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.
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,
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
Length over all: 49,80m / 163ft 4in
Beam over all: 9,00m / 29ft 6in
Draft: 2,50m / 8ft 2in
Displacement (50% load): 313 tons
Cabins: Full-beam master suite and study, full-beam VIP cabin, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins
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
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
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