Closer look at Hakvoort’s 61m explorer Project YN251

Written by Rebecca Smurthwaite

The first vessel to launch under the yard’s royal designation in 2020, Royal Hakvoort Shipyard, based in Monnickendam, the Netherlands, launched its new 61-metre superyacht Project YN251 on Saturday. Royal Hakvoort have now released further information on their new superyacht. Hakvoort Project YN251 yacht launchPhoto: Tom van OossanenFeaturing interior and exterior design by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, Project YN251 features a blend of style and functionality. Spotlighting a designated owner's deck with an impressive full-beam suite taking centre stage, the master suite also includes floor-to-ceiling windows, a private dining area and a Jacuzzi on the foredeck. Hakvoort Project YN251 yacht launchPhoto: Tom van OossanenHakvoort Project YN251 yacht launchPhoto: Tom van OossanenFeaturing naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design, and specifically requested by the owner, Project YN251’s most unique feature is her high ceilings, reaching heights of 2.4-metres on the main deck and owner's deck. With a clean and classic interior, constructed with natural elements such as oak and walnut, YN251 also comes with a lower deck cinema room and a large family-style open galley. Hakvoort Project YN251 yacht launchPhoto: Tom van OossanenWith a continuous emphasis on spacious living for both interior and exterior spaces, Project YN251 is defined by vast open spaces and plenty of amenities. Some standout features include a large tender and toy store, a swimming pool on the upper deck, an outdoor kitchen featuring a 54-inch barbeque, plenty of comfortable seating, a sauna and air-conditioned indoor and outdoor lounges. YN251 also comes with a cosy fire pit on her sun deck for nights under the stars and a Jacuzzi on her foredeck.Hakvoort Project Sidney yacht launch in MonnickendamPhoto: Aurélien Herman / SuperYacht TimesHakvoort Project YN251 yacht launchPhoto: Tom van OossanenIn reference to her technical details, Project YN251 is powered by twin Caterpillar 3512E diesel engines, allowing her to reach a cruising speed of 12.7 knots, a top speed of 14.7 knots, with an autonomous range of 3,800 nautical miles at 12 knots. YN251 is also equipped with a forward-facing FarSounder sonar, ECDIS chart system, zero speed stabilisers and state-of-the-art positioning system.Hakvoort Project YN251 yacht launchPhoto: Tom van OossanenDue for delivery in early summer, she will remain at the Royal Hakvoort Shipyard until her construction is completed. 

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