Heesen Yachts and Nakhimov launched a 55 metre semi-displacement, custom built motor yacht Quinta Essentia (YN 14955), the largest yacht ever to be launched by this Dutch shipyards.
In consultation with Van Oossanen Associates, Heesen’s in-house naval architects have created a sophisticated and highly efficient hard-chine hull, while Frank Laupman from Omega Architects drew the sleek and elegant exterior lines.
The owners, in collaboration with Dobroserdov Design, personally worked on the colour scheme, which features a combination of a custom metallic dark red Awlgrip paint that is combined with oyster white. The inspiration for the dark red tone is taken from Montemaggio Merlot and reflects another of the owner’s passions – fine Tuscan wines.
The discreet luxury of Quinta Essentia’s interior was conceived by interior designer Ken Freivokh and further developed by Michela Reverberi, who was responsible for the detailing and interior decoration.
“Ken was asked to create a futuristic interior in the minimalist style and while this resulted in an extremely attractive and conceptual design, the owners felt that the modern style was too stark. For this reason the owners introduced the Italian designer, Michela Reverberi to the Quinta Essentia project with a brief to make the atmosphere more intimate,” commented Sergei Dorboserdov.
Michela Reverberi explains that this project was an interesting challenge, as her starting point was a partially developed design that might have limited the expression of her personal creativity.
Quinta Essentia’s design offers some notably luxurious features, such as the largest owners’ stateroom seen on any of Heesen’s yachts, which has been a personal input of the owner. In size it is comparable to those found on yachts of over 80 metres, while she is also the first in the Heesen fleet to sport a tender bay that can be flooded to allow easy launching and recovery of the tenders, and a swimming pool on the main deck that is filled by a waterfall. The gym and spa facilities, including a steam room and a massage room, play a key role on the sun deck.
Powered by a pair of 4.300 kW, MTU 20V 4000 M93L diesel engines, Quinta Essentia will reach a notable top speed of 24 knots.
The Quinta Essentia’s tender was designed by Vripack and custom built in New Zealand by Vaudrey Miller.
Specifications of the Quinta Essentia:
Length Overall: 55.00 m/180.45 ft
Beam: 9.90 m/32.48 ft
Hull Material: Aluminium
Naval Architect: Heesen Yachts
Exterior Designer: Omega Architects, Dobroserdov Design
Interior Designer: Michela Reverberi, Ken Freivokh Design
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Photo: Emilio Bianchi/heesenyachts.nl