March 10, 2013

Project: Heesen 55m YN 17255

Heesen Yachts is proud to announce the sale of the first 55m steel fast displacement motor yacht.  Hull number: YN 17255 has been sold thanks to a beneficial collaboration.  The Heesen 55m steel fast displacement class was first introduced at “The future is now” Press conference held at the Monaco Yacht Club during the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show, where this Dutch shipyard presented several new models: as well as the 55m steel fast displacement, the 42m fast displacement equipped Hull Vane - sold even before it was introduced on the market, and the 45m fly bridge.  Working with the most radical thinkers, these three new yachts were developed to overcome seemingly opposing attributes: to go faster but use less fuel, to increase range and speed, optimize performance but reduce environmental impact, to enable uncompromised interior design without compromising performance.
YN 17255, whose fast displacement hull form was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, will reach the remarkable maximum speed of 16knots with a range of 4.500Nm at a cruising speed of 13 knots. Frank Laupman from Omega Architects created the elegant lines of this new Heesen 55 metre.  YN 17255 also boasts extensive outdoor spaces with its 110 square metre sun deck and a 70 square metre Owner’s private terrace located forward. Tenders and toys are stored in the garage located at the front of the vessel and launched from the two gull-wings doors on each side; hence the lazarette can be dedicated to a wide beach club and gym with a generous swim platform that allows the Owner and guests to swim and relax right at the sea’s edge. Twelve guests are accommodated in six cabins: the master suite traditionally located on the main deck forward features a side recessed balcony; a full beam VIP on the lower deck alongside two twins and two doubles. YN 17255 will be delivered to her Owner in Summer 2015.