As 2017 comes to a close, the order book at Heesen re-opens with the confirmed sale of a 50m fast displacement yacht.
The full-aluminium motor yacht is based on the Nova Plus platform, a design that boasts performance and efficiency – the 50m yacht was already a year into construction when the client approached Heesen.
As an experienced sailor, the new owner has plans to pilot the yacht personally, requesting the addition of a second helm station on the flybridge; a feature normally reserved for smaller yachts. Other adaptations include a reduction in the superstructure lips, to allow for plenty of natural light in the interior, a sky lounge with fully retractable windows and a bespoke layout below deck to suit the owner’s family.
Heesen’s Mark Cavendish told Boat International, “The owner has had several large sailing yachts and a few small runarounds before, but this is his first large motor yacht. The interiors will be heavily customised to suit his tastes with floor-to-ceiling glass windows in the master suite.”
Mark Whitely Design are responsible for the interior, having been briefed to create a ‘welcoming and inviting’ space, the construction will be undertaken by Heesen Yacht Interiors. A conventional layout of five suites on the lower decks, and a master cabin on the main deck forward allows for 12 guests, and 9 crew.
Van Oossanen Naval Architects – A leading practice based in Holland were drafted in for the hull design, utilizing a Fast Displacement Hull Form to ensure smooth and efficient speeds up to 20knots, the same architects played a key role in the design for our very own ‘Gotham Project’.
With an impressive transatlantic range of 3,750nm and a frugal consumption of 98 litres per hour at 12knots, the yacht boasts worldwide cruising capabilities, something Heesen have claimed as ‘’Remarkable for a 50m yacht of 499GT, displacing 320 tonnes’’.
The Dutch shipyard have launched 55m Laurentia, 47m Book Ends and 50m Home, a total of 152m of deliveries this year alone; with a further 11 in the order book.