Satori: New 50m Superyacht From Heesen Yachts

By on March 4, 2011

Heesen Yachts has recently launched the 50 metre YN 15250, christened Satori. With a top speed of 24 knots she is among the world’s fastest 50 metre yachts.


Built on the experience of launching seventeen 44- and 47-metre custom yachts, the hull of this new 50 metre is currently the most efficient on the market. In consultation with Van Oossanen Associates, Heesen’s in-house naval architects created a sophisticated and highly efficient hard-chine hull. When combined with Heesen’s acknowledged weight reduction expertise and a pair of high power-to-weight ratio MTU 2720 kW engines, Satori is able to deliver her excellent top speed as well as a very economical fuel burn and a particularly long range of 3200 nm at 12 knots. Frank Laupman, from Omega Architects, designed the clean lines of this new 50 metre semi displacement.


The interior of the superyacht Satori was created by the award-winning French designer Remi Tessier. The layout looks extremely simple at the first glance, but as soom as the eye dwells upon the detail the extreme refinement of every single element clearly stands out.


Superyacht Satori is able to accommodate up to ten guests in the master suite on the main deck and four guest cabins on the lower deck (two VIP full width and two twins).On the main deck the saloon is divided into three distinct areas and features a notable round dining table, which can be lowered to create a more informal dining style. Following this simple operation the atmosphere of the saloon is completely changed, transforming it into a magnificent open space ideal for lounging and relaxation. Different exterior areas include a 20 metre long, split-level sun deck with a large custom Jacuzzi, sunbathing terrace and bar; the forward cockpit with U-shaped enclosed sofas facing a large sunbathing area; the al fresco dining area on the upper deck aft; and the aft cockpit.


Captain Mark Lacey, who was also the owner’s Project Manager, comments:

“This yacht has pushed Heesen’s custom abilities to an even higher level of excellence. In yachting there are only two possible ways to react to a request from the owner: ‘Yes and I will see what I can do’. In the construction of this yacht there has been emphatically no place for the response ‘this is not possible’ and we have approached the entire build with this inspiration in mind. Every person of the team has been working extremely hard to create a balanced and beautiful design that I hope will become a classic.”

The delivery of Satori is scheduled for April 2011, after intensive sea trials in the North Sea.

Specifications of the Satori:

LOA: 49,80 m
Beam (maximum): 9,00 m
Draught (loaded): 2,65 m
Gross Tonnage: below 500 GT
Displacement (half load): 300 t
Main engines: 2 x MTU 16V4000M90, each 2720 kW
Speed – maximum (at half load): 24 knots
Range at 12 knots: 3200 nm
Fuel capacity: 68,8 m3
Fresh Water capacity: 16,2 m3
Guests: 10
Crew: 10 (including captain)
Naval Architecture: Heesen Yachts / Van Oossanen & Associates
Exterior Styling: Omega Architects
Interior Designer: Rémi Tessier

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Related links:
Heesen Yachts
Omega Architects