Today, Heesen Yachts announced that the 50-metre superyacht Omaha has been delivered following intensive sea trails in the North Sea. Photo: Dick Holthuis / HeesenFormerly known as Project Maia, Omaha is the first in Heesen’s newly designed 50-metre Steel Class which replaces the 47m Steel Class, of which 13 units were delivered between 2001 and 2017.Photo: Dick Holthuis / HeesenDescribed as extremely manoeuvrable in all conditions, Omaha’s exterior lines are by Clifford Denn. She features a round bilge steel hull with bulbous bow. Her owners worked closely with Reymond Langton and Heesen’s in-house team of designers to create a sophisticated interior. She boasts a luxurious beach club complete with a bar and sauna and accommodates up to 10 guests in five staterooms.Photo: Tom van Oossanen / Heesen / SuperYacht TimesPowered by twin MTU engines, she has a range of 3,800 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots. During sea trials she reached speeds of 16 knots, exceeding the contractual speed of 15 knots. Photo: Tom van Oossanen / Heesen / SuperYacht TimesOmaha was sold by Chris Collins of Ocean Independence, who represented the owners during the construction process. Wayne Foulis acted as the owner’s representative.Photo: Tom van Oossanen / Heesen / SuperYacht TimesOmaha’s sister ship, Project Triton, is currently under construction at the Heesen shipyard in Oss and is scheduled for delivery in February 2020.
SuperYacht Times - The State of Yachting 2019
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