Construction update: 57m Heesen superyacht Setteesettanta hull design tested

Netherlands-based builder Heesen has announced that following rigorous tests, the hull design of the 57-metre Setteesettanta has passed with flying colours. Model testing of Project SetteesettantaPhoto: David ChurchillThe hull design of Setteesettanta went through a programme of Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations, and two days of model tests in the new tank at the Wolfson Unit in Southampton.Model testing of Project SetteesettantaPhoto: David Churchill"The Fast Displacement hull of this 57-metre yacht was tested in many different sea states, including those representing very harsh conditions,” commented Perry van Oossanen of renowned Dutch architects Van Oossanen Naval Architects. “We paid particular attention in the design to achieving low accelerations, in both pitch and roll – which are the measure of comfort onboard – and to ensure a dry vessel in spite of her reversed-bow design.”Model testing of Project SetteesettantaPerry van Oossanen also confirmed that the full-custom yacht proved equally satisfactory in calm water tests.Model testing of Project SetteesettantaPhoto: David ChurchillProject Setteesettanta has been designed for repeat Heesen clients, who requested a yacht tailored to their lifestyle. She features exterior design by Omega Architects with naval architecture from Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Setteesettanta incorporates the finest details to satisfy every family member and deliver the best experience possible and includes interior design penned by Cristiano Gatto Design.Model testing of Project SetteesettantaModel testing of Project SetteesettantaPhoto: David ChurchillParticular care and attention to detail has been taken with the materials used for Project Setteesettanta. Heesen excels in building lightweight, all-aluminium yachts engineered and built to the finest tolerances. As a result, meticulous weight control ensures outstanding performance in both speed and efficiency.Model testing of Project SetteesettantaPhoto: David Churchill"Project Setteesettanta sports a fourth deck, a large pool and a low stern, which allowed us to flex our mental muscles to ensure the vessel’s stability,” said Sjoerd van Herk, Heesen Senior Naval Architect. “We are currently finalising the preliminary design, and next month, we will begin the engineering phase. We look forward to the keel laying in September.''Model testing of Project SetteesettantaPhoto: David ChurchillProject Setteesettanta has a particular emphasis on comfort in all sea conditions and is equipped with a conventional propulsion system and two compact MTU 16V2000M72 (1,440 kW) diesel engines. She is able to reach a top speed of 18 knots with a range of 3,900 nautical miles at 12 knots.Project Setteesettanta exterior renderingPhoto: Heesen

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