Hakvoort Yachts, the respected Dutch shipyard has announced the launch of the YN249 superyacht SCOUT, measuring 63.72 metres. The new flagship of the yard, also known as project BRIO was designed by H2 Yacht Design and is scheduled for delivery in Spring 2019.
Spreading 63.72m in length and 11.6 metres in width, with a draft of 3.25m, SCOUT hit the water on the 1st of December, in Monnickendam in North Holland. She was moved to Amsterdam for final completion, which will include the installation of her mast, crow’s nest, radars, stabilisers and propellers.
The construction on YN249 originally started under a different project name, however, she has changed owners early into the build process and saw a complete change in direction. Interiors and exteriors of SCOUT are designed by Jonny Harsfield and his talented team at H2 Yacht Design, together with the owner, creating a high-quality luxury vessel based on naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design.
Jonny Horsfield comments on some of the main features on board this spectacular mega yacht: “SCOUT has been an exciting project for the H2 Yacht Design and Hakvoort teams. The owner’s brief called for a rugged explorer style yacht intended to look like a conversion from a commercial vessel. We gave her crisp, distinctive lines and integrated forward sloping windows. We placed the tenders on the bow, leaving them exposed to add to the utilitarian aesthetic.”
“There are a helideck and a forward observation lounge in addition to an expansive sun deck,” Horsfield continues. “It allows unobstructed views fore and aft which will be one of the focal points of living onboard. The whole design process was centred around a romantic idea of original ocean exploration and SCOUT’s design – inside and out – really reflects that. She’s a fantastically unique vessel.”
SCOUT is an ocean-going superyacht that has been fitted with two Cat 3512C Diesel engines, cruising at 12.5 knots and reaching a top speed of 14.8 knots, while her range is 4,800 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Accommodation on board was created for up to eight guests across four large staterooms, located on the main deck as well as a large suite on the owner’s deck, one deck above the main deck. The lower deck is home to the crew accommodation which includes two staff cabins and nine crew cabins. The captain’s quarters are located on the bridge deck.
At 63.72-metre, SCOUT will represent the largest yacht ever delivered by Hakvoort shipyard, taking over from the 61m motor yacht JUST J’S, delivered in 2016.