May 14, 2011

New Model: Heesen 55.0 meters Hull Number 14955

Heesen Yachts has launched the first yacht in its 55 metre semi-displacement series at the shipyard in Oss, The Netherlands on Friday, 11th March 2011.  Project managed by Nakhimov, YN 14955 is the largest and one of the most powerful Heesen yachts to date, and has been named by its owner as Quinta Essentia, translated to English as fifth essence. Powered by a pair of 5764hp MTU YN 14955 reaches top speeds of 24 knots, and has a long range of 4500 nautical miles at 12 knots before needing to refuel 125000 liters of fuel. 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. With her pelican beak bow and reverse sheer, Quinta Essentia clearly shows her Heesen pedigree. 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 one of the owner’s passions for fine Tuscan wines. The same colour scheme is repeated on the limousine tender, designed by Vripack and custom built in New Zealand by Vaudrey Miller. 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. 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 eighty 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.  Heesen 55.0 meter M/Y Quinta Essentia will be delivered to her owners towards the end of May, following intensive sea trials in the North Sea.
Technical Data:
LOA - 55.0 m (180ft)
Beam - 10.3 m
Draft - 3.00 m
Displacement - 500 t half load
Fuel Capacity - 125000 l
Water Capacity - 10000 l
Accommodation - 12 guest berths in 6 cabins, 10 crew beds in 5 cabins and 1 captains cabin
Engines - 2 x MTU 20V4000 M93L 5764hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Schaffran five blade fix pitch propellers
Speed - 24 knots max, 22 knots cruise, 12knots economic long range
Range - 4500 nm at 12 knots
Hull Shape - hard chine
Project - Omega Yachts exterior, Heesen Yachts naval architecture, Ken Freivokh and Reverberi interior
Certification - ABS A1 Commercial Yachting Service, AMS MCA/LY2