Heesen Yachts is delighted to announce the successful delivery of the head-turning 45m AMORE MIO (YN 17145) to her international owners as scheduled. This striking semi-displacement vessel represents the largest and most powerful sports yacht ever built in the Netherlands.
AMORE MIO was handed over to her Owners following intensive sea trials in the North Sea that took place from January 18 to 21, 2016 in southeasterly prevailing winds and waves of 0,5 to 1 metres. Run by twin MTU 16V diesel engines, the vessel reached a thrilling top speed of 30 knots, meeting not only all the contractual speed requirements, but also proving to be very quiet and highly maneuverable.
AMORE MIO’s Captain, Tripp Hock, commented: “Heesen added a third day to their standard sea trial program, which they are calling the Captain’s Day. This was a welcome addition and allowed me free scope for requesting all kinds of further testing like crash stops, dead ship operations and single engine maneuvering. As the first Heesen sea trialed at ‘light load’, I was eager to see in particular how the gyro stabilisers would function on such a buoyant ship in the North Sea. To my relief, all the coffee cups stayed on the tables.”
With a range of 2,750 nautical miles at 12 knots, AMORE MIO can cross the Mediterranean with ease or cruise the entire length of the Caribbean from St. Barths to Grenada, stopping off at as many islands as one chooses on just one tank of fuel. Moreover, she is capable of both rapid acceleration and a very smooth ride, thanks to the solidity and integrity of her semi-displacement, aluminium hull design.
With naval architecture by the yard’s in house team and exterior design by Omega Architects, AMORE MIO is a performance yacht that delivers equal parts power and sophistication, setting her apart from every other sportster on the market.
She is the first vessel to be delivered by Heesen in 2016. Later in the year two more will follow: the 70m flagship Project Kometa, as well as the 50m semi-displacement Project Akoya. At the moment, Heesen has ten yachts in build.
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