Exclusive: Heesen Yachts’ 51m hull 18151 takes shape

Written by Charl van Rooy

Earlier this week Heesen Yachts joined the hull and superstructure of its latest superyacht project known as YN 18151. The 51-metre Eidsgaard Design superyacht has now been moved inside the build shed where she will be completed, ready for delivery in the spring of 2018.

It is exciting to see this full-custom project take shape. Working with SuperYachtsMonaco, who represent the client’s commercial interest and Superyacht Technical Services who are providing the technical support, is a very positive experience,” had the Heesen Board of Directors to say.

As no profile renderings of the yacht’s exterior are available, these construction images leave much to the imagination as to the project’s ultimate look. Heesen reports that an extensive use of curved glass will give the yacht an aggressive appearance. The project is the first time Eidsgaard Design has worked with Heesen Yachts on a superyacht project and has introduced a few characteristic styling features that would set the yacht apart from any other Heesen superyacht before her.

According to Jim Evans of SuperYachtsMonaco, the project ticked several of his client’s boxes and comments on why Heesen Yachts was ultimately selected as the builder of the owner’s new yacht: “The client demanded the ability to properly customise the yacht with Eidsgaard Design’s interior and exterior designs. He also required a reasonable approach to pricing, of course, and was looking for a shipyard which would work closely with his team. Heesen was the yard best equipped and most prepared to accommodate all of these requirements and more than a year into the project, and I can say without hesitation that they are fulfilling all their promises."

Powered by two MTU16V 4000 M93Ldiesel engines with ingenious naval architecture and precision engineering by Heesen’s in-house experts, YN 18151 will reach an impressive top speed of 25 knots with a range of 2,425nm at cruising speed of 11 knots.

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