Heesen Yachts is proud to announce that the hull and superstructure of the first ever 55m steel Fast Displacement motor yacht AZAMANTA (YN 17255) were joined together at the Heesen facility in Oss on February 28, 2014. Azamanta yacht will be handed over to her Owners in Summer 2015, following her intensive sea trials in the North Sea.
Superyacht Azamanta was sold in February 2013 thanks to a beneficial collaboration with a commercial family office “Bilderlings Wealth” which represents the client and manages the project.
Luxury yacht Azamanta, whose revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull Form was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects in collaboration with Heesen Yachts in house naval architects, will reach the remarkable top speed of 16,5 knots, with a range of 4.500Nm at a cruising speed of 13 knots.
Perry van Oossanen comments: “This 55m marks the 10th Heesen for which Van Oossanen Naval Architects have provided the naval architecture package, and the 4th based on the successful Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF). At Van Oossanen Naval Architects we believe the 55m will set a benchmark in terms of efficiency: propelling around 600 tonnes of steel and aluminum at 15 knots with only half of the power installed (1300kW) is quite remarkable!”
Frank Laupman from Omega Architects created the elegant lines of this new Heesen yacht. Azamanta superyacht boasts extensive outdoor spaces with a 110 square metre sun deck and a 70 square metre private Owner’s terrace. Tenders and toys are stored in the garage located at the front of the vessel and launched from the two gull-wings doors on each side; hence the lazarette can be dedicated as a wide beach club and gym with a generous swim platform that allows the Owners and their guests to swim and relax right at the sea’s edge.
Dutch designer Sinot has been appointed to design the elegant interior where twelve guests are accommodated in six cabins: the master suite traditionally located on the main deck forward features a recessed balcony; a full beam VIP lies on the lower deck alongside two twins and two doubles.
AZAMANTA (YN 17255) Yacht Main Characteristics:
Hull type: Twin propeller, fast displacement
Naval Architect: Van Oossanen / Heesen Yachts
Exterior Styling: Omega Architects
Interior Designer: Sinot Design
Classification: Lloyds 100A1 SSC YACHT G6 LMC, UMS Large Commercial Yacht Code LY3
Length over all: 55,00m / 180ft
Beam over all: 9,60m / 31ft 6in
Draft: 3,15m / 10ft 4in
Displacement (50% load): 600 tons
Maximum speed (50% load): 16,5 knots
Range at 13 knots: 4.500Nm
Fuel capacity: 100.000 litres / 26.420 US gallons
Fresh water: 25.000 litres / 6.604 US gallons
Main engines: 2 x MTU 12V 4000 M53
Maximum power: 2 x 1.380kW
Gearbox: 2 x ZF 5356
Engine control: MTU Blue Vision
Propellers: Schaffran five blade fixed pitch
Main Generators: 2 x Kilo-Pak 175kW
Emergency Generator: 1 x Kilo-Pak 80kW
Bowthruster: HRP 125kW electrically driven
Steering system: Litton Marine Systems
Stabilizers: Naiad Dynamics, zero speed
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