The leading Dutch shipyard, Heesen Yachts, is excited to announce that they launched the brand new Y/N 16750 motor yacht Sibelle at their facility in Oss on Friday, December 19, 2014. Superyacht Sibelle is a striking 50-metre fully custom vessel below 500GT, with an aluminum hull and superstructure. She will be tested in the North Sea and handed over to her Owner by the end of February 2015.
50m Heesen superyacht Sibelle - Photo by Dick Holthuis
Luxury yacht Sibelle is large enough to offer her Owner and his guests everything they need without compromise. At the same time, she is also small enough to allow plenty of freedom to anchor in bays with crystal clear water.
The experienced Owner, and the Captain and his team, were deeply involved in the conception of this unique vessel. Thanks to their personal collaboration with the experts at Heesen shipyards the achieved results exceeding expectations.
Luxury motor yacht Sibelle - Photo by Dick Holthuis
While attracted by the benefits of the Fast Displacement Hull Form, the Owner requested a plumb bow; this radical and dramatic design feature implemented not only a styling tour de force, but also a dedicated study to ensure the best possible course-keeping – especially in high wave conditions – and to allow greater comfort on board.
Tank testing at the Wolfson Unit MTIA – with a free running self-propelled model in extreme wave conditions – proved the exceptional ability of the hull design; both in comfort and course-keeping, and confirmed the extraordinary high-performance figures that are inherent to the FDHF.
Superyacht Sibelle - Launching Ceremony - Photo by Dick Holthuis
Super yacht Sibelle will be able to reach a maximum speed of 18.5 knots with only two 1.000kW MTUs installed. Hence an ocean-crossing range is achieved with minimal fuel capacity; only 45.000 litres are required to comfortably transit the Atlantic, leaving plenty in reserve.
The naval architect, Perry van Oossanen comments: “The modest propeller tunnel design allows for 1.5 m diameter propellers. The hull is fitted with Quantum XT zero-speed fins, and bilge keels, offering a maximum reduction in roll angle at anchor. The design of the hull, the appendages and the propulsion arrangement have been focused on obtaining the best fuel efficiency possible, without sacrificing performance and comfort when running in waves.”
The Owner appointed Frank Laupman from Omega Architects and Mikhail Labazov and Andrei Savin from Architectural Bureau A-B Studio to create the exterior design, the general arrangement and the interior décor of Sibelle superyacht.
Motor yacht Sibelle - Photo by Dick Holthuis
The clean and elegant exterior lines are emphasized by contrasting bands of wraparound glass.
To describe the design of Sibelle yacht the team of architects chose the oxymoron Complex simplicity: the lines look like they are running parallel, but in reality they are not! It is all about small adjustments that give an impression of parallelism to the eye.
Simplicity as the ultimate form of luxury is the design philosophy behind the cosy and inviting interior décor where the design of bleached teak wood panels creates continuous horizontal lines.
Ten guests can be accommodated in five cabins. 61 square metres are dedicated to the master suite; traditionally located forward on the main deck, she boasts two separate dressing rooms, each with a private ensuite bathroom. The four guest cabins (two VIP, one twin and one double) all have ensuite bathrooms and are positioned on the lower deck. Different light settings will reveal the genius loci of every cabin.
SIBELLE yacht - saloon - Photo credit to Omega Architects
Beyond their cabins, guests can enjoy 237 square metres of outdoor living space.
The main and rescue tenders are placed on the fore deck under way. When they are in the water, this vast area with opening bulwarks, transforms into a perfect party space adjacent to the sea.
This configuration allows the aft lower deck to be used as a large (21.5 square metre) beach club / wellness area equipped with sauna – accessible directly from the main saloon aft through an internal staircase.
Superyacht SIBELLE - Dining - Photo credit to Omega Architects
The design of motor yacht Sibelle proves that high speed cruising can be achieved without sacrificing either luxury or efficiency.
SPECIFICATIONS OF YN 16750 SUPERYACHT SIBELLE:
HULL TYPE: TWIN PROPELLER, FAST DISPLACEMENT
NAVAL ARCHITECT: VAN OOSSANEN NAVAL ARCHITECTS
INTERIOR DESIGN: OMEGA ARCHITECTS
INTERIOR DISGN ADVISER: AB STUDIO
EXTERIOR DESIGN: OMEGA ARCHITECTS
CLASSIFICATION: ABS A1 YACHTING SERVICE AMS
LARGE COMMERCIAL YACHT CODE LY2 / MCA
LENGTH OVER ALL: 49,90M / 163FT 8 INCHES
BEAM OVER ALL: 9,00M / 29FT 6 INCHES
DRAFT: 2,33M / 7FT 8 INCHES
DISPLACEMENT (50% LOAD): 315 TONS
CABINS: FULL-BEAM MASTER SUITE, TWO VIP CABINS, ONE DOUBLE CABIN, ONE TWIN CABIN
MAXIMUM SPEED(50% LOAD): 18,5 KNOTS
RANGE AT 13 KNOTS: 3.150 NAUTICAL MILES
FUEL CAPACITY: 45.000 LITRES
FRESH WATER: 16.500 LITRES
MAIN ENGINES: 2 X MTU 8V 4000 M63
MAXIMUM POWER: 2 X 1.000 KILOWATT
GEARBOX: 2 X ZF 4600
ENGINE CONTROL: MTU BLUE VISION
PROPELLERS: SCHAFFRAN FIVE BLADE FIXED PITCH Ø 1.500 MILLIMETRES
GENERATORS: 2 X KILO-PAK, EACH 99 KILOWATT
BOWTHRUSTER: HRP 135 KILOWATT, HYDRAULICALLY DRIVEN
STABILISERS: QUANTUM XT, MODEL 2200 WITH 2 FINS OF 3.40/4.40 SQUARE METRES, ZERO SPEED