42m ALIVE yacht by Heesen Yachts, featuring a Hull Vane®, has completed her sea trials with great success, exceeding the contractual speed by 0,5 knots. The sea trials of YN 17042 superyacht ALIVE have taken place in open waters in a slight sea state (0,70m waves) with 3-4 SW winds.
Motor Yacht Alive reached the remarkable maximum speed of 16.4 knots, exceeding the contractual speed by 0.5 knots!
The contractual fuel consumption prediction proved to be correct: 4000nm at 12 knots. 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.
This is an important achievement and statement for this Dutch shipyard, as Alive superyacht is the first luxury vessel equipped with Hull Vane®.
The Hull Vane® is an under water foil that harnesses waves to produce power; this in combination with the Fast Displacement Hull Form and conventional diesel engines produces remarkable results. Proven during independent research conducted by Van Oossanen Naval Architects at two of the world’s most respected hydrodynamic laboratories — Wolfson Unit and Marin — it is today confirmed at sea.
Luxury yacht Alive was delivered to her Owners on November 4, 2014.