Yacht SKY – Heesen Yachts latest & largest superyacht at almost 50m

The Heesen Superyacht SKY has been launched. The large luxury yacht builder ...

Yacht SKY – Heesen Yachts latest & largest superyacht at almost 50m

March 17, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The Heesen Superyacht SKY has been launched. The large luxury yacht builder Heesen Yachts from Holland has announced the launch of their new motor yacht SKY. Yacht SKY was built as hull number 14750 and she measures in at just less than 50m (49.80m LOA).  This makes motor yacht SKY Heesen Yacht’s largest displacement yacht to date.

Yacht SKY - Heesen Yachts

The Photo of yacht SKY pictured is courtesy of yacht photographer Dick Holthuis.

The full displacement aluminium luxury yacht SKY was launched from the Oss shipyard in the presence of the yacht’s proud owners.

Weighing in at over 500GT (approx. 650GT) M/Y SKY is a fully customised 50m 2010 Hessen motor yacht  featuring naval architecture by Heesen Yacht’s own in-house naval architects. In addition, her exterior styling and design is the work of Frank Laupman of the well regarded Omega Architects.

Superyacht SKY has a contemporary and masculine interior which was designed by the New York-based interior designers Mojo-Stumer Associates. The interior is decorated predominantly with Makassar cabinetry and featuring carbon fibre and stainless steel detailing.

Mark Stumer comments on the yacht’s interior: “The architecture of the interior was created to reinforce a linear spatial quality without sacrificing internal headroom. Mundane elements of everyday life, such as televisions, kitchen equipment, and storage units, have been concealed to express immaculate symmetry. This yacht has the window glazing employing an external butt-joint to eliminate dominant vertical mullions”.

Yacht SKY can accommodate the maximum of 12 guests in her four guest cabins and one yacht owner’s suite. The owner’s suite is located forward on the main deck and features a bathroom equipped with a custom-made steam shower.

Her two twin bedded guest cabins are located amidships and down on her lower deck. To aft, her two VIP double cabins are situated. All cabins are of course equipped with private en suite shower rooms.

Superyacht SKY features a fully equipped fitness area up on her sundeck and here the custom made octagonal spa pool also occupies the forward element of her beautifully sheltered outside deck area.

Yacht SKY is propelled by twin MTU diesel engines and she can reach her top speed of 23 knots, giving a range of 3,200 nautical miles.

After intensive sea trials in the North Sea, luxury motor yacht SKY is scheduled for formal delivery to her lucky owners in April 2010.

Hessen Yacht SKY Main Characteristics:

Hull type: Twin screw, round bilge, displacement motor-yacht
Naval Architect: Heesen Yachts
Exterior Designer: Omega Architects
Interior Designer: Mojo-Stumer Associates
Classification: Lloyd’s, 100A1, SSC YACHT, LMCMS Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2 / MCA
Hull and superstructure material: Aluminium

Length over all: 49.80 metres 163ft 4in
Beam over all: 9.00 metres 29ft 6in
Draft: 2.50 metres 8ft 2in
Tonnage: Less than 500 GT
Displacement (Half load): 295 tonnes 650,350 lbs

Maximum speed (Half load): 23.0 knots
Range at 12 knots: 3,200 nautical miles
Fuel capacity: 68.8 m3 18,200 US Gallons
Fresh water: 16.2 m3 4,300 US Gallon

Main engines: 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M90 diesels
Maximum power: 2 x 2.720 kW
Gearbox: 2 x ZF 7550
Engine control: MTU Blue vision, three controls stands
Water-lubricated shafts: Stainless steel 431, ∅145mm
Propellers: Schaffran five-blade, fixed pitch ∅1,450 mm
Generators: 2 x Kilopak
Power: 2 x 99 kW, 50Hz, three phase 230/400V
Bow-thruster: HRP type 1000, 90 kW, hydraulic driven
Steering system: Sperry Marine Systems, type 2.S.25.35.2

Rudders: Two stainless steel rudders with stainless steel 431 shafts
Stabilizers: VT Naiad, type 720, at anchor, with 2 fins of approx. 3.5 m2 (37.5ft2)

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