October 17, 2014

New Model: Heesen 42m YN 17042

Heesen is proud to announce the launch of YN 17042, on Friday 29th August, at their facility in Oss. During a private ceremony the Owner christened his new vessel M/Y Alive.  Equipped with under water foil, technically called Hull Vane YN 17042 represents a dramatic advancement in performance. The sub-sea wing harnesses waves to produce power; this combined with the fast displacement hull and conventional diesel engines produce remarkable results. This has been proven during independent research conducted by Van Oossanen Naval Architects at two of the world’s most respected hydrodynamic laboratories: Wolfson Unit and Marin.  The new Heesen 42 meter is 35 per cent more efficient than any other yacht of her size and 35 per cent less power is needed to produce almost 16 knots top speed in flat sea conditions. In seas with up to two meter waves, rather than hindering her performance, the yacht’s Hull Vane technology converts the movement and generates 20 per cent more thrust and comfort is improved as the pitching is reduced by 40 per cent. Like an aircraft, as the yacht moves through water, the wing produces lift. This patented Hull Vane technology converts this movement into thrust. YN 17042 allows her Owner to prioritize economy and speed. With an exceptional range of 4.000 nautical miles, over 750 miles come free of charge thanks to her remarkably frugal fuel consumption that is 30 per cent less than on a conventional displacement yacht. The bold exterior lines of M/Y Alive have been created by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects, who is also responsible for her interior design. Laupman has created a new bow design that combines a lower hull profile, and matches sea keeping behavior with a relatively short overall length.  YN 17042 can accommodate up to twelve guests in the outdoor and indoor convivial areas. The 45 square metre open sun deck is perfect for relaxation throughout the day. The yacht boasts two large suites: the first traditionally located on the main deck forward, and the second one on the wheelhouse deck. The latter is a spectacular circular room with a centred king size bed, ensuite bathroom, dressing room and gymnasium. The central positioning of the bed allows stunning, uninterrupted views of the sea thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The 30 square metre aft terrace is equipped with a breakfast table and lounge seats, completing the functionality of the Owner’s deck. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 42.2 m (138.4ft)
Beam - 
Speed - 16 knots max
Range - 4000 nautical miles
Project - Frank Laupman from Omega Architects, Van Oossanen Naval Architects hull
Hull Shape - Vane patented under water hull foil

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