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Heesen Yachts announces launch of MONACO WOLF Yacht

April 16, 2014

Heesen Yachts is excited to announce the launch of motor yacht MONACO WOLF (YN 16650), which took place during the private ceremony on March 28th, 2014. MONACO WOLF yacht will be now tested in the North Sea, before being handed over to her Owners at the end of May 2014.

Luxury motor yacht MONACO WOLF (YN16650) by Heesen Yachts - Image credit to Dick Holthuis Photography

Luxury motor yacht MONACO WOLF (YN16650) by Heesen Yachts - Image credit to Dick Holthuis Photography

Rupert Nelson, a Director at Burgess who introduced the client to Heesen – comments: “The Heesen production team were on hand for the launching and it was a privilege to meet them in person. So often we meet the project front men and women, but it is equally important to know the production team – especially where there are shortened delivery schedules. Their support is crucial during the final stages prior to delivery.”

The latest MTU engines, 16V 4000 M73L, power superyacht Monaco Wolf – which is highly streamlined both above and below the waterline, resulting in a top speed of 23 knots and a range of over 3.100 nautical miles. The highly distinctive flowing lines were designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and embody the Heesen family look and feel with its iconic reverse sheer ‘pelican beak’ bow. Continuous sheets of laminated triple glazing have been thermo-bonded to the superstructure creating a seamless wall of windows resulting in a striking contemporary look.

Her elegant interior design has been created by acclaimed Italian designer Francesco Paszkowski who comments: “I am very pleased to have had the chance to work with Heesen again. I like the way they challenge the designers while working on the project and defining its details. The result is a virtuous circle that combines technical and safety aspects with design and style, while keeping Heesen’s outstanding quality standards and our proposals. Team work played a crucial role in bringing this project to fruition”.

“Working at Heesen was gratifying because our design proposals were never refused whether related to new materials or custom elements. They perfectly translated every detail of our drawings into reality” adds Margherita Casprini, the architect who worked with Francesco Paszkowski on this project.

The design is enhanced by particular attention to the lighting systems throughout the Monaco Wolf yacht. Custom-controlled lighting can transform the atmosphere from bright party mode through to pools of subtle illumination.

Luxury yacht Monaco Wolf can accommodate up to twelve guests in six staterooms. The master suite is traditionally located on the main deck. Both bedroom and bathroom are full-beam with windows running along their entire length. The other guest suites are found on the lower deck and include a full-beam VIP, two double and two twin cabins. Lastly and perhaps most importantly, the use of plate glass screens in the exterior railings means that as well as satisfying all the usual safety regulations, Monaco Wolf also offers safe passage for any canine companions.

Specifications of Heesen superyacht Monaco Wolf (YN 16650)

Hull type: Twin propeller, hard chine,
semi-displacement
Naval Architect: Van Oossanen / Heesen Yachts
Exterior Styling: Omega Architects
Interior Designer: Francesco Paszkowski Design
Classification: ABS A1 Yachting Service AMS
Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2 / MCA
Hull: Aluminium
Superstructure: Aluminium

DIMENSIONS
Length over all: 49,80m / 163ft 4in
Beam over all: 9,00m / 29ft 6in
Draft: 2,50m / 8ft 2in
Displacement (50% load): 313 tons

ACCOMMODATION
Guests: 12
Cabins: Full-beam master suite and study, full-beam VIP cabin, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Maximum speed (50% load): 23 knots
Range at 11 knots: 3.100Nm
Fuel capacity: 68.800 litres / 18.200 US Gallons
Fresh water: 16.200 litres / 4.300 US Gallons

PROPULSION DETAILS
Main engines: 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M73L
Maximum power: 2 x 2.880kW
Gearbox: 2 x ZF 9055A
Engine control: MTU Blue Vision
Propellers: Schaffran, five blade
fixed pitch ø 1.500mm
Generators: 2 x Kilo-Pak
Power: 2 x 99kW
Bowthruster: ZF Marine, 90kW, hydraulically driven
Steering system: Sperry Marine Systems
Stabilizers: Naiad Dynamics, model 720 with 2 fins of approx. 3,5m², zero speed

Below is a choice of the superb charter yachts built by Heesen.

Hull and superstructure of 55m Heesen motor yacht AZAMANTA (YN 17255) joined together

April 07, 2014

Heesen Yachts is proud to announce that the hull and superstructure of the first ever 55m steel Fast Displacement motor yacht AZAMANTA (YN 17255) were joined together at the Heesen facility in Oss on February 28, 2014. Azamanta yacht will be handed over to her Owners in Summer 2015, following her intensive sea trials in the North Sea.

55m Heesen superyacht YN 17255 - Photo credit to Dick Holthuis Photography

55m Heesen superyacht Azamanta (YN 17255) - Photo credit to Dick Holthuis Photography

Superyacht Azamanta was sold in February 2013 thanks to a beneficial collaboration with a commercial family office “Bilderlings Wealth” which represents the client and manages the project.

Luxury yacht Azamanta, whose revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull Form was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects in collaboration with Heesen Yachts in house naval architects, will reach the remarkable top speed of 16,5 knots, with a range of 4.500Nm at a cruising speed of 13 knots.

Heesen luxury yacht YN 17255 - Photo credit to Dick Holthuis Photography

Heesen luxury yacht YN 17255 - Photo credit to Dick Holthuis Photography

Perry van Oossanen comments: “This 55m marks the 10th Heesen for which Van Oossanen Naval Architects have provided the naval architecture package, and the 4th based on the successful Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF). At Van Oossanen Naval Architects we believe the 55m will set a benchmark in terms of efficiency: propelling around 600 tonnes of steel and aluminum at 15 knots with only half of the power installed (1300kW) is quite remarkable!”

Frank Laupman from Omega Architects created the elegant lines of this new Heesen yacht. Azamanta superyacht boasts extensive outdoor spaces with a 110 square metre sun deck and a 70 square metre private Owner’s terrace. 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 as a wide beach club and gym with a generous swim platform that allows the Owners and their guests to swim and relax right at the sea’s edge.

Dutch designer Sinot has been appointed to design the elegant interior where twelve guests are accommodated in six cabins: the master suite traditionally located on the main deck forward features a recessed balcony; a full beam VIP lies on the lower deck alongside two twins and two doubles.

Heesen Yacht YN 17255 - Photo credit to Dick Holthuis Photography

Heesen Yacht YN 17255 - Photo credit to Dick Holthuis Photography

AZAMANTA (YN 17255) Yacht Main Characteristics:

GENERAL
Hull type: Twin propeller, fast displacement
Naval Architect: Van Oossanen / Heesen Yachts
Exterior Styling: Omega Architects
Interior Designer: Sinot Design
Classification: Lloyds  100A1 SSC YACHT G6  LMC, UMS Large Commercial Yacht Code LY3
Hull: Steel
Superstructure: Aluminium

DIMENSIONS

Length over all: 55,00m / 180ft
Beam over all: 9,60m / 31ft 6in
Draft: 3,15m / 10ft 4in
Displacement (50% load): 600 tons

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Maximum speed (50% load): 16,5 knots
Range at 13 knots: 4.500Nm
Fuel capacity: 100.000 litres / 26.420 US gallons
Fresh water: 25.000 litres / 6.604 US gallons

PROPULSION DETAILS
Main engines: 2 x MTU 12V 4000 M53
Maximum power: 2 x 1.380kW
Gearbox: 2 x ZF 5356
Engine control: MTU Blue Vision
Propellers: Schaffran five blade fixed pitch
Main Generators: 2 x Kilo-Pak 175kW
Emergency Generator: 1 x Kilo-Pak 80kW
Bowthruster: HRP 125kW electrically driven
Steering system: Litton Marine Systems
Stabilizers: Naiad Dynamics, zero speed

Below is a choice of the outstanding charter yachts built by Heesen.

Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2014, April 8 – 9

March 26, 2014

To take place ahead of the Singapore Yacht Show, the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2014 will provide unrivalled insight into the boating as well as superyacht sectors in this all-important region. This year’s 6th edition of the two-day conference will run on April 8 and 9.

APYC

New conference format provides expert discussion and networking opportunities

The Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2014 has evolved with a revamped format that will provide session streams tailored to both the boating and superyacht sectors. Held at the ONE°15 Marina Club just prior to the start of the Singapore Yacht Show, the two day conference will cover a wide range of topics from an expert panel of speakers. The new format has been designed specifically to cater to the different yachting sectors, with focused content and leaders in the field. Complementing the conference line up will be ample networking opportunities with key industry players.

Strong international line up of speakers to provide crucial insight

Opening sessions of the conference will include a presentation from Mark Wightman, Managing Director of New Zealand-based Integrated Marine Group, on the importance of government support in the development of the marine sector. This will be followed by the ‘Examining the economic impact of the yachting industry’ case study paper, presented jointly by YP Loke, Chairman of the Singapore Boating Association, and Andrew Chapman of the Marina Industries Association Australia. Returning once again to the conference as a speaker is Mykolas Rambus, CEO of Wealth-X, who will follow his popular 2013 presentation with a talk on ‘Wealth distribution in China’.

Focused discussion points for boating and superyacht streams

After these much anticipated group sessions, delegates will break off into boating and superyacht specific sessions. For the boating industry, topics will include ‘Into Unchartered Waters’, looking at new business initiatives in Asia, and ‘Building Boating from Grassroots’. The superyacht sessions will open with a presentation from Julian Chang, Executive Director of shipyard Raffles Class, on the ‘Reality of China as a market for superyachts’, while panel discussions on topics such as refit and repair in the Asia Pacific will then be led by panelists including Captain Barry de Kock of 67.2m mega yacht Vertigo, which has spent extensive time cruising the Asia Pacific.

On day two, delegates will again split into sector specific streams. For the boating stream, Jamie Boag of High Aspect International will examine the potential impact of sailing and powerboat events. For the superyacht-focused delegates, topics will include a panel discussion on the developments of the expanding charter market in Asia and sustainability in yachting.

After the final networking lunch, delegates will come together for a pair of technical presentations by prominent names in superyachting: Frank Laupman and Perry Van Oossanen, the designer and naval architect from the project, will discuss multi-award-winning motor yacht Galactica Star, the 65m vessel launched by Heesen Yachts last year. Perini Navi’s Burak Akgul will then take the stage to present ice-classed 50m explorer yacht Exuma (on display at the Singapore Yacht Show this year), which was the first of the Italian builder’s collaborations with Philippe Briand under the Vitruvius® Yachts brand.

To conclude the conference, a final panel will come together to discuss the overarching theme of this year’s conference: the way forward and key issues affecting the industry’s development in the Asia Pacific region.

As stakeholders in the Asia Pacific yachting and boating industry, whether based in the region or seeking to increase market share within it, delegates will take away valuable information and contacts from the full two days’ schedule of events. With such a varied and informative programme already confirmed, attendance at the conference is a must. The cost to register as a delegate is just SGD $488+GST for two days of seminars, coffee breaks, lunch and evening functions.

Successful sea trials for 40m Heesen luxury yacht GALATEA

March 19, 2014

The premier Dutch shipyard, Heesen, is thrilled to announce that the brand new 40m ‘sportster’ luxury yacht Galatea (YN 15640) moved to Hellevoetsluis for sea trials, following her launch at the company’s facility in Oss on January 17. On March 4th and 5th, motor yacht Galatea reached the amazing speed of 29,7 knots in perfect sea conditions, exceeding the contractual speed by 2,2 knots.

40m Heesen superyacht Galatea - Photo credit to Dick Holthuis

40m Heesen superyacht Galatea - Photo credit to Dick Holthuis

Powered by twin 3,800 HP MTU engines and equipped with gyro stabilisers, superyacht Galatea is the first in a new breed of Heesen superyachts. She derives from the very successful 37 metre class, of which 10 have been built, so her pedigree is clearly excellent. With her perfectly designed all-aluminium semi-displacement hull, Galatea is the incarnation of Heesen DNA: powerful performance, uncompromising interior design and peerless Dutch construction.

Luxury yacht Galatea under sea trials - Image credit to Dick Holthuis

Luxury yacht Galatea under sea trials - Image credit to Dick Holthuis

Galatea superyacht will be delivered to her Owners by the end of March 2014.

Galatea superyacht undergoing sea trials - Photo by Dick Holthuis

Galatea superyacht undergoing sea trials - Photo by Dick Holthuis

Technical Specifications of superyacht Galatea (YN 15640):

GENERAL
Hull type: Twin propeller, hard chine, semi-displacement
Naval Architect: Van Oossanen / Heesen Yachts
Exterior Styling: Omega Architects
Interior Design: Omega Architects
Classifi cation: ABS  A1 Yachting Service  AMS
Hull: Aluminium
Superstructure: Aluminium

ACCOMODATION
Cabins: Full-beam master suite, two full-beam VIP cabins and two twin cabins

DIMENSIONS
Length over all: 40,00m / 131ft 3in
Beam over all: 8,00m / 26ft 3in
Draft: 2,35m / 7ft 8in
Displacement(50% load): approx. 203 tons

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Maximum speed (50% load): 27,5 knots
Range at 12 knots: 2.200Nm
Fuel capacity: 36.000 litres / 9.510 US gallons
Fresh water: 8.000 litres / 2.100 US gallons

PROPULSION DETAILS
Main engines: 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M73L
Maximum power: 2 x 2.880kW
Gearbox: 2 x ZF 9055A
Engine control: MTU Blue Vision
Propellers: Schaffran five blade fixed pitch ø 1.500mm
Main generators: 2 x Kilo-Pak, 50kW each
Bowthruster: Hydromar 63kW, hydraulically driven
Steering system: Litton Marine Systems
Stabilizers: Active Interceptor System + 2 Seakeeper gyro stabilizers zero-speed

Below is a gallery for the superb charter yachts built by Heesen.

Heesen Yachts announces sale of 50m superyacht Project AZURO (YN 16650)

February 21, 2014

Heesen Yachts is thrilled to announce the sale of the 50m superyacht Project AZURO (YN 16650). Luxury motor yacht Azuro’s highly distinctive flowing lines were designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and embody the Heesen family look and feel with its legendary reverse sheer ‘pelican beak’ bow. Azuro will be launched in March and tested in the North Sea, before being handed over to her Owners at the end of May 2014.

50m superyacht Project Azuro (YN 16650) by Heesen Yachts

50m superyacht Project Azuro (YN 16650) by Heesen Yachts

Continuous sheets of laminated triple glazing have been thermo-bonded to the superstructure creating a seamless wall of windows resulting in a striking contemporary look.

Guests will enjoy life at sea in four distinct deck areas that provide a perfect space for every occasion. The 70 square metre sun deck is probably the largest on a yacht of this size, and for privacy in port, there is a lounging area secluded on the foredeck. The shaded dining area on the upper deck and the main deck terrace combines with the saloon to create a further 25 square metres of entertaining space.

Luxury yacht Azuro has the largest volume of any yacht of her length. She combines speed and space with uncompromised luxury. Acclaimed Italian designer Francesco Paszkowski created her interior design, adopting a form of natural minimalism that results in a beautifully pure concept. Just three materials are used for all interior surfaces: teak, limestone and leather.

The design of Azuro yacht is enhanced by the particular attention that has been focused on the lighting systems throughout the yacht. Custom-controlled lighting can transform the atmosphere from bright party mode through to pools of subtle illumination.

In the main saloon, silk-surfaced limestone adorns the sideboards; floorboards are of unpolished teak and the ceiling is covered with pale tan leather. A remotely controlled set of louvred blinds enables the dining area to be screened off from the lounge or opened up to reveal the full space.

The sky lounge is designed around the idea of concentric circles: circular polished steel tables are surrounded by curved soft sofas and an arc of glazed doors leads out to the upper deck. This al fresco dining terrace provides spectacular panoramic views.

Twelve guests are accommodated in six cabins. The master suite is traditionally set forward on the main deck. Both bedroom and bathroom are full-beam with windows running along their entire length. The other guest suite are found on the lower deck and include a full-beam VIP, two double and two twin cabins.

The latest MTU engines – 16V 4000 M73L – power Azuro yacht’s streamlined shape above and below the water resulting in a top speed of 23 knots and a range of over 3.100 nautical miles.

Azuro superyacht is the second of four yachts sold by Burgess in this size class. Rupert Nelson, Sales Director at Burgess said “Heesen were a pleasure to work with during this transaction and extremely co-operative in accommodating the client’s requirements. It is incredibly valuable for the market to have these types of vessels available for sale year round – and with such attractive delivery timelines.”

Specifications of Heesen superyacht Project Azuro (YN 16650)

Hull type: Twin propeller, hard chine,
semi-displacement
Naval Architect: Van Oossanen / Heesen Yachts
Exterior Styling: Omega Architects
Interior Designer: Francesco Paszkowski Design
Classification: ABS A1 Yachting Service AMS
Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2 / MCA
Hull: Aluminium
Superstructure: Aluminium

DIMENSIONS
Length over all: 49,80m / 163ft 4in
Beam over all: 9,00m / 29ft 6in
Draft: 2,50m / 8ft 2in
Displacement (50% load): 313 tons

ACCOMMODATION
Guests: 12
Cabins: Full-beam master suite and study, full-beam VIP cabin, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Maximum speed (50% load): 23 knots
Range at 11 knots: 3.100Nm
Fuel capacity: 68.800 litres / 18.200 US Gallons
Fresh water: 16.200 litres / 4.300 US Gallons

PROPULSION DETAILS
Main engines: 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M73L
Maximum power: 2 x 2.880kW
Gearbox: 2 x ZF 9055A
Engine control: MTU Blue Vision
Propellers: Schaffran, five blade
fixed pitch ø 1.500mm
Generators: 2 x Kilo-Pak
Power: 2 x 99kW
Bowthruster: ZF Marine, 90kW, hydraulically driven
Steering system: Sperry Marine Systems
Stabilizers: Naiad Dynamics, model 720 with 2 fins of approx. 3,5m², zero speed

Below is a choice of the exquisite charter yachts built by Heesen.

Heesen announces launch of 40m ‘sportster’ yacht GALATEA

February 05, 2014

January 17 saw Heesen Yachts launch and christen its first 40-metre ‘sportster’ yacht Galatea (YN 15640) during a private ceremony at the shipyard facility in Oss, the Netherlands. Luxury motor yacht Galatea represents the true incarnation of Heesen DNA, featuring advanced aluminium hull technology, powerful performance, uncompromising interior design, as well as peerless Dutch construction standards.

Luxury motor yacht Galatea (YN 15640) by Heesen Yachts

Luxury motor yacht Galatea (YN 15640) by Heesen Yachts - Photo credit to Dick Holthuis Photography

Superyacht Galatea has the optimum balance of comfort and power: she may have marble bathrooms among her luxurious interior design features, but she’s still capable of 27,5 knots.

Luxury yacht Galatea has been built for private use, with a requirement that the sun deck had maximum space for relaxing and dining. Her open flybridge layout gives a huge 85 square metres of deck space that includes a helm station and a shaded dining area that is protected even underway by glass side panels. Bespoke teak furniture, including a built-in teppanyaki grill, completes this upper deck.

Inside, the 10 metre long saloon includes a large square lounge and a dining area aft adjacent to full-height glazed doors. With the doors open, guests can dine inside while enjoying fresh air and panoramic views. Ten guests can sleep in five cabins: there’s a full-beam main deck master, two full-beam VIP doubles and two twin cabins on the lower deck, all of which have marble ensuite bathrooms.

Galatea Yacht - Interior

Galatea Yacht - Interior - Photo credit to Dick Holthuis Photography

Frank Laupman of Omega Architects has created an interior design that has a distinctive personality based on a theme of Dutch expressionism. Contrasting woods, simple clean lines, marquetry and glass detailing create an atmosphere of calm, contemporary elegance.

The ride will be as graceful and luxurious as the interior; comfort and handling are further enhanced by Active Interceptor stabilizers and the very latest zero-speed Seakeeper gyro stabilizers.

M/Y Galatea will be tested in the North Sea and be delivered to her Owners at the end of March 2014.

Technical Specifications of superyacht Galatea (YN 15640):

GENERAL
Hull type: Twin propeller, hard chine, semi-displacement
Naval Architect: Van Oossanen / Heesen Yachts
Exterior Styling: Omega Architects
Interior Design: Omega Architects
Classifi cation: ABS  A1 Yachting Service  AMS
Hull: Aluminium
Superstructure: Aluminium

ACCOMODATION
Cabins: Full-beam master suite, two full-beam VIP cabins and two twin cabins

DIMENSIONS
Length over all: 40,00m / 131ft 3in
Beam over all: 8,00m / 26ft 3in
Draft: 2,35m / 7ft 8in
Displacement(50% load): approx. 203 tons

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Maximum speed (50% load): 27,5 knots
Range at 12 knots: 2.200Nm
Fuel capacity: 36.000 litres / 9.510 US gallons
Fresh water: 8.000 litres / 2.100 US gallons

PROPULSION DETAILS
Main engines: 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M73L
Maximum power: 2 x 2.880kW
Gearbox: 2 x ZF 9055A
Engine control: MTU Blue Vision
Propellers: Scha ran fi ve blade fi xed pitch ø 1.500mm
Main generators: 2 x Kilo-Pak, 50kW each
Bowthruster: Hydromar 63kW, hydraulically driven
Steering system: Litton Marine Systems
Stabilizers: Active Interceptor System + 2 Seakeeper gyro stabilizers zero-speed

Luxury motor yacht AZURO (YN 16650) under construction at Heesen Yachts

January 20, 2014

Luxury motor yacht Azuro represents the fourth 50-metre semi-displacement all-aluminium vessel, currently under construction at Heesen Yachts in the Netherlands. A sistership to luxury yacht Satori, which has received the ultimate accolade of World Superyacht of the Year, superyacht Project Azuro is set to be delivered on May 30, 2014.

50m superyacht Azuro (YN 16650) under construction at Heesen Yachts

50m superyacht Azuro (YN 16650) under construction at Heesen Yachts

Heesen’s innovative naval architecture means that less power is needed to achieve a given speed. Less power means less fuel. The latest engines powering a streamlined shape above and below the water result in a yacht with a top speed of 23 knots and a range of over 3.100 nautical miles. Luxury yacht Azuro has the highest possible internal volume under the 500GT threshold alongside a 70 square metre open plan sun deck.

Motor yacht Azuro - Dining

Motor yacht Azuro - Dining

Azuro yacht’s flowing lines are highly distinctive. Continuous sheets of laminated triple glazing are thermo bonded to the superstructure creating a seamless wall of windows. Four distinct deck areas provide space for every occasion. A foredeck for lounging around in privacy while in port and a 70 square metre sun deck that is probably the largest on a yacht of this size. Shaded dining is on the upper deck and Azuro’s main deck terrace combines with the saloon to create an enormous 25 square metre entertaining space.

Luxury yacht Azuro - Main Saloon

Luxury yacht Azuro - Main Saloon

Azuro superyacht has the largest volume of any yacht of her size. She combines speed and space in a formula known only to Heesen. Interior design is by the acclaimed Italian designer Francesco Paszkowski, who was also responsible for superyacht Ventura; her sistership. Paszkowski’s style takes the form of natural minimalism and Azuro is an ideal yacht for such a beautifully pure concept. Just three materials have been selected for all interior surfaces: teak, limestone and leather.

Azuro Yacht - Skylounge

Azuro Yacht - Skylounge

In the main saloon silk-surfaced limestone adorns the sideboards, floorboards are of unpolished teak and the ceiling is covered with pale tan leather. A remotely controlled set of louvred blinds enables the dining area to be screened off from the lounge or fully opened to reveal the space. Particular attention has been focused on lighting systems throughout the yacht. Custom-controlled ambient lighting can transform the atmosphere frombright full party mode through to pools of subtle illumination.

Azuro superyacht - Skylounge looking forward

Azuro superyacht - Skylounge looking forward

The sky lounge is designed around the idea of concentric circles: curved glazed doors set behind curved soft sofas and circular polished steel tables. For entertaining, the saloon leads out to a dining terrace that provides spectacular panoramic views.

Superyacht Azuro - Master Suite

Superyacht Azuro - Master Suite

Azuro yacht’s master suite is set forward on the main deck. Both bedroom and bathroom are full-beam with windows along the entire length of the suite. The minimalist theme is calm and contemporary with sliding panels concealing details such as the entertainment system. Additional suites are all on the lower deck and include a full-beam VIP with a large ensuite bathroom, two double and two twin cabins.

Azuro Yacht - Guest Suite

Azuro Yacht - Guest Suite

Specifications of Heesen superyacht Azuro (hull 16650)

Hull type: Twin propeller, hard chine,
semi-displacement
Naval Architect: Van Oossanen / Heesen Yachts
Exterior Styling: Omega Architects
Interior Designer: Francesco Paszkowski Design
Classification: ABS A1 Yachting Service AMS
Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2 / MCA
Hull: Aluminium
Superstructure: Aluminium

DIMENSIONS
Length over all: 49,80m / 163ft 4in
Beam over all: 9,00m / 29ft 6in
Draft: 2,50m / 8ft 2in
Displacement (50% load): 313 tons

ACCOMMODATION
Guests: 12
Cabins: Full-beam master suite and study, full-beam VIP cabin, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Maximum speed (50% load): 23 knots
Range at 11 knots: 3.100Nm
Fuel capacity: 68.800 litres / 18.200 US Gallons
Fresh water: 16.200 litres / 4.300 US Gallons

PROPULSION DETAILS
Main engines: 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M73L
Maximum power: 2 x 2.880kW
Gearbox: 2 x ZF 9055A
Engine control: MTU Blue Vision
Propellers: Schaffran, five blade
fixed pitch ø 1.500mm
Generators: 2 x Kilo-Pak
Power: 2 x 99kW
Bowthruster: ZF Marine, 90kW, hydraulically driven
Steering system: Sperry Marine Systems
Stabilizers: Naiad Dynamics, model 720 with 2 fins of approx. 3,5m², zero speed

Luxury motor yacht Azuro by Heesen Yachts

Luxury motor yacht Azuro by Heesen Yachts

Azuro superyacht - Layout

Azuro superyacht - Layout

Below is a choice of the outstanding charter yachts built by Heesen Yachts.

New 34m Mulder Yacht with naval architecture by Van Oossanen NA

November 26, 2013

Van Oossanen Naval Architects are pleased to announce that the Dutch builder Mulder Shipyard has selected them for the naval architecture work for their new 34-metre motoryacht. The 34m Mulder yacht represents the largest Mulder build to date.

34m Mulder superyacht with naval architecture by Van Oossanen NA

34m Mulder superyacht with naval architecture by Van Oossanen NA

British design agency Claydon Reeves will be responsible for both interior and exterior design of the 34-metre Mulder custom built, steel displacement yacht. Obviously the Mulder 34 metre will be built to superyacht standards. The Mulder has a GT from 315 tons and will be built under RINA LY3, MCA classification and transatlantic range. She will enjoy many features that are usually only associated with far larger yachts, in both operations and design, and will surpass the highest expectations.

The new 34m Mulder superyacht has a contemporary style with classic details. The plumb bow runs aft with a gently stepped shear. The aluminium superstructure blends subtle lines with flush glass, rising gently towards the stern. The 34 metres long and 8 metres wide yacht accommodates eight guests in two VIP staterooms and a further two double cabins that can convert to twins – all with en-suite facilities. The VIPs offer two distinct environments, one being full beam on the lower deck with large portholes and an outlook close to the water’s surface. The other VIP cabin forward on the main deck features a large window directly above the bed to give you a wonderful view of the stars at night. The yacht can accommodate up to seven crew members.

The interior welcomes you on the main deck aft with the main saloon enclosed by full height opening glass panels so you never feel completely separated from the water. On both sides of the dining room there is full height glass to maximize natural light in this area. In order to add a further 50% of external space to the dining room, the glass windows on the starboard side can open leading to a balcony folding down from the bulwark. This ensures a spectacular view during dining.

New 34m Mulder Yacht under construction at Mulder Shipyard

November 18, 2013

Mulder Shipyard is pleased to announce that they have signed a contract to construct a 34-metre motoryacht. The new 34m Mulder yacht is to be the yard’s largest yacht constructed to date as well as their first yacht over 300 GT. With the order of the new 34m Mulder superyacht, the total number of vessels under build is now at seven. Mulder 73 Flybridge yacht, a Mulder Favorite 1300 Cabrio yacht tender and a Mulder 75 Wheelhouse yacht have already been delivered by the Mulder Shipyard earlier this year.

34m Mulder Superyacht

34m Mulder Superyacht

British design agency Claydon Reeves will be responsible for both interior and exterior design of the 34 metre Mulder custom built, steel displacement yacht and the naval architecture will be the work of the Dutch Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Obviously the Mulder 34 metre yacht will be built to superyacht standards. The Mulder has a GT from 315 tons and will be built under RINA LY3, MCA classification and transatlantic range. She will enjoy many features that are usually only associated with far larger yachts, in both operations and design, and will surpass the highest expectations.

34m Luxury yacht by Mulder Shipyard

34m Luxury yacht by Mulder Shipyard

Spectacular views

The new Mulder 34m Yacht has a contemporary style with classic details. The plumb bow runs aft with a gently stepped shear.  The aluminium superstructure blends subtle lines with flush glass, rising gently towards the stern.  The 34 metres long and 8 metres wide yacht accommodates eight guests in two VIP staterooms and a further two double cabins that can convert to twins – all with en-suite facilities.  The VIPs offer two distinct environments, one being full beam on the lower deck with large portholes and an outlook close to the water’s surface. The other VIP cabin forward on the main deck features a large window directly above the bed to give you a wonderful view of the stars at night. The yacht can accommodate up to seven crew members.

The interior welcomes you on the main deck aft with the main saloon enclosed by full height opening glass panels so you never feel completely separated from the water. On both sides of the dining room there is full height glass to maximise natural light in this area. In order to add a further 50% of external space to the dining room, the glass windows on the starboard side can open leading to a balcony folding down from the bulwark. This ensures a spectacular view during dining.

34m Mulder Superyachts from above

34m Mulder Superyachts from above

Quality

The agreement for the 34 metre Mulder was developed in close collaboration with IYR in Monaco. IYR broker William Molloy: “We suggested suitable northern European yards renowned for their quality for a project of this nature. Mulder Shipyard, with their brand new facility, impressed both us and our clients.” The Mulder 34 metre motor yacht is expected to be delivered in the summer of 2015.

‘Best of the Best’ accolade by Robb Report China for Heesen Yacht GALACTICA STAR

November 13, 2013

The leading Dutch luxury yacht builder, Heesen Yachts, is thrilled to announce that the revolutionary 65m Fast Displacement yacht Galactica Star has been honoured with the prominent ‘Best of the Best’ accolade by Robb Report China.

‘Best of the Best’ accolade by Robb Report China for Heesen Yacht GALACTICA STAR

‘Best of the Best’ accolade by Robb Report China for Heesen Yacht GALACTICA STAR - Photo credit to Robb Report China

On 24th October, 2013 Robb Report China hosted the sixth ‘Best of the Best’ awards at the Westin Hotel in the city of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province.

The revolutionary 65m Fast Displacement motor yacht Galactica Star has now won her fourth international recognition in less than a month; after receiving the Prix du Design from HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Nautilus award from Yacht Design Magazine and La Belle Classe from the Yacht Club de Monaco.

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

The jury of ‘Best of the Best,’  Robb Report China is composed of four well-known representatives of the Chinese yachting and shipbuilding industry who are also fine yacht connoisseurs:

Mr. Yang Xin Fa – Vice Secretary of CANSI (China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry)
Mr. Wang Chao Yong – President of China Equity International Holding Co. Ltd. and President of team China at the America’s Cup 2005
Mr. Feng Hui – President of Zhengxin Group and also a keen sailor
Mr. Zhong Yong – CEO of China Cup and also a keen sailor

The four judges expressed their preference for superyacht Galactica Star because of her revolutionary technology, the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) devised by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, which makes her 30 per cent more efficient than any traditional displacement vessel. The jury was also impressed by the beauty and elegance of the exterior lines by Frank Laupman, perfectly and harmoniously complemented by the luxurious interior design by Bannenberg and Rowell.