With 14 yachts currently under construction, ranging from 50 to 80 metres in length, the new superyacht will have an internal volume of 920 GT and is being built for experienced Owners and pre-existing clients of the shipyard. The exterior lines were penned by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, while her interiors were designed by Cristiano Gatto Design.
Cristiano Gatto comments: “Over the years, we have created a strong bond with Heesen. We have been working on full custom yachts and their successful series. Our relationship with the shipyard is exciting and inspiring at the same time. The mutual trust and the deep knowledge of our respective processes has strengthened over the years, and today it’s reached new heights with YN 20850. This new project possesses all the characteristics to become the crown jewel in Heesen’s fleet, and I’m sure it will create many ripples, just like MY Crazy Me did ten years ago!”
Project Setteesettanta will have a draft of 2.3m which will allow her to cruise in shallow waters, be it in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean. She will be constructed in lightweight aluminium boasting an advanced fast hull design and will be fitted with two compact and fuel-efficient MTU 16V2000M72 (1,440 kW) Diesel engines. The yacht will be able to reach a top speed of 18 knots, with a transatlantic range of 3,900 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Accommodation on board will spread over six beautifully appointed staterooms, sleeping up to twelve guests in comfort. The upper deck will be dedicated to the Owners’ quarters. It will include a large master stateroom positioned forward and boasting 180 degrees of panoramic views as well as a private terrace of nearly 200 square metres, which can be converted into a touch-and-go helipad.
The VIP stateroom will be located forward on the starboard side of the main deck next to the fully-equipped gymnasium. The lower deck will host the four remaining guest cabins.
All four decks are connected via the elegant oval staircase running back-to-back with the crew staircase for ideal space optimisation. The elegant dining area is located to stern next to the terrace and is connected to the outdoor are via a large sliding door.
One of the main areas on the yacht is the very spacious transom, with two symmetrical staircases leading from the infinity pool to the swim platform, which boasts a hydraulic transformer platform to allow for easy access to the water. The toys and the tenders will be stored in the forward garage behind the full-wing doors. Other water toys can be stored in the lazarette aft.
Friso Visser, Heesen’s CCO, comments: “We are extremely honoured that our clients have entrusted us with the build of a new yacht for the second time. YN 20857 will be a quintessential Heesen. Lightweight aluminium construction requires very specific skills. A full-custom, 57-metre motor yacht cannot be anything other than perfect, and there isn’t a shipyard in the world with a better knowledge of the techniques and disciplines needed to reach these heights. This will be a memorable journey that will lead to the creation of a dream, and we can’t wait to enjoy it with the owners of YN 20857 and their team.”
Tank testing is scheduled for December 20 and 21, and construction will officially commence with the laying of the keel in August 2023.