September 27, 2017

Project: Heron 56

Heron is a new brand located in Rome, Fiumicino and present its first model the 56 to a design by Massimo Picco.  An important project the Heron 56 puts a lot of effort in hull design with standard engines of twin Volvo 435hp and IPS pod drives estimating a top speed of 32 knots.  As is usual with the Italian Rome builders, the Heron 56 follows some traditional elements; see flush deck with other modern touches as the t-hard top.  The lower deck of the Heron 56 will be fully dedicated to three double cabins, with each cabin served with its own private head.  A crew cabin with head is located to starboard.  Living and galley are located on the main deck in an area covered by the hard top.  The first hull of the Heron 56 has launched in August 2017 so at this stage we are waiting for the pictures of the first unit, of what looks a very promising model.