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New 55 metre superyacht contract signed at Heesen

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Heesen Yachts has announced the sale of the first ever 55m steel fast displacement motor yacht: YN 17255 has been sold thanks to a beneficial collaboration with a family office Bilderlings Wealth which represents the client and manages the project.

The Heesen 55m steel fast displacement class was first introduced at “The future is now” Press conference held at the Monaco Yacht Club during the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show, where this Dutch shipyard presented several new models: as well as the 55m steel fast displacement, the 42m fast displacement equipped Hull Vane® - sold even before it was officially introduced on the market - and the 45m fly bridge.

Working with the most radical thinkers, these three new yachts were developed to overcome seemingly opposing attributes: to go faster but use less fuel, to increase range and speed, to increase performance but reduce environmental impact, to enable uncompromised interior design without compromising performance.

YN 17255, whose fast displacement hull form was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, will reach the remarkable maximum speed of 16,5 knots with a range of 4.500Nm at a cruising speed of 13 knots.

Perry van Oossanen comments: “The 55m marks the 10th Heesen for which Van Oossanen Naval Architects have provided the naval architecture package, and the 4th based on the successful Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF). We believe the 55m will set a benchmark in terms of efficiency: Propelling around 600 tons of steel and aluminium at 15 knots with only 600kW of power is quite remarkable.

Frank Laupman from Omega Architects created the elegant lines of this new Heesen 55 metre.

YN 17255 also boasts extensive outdoor spaces with its 110 square metre sun deck and a 70 square metre Owner’s private terrace located forward. Tenders and toys are stored in the garage located at the front of the vessel and launched from the two gull-wings doors on each side; hence the lazarette can be dedicated to a wide beach club and gym with a generous swim platform that allows the Owner and guests to swim and relax right at the sea’s edge.

Twelve guests are accommodated in six cabins: the master suite traditionally located on the main deck forward features a side recessed balcony; a full beam VIP on the lower deck alongside two twins and two doubles.

YN 17255 will be delivered to her owner in Summer 2015.

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