project will represent an interesting challenge for Heesen due to the curved design which is particularly difficult to build.
The exterior lines have created a very clean profile whose straight lines give the yacht an aggressive and muscular look. Peculiarities of the exterior styling are the double-curved convex exterior glass, a convex curved freeboard and a smooth, unbroken outer “shell”.
The second superyacht Y/N 15147 belongs to the Heesen’s 47-metre long range displacement vessel family, which now has seven sister-ships. Two of these have been recognised at successive World Superyacht Awards in 2009 and 2010 as the Best Displacement Motor Yachts below 500GT. The level of customization possible on this series (including structural changes to the superstructure) allows owners to create their own unique yacht based on a proven hull design.
Specification of the 50-metre superyacht:
Length over all: 50.00 m
Beam over all: 10.00 m
Gross Tonnage: Above 500GT
Class: ABS, A1 Commercial Yachting Service, AMS
Specification of the 47-metre syperyacht:
Length over all: 46.70 m
Beam over all: 8.83 m
Draft propellers max: 2.85 m
Gross Tonnage below 500GT
Fuel capacity: 60 m3
Fresh water capacity: 20 m3
Speed maximum (at half load): 15.5 knots
Speed – cruising (at half load) 12.0 knots
Range at 14 knots: 4,000 nm
Class and Registration: Llyods, 100A1, SSC Yacht, LMC
Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2 + MCA
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