Heesen Yachts has announced the launch of the 55 metre project 17255 on 1st May from their facilities in Oss, the Netherlands. The fast displacement steel-hulled yacht - developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects in collaboration with Heesen - has been christened Azamanta.
Her exterior lines are from the drawing board of Omega Architects, who have included vertical windows and numerous glass insertions in the bulwarks which flood the interior spaces with natural light. In regards to her exterior spaces, the sundeck is particularly spacious with 110 sqm of space available for guests to enjoy. The sundeck also features a large Jacuzzi that can be covered up to transform the space into a stage for live music performances, creating the ideal reception and entertainment area.
Inside, she accommodates up to 12 guests over six cabins. The opulent master suite is located on the main deck forward, and features a recessed balcony on the starboard side as well as a 70 sqm private terrace in which three sofas surround a dining table. The remaining cabins are on the lower deck and include a full-beam VIP cabin alongside two twins and two doubles. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms, each of them decorated with unique wall mosaics.
Her interiors were designed by Sinot Yacht Design, who combined the owner’s noted passion for Metropolitan-style Art Déco together with his love for flora and fauna motifs. The contrast of dark patterned wood with light silk custom-designed fabrics enhances the theme and works to create a welcoming and homey environment.
Tenders and toys are conveniently stored in the forward garage and launched through gull-wings doors on each side. This leaves space in the lazarette for a wide beach club and gym with a generous swim platform for owner and guests to swim and relax right at the sea’s edge.
Performance wise, she has a top speed of 16.5 knots with a range of 4,500 nm at a cruising speed of 13 knots. Azamanta will be intensively tested in the North Sea and is due to be delivered to her owners in July.