Heesen has announced the sale of its 49.9-metre Steel Class yacht Project Oslo24 with the intention of delivering her to her owner in March 2024. Photo: Heesen YachtsThe 499 GT yacht has been purchased by an accomplished yachtsman who will also captain the boat. The team at Heesen says he has introduced a wealth of practical and technical ideas from his years of sailing experience.
Clifford Denn has designed the exterior of the yacht and Luca Dini Design is behind the interior. Conceived for cruising in fjords, rivers and canals, Project Oslo24 will sport a folding mast that will allow her to negotiate bridges with a clearance of 13.4 metres.
As for the interiors, the Italian designers at Luca Dini Design have been briefed to create “a refined but relaxed décor for both the guest and crew areas.” A helm station will sit on the flybridge and on the wheelhouse deck, the owner has specified the captain’s cabin as his private office, with a fold-out bed for use during long passages. His master suite is located on the main deck forward with an additional full-beam suite and office on the lower deck, where the remaining guest cabins are also found.Photo: Heesen YachtsOn the main deck aft terrace, there is a glass-bottomed pool with water jets over the beach club. The area will also contain a wellness suite and the forward seating area will come complete with a fire pit.
In order to minimise the vessel’s environmental impact, the owner has opted for a hybrid propulsion system. The hybrid drivetrain can draw on diesel engines and electric motors. Silent cruising and zero vibration enhance comfort levels on board Project Oslo24.
“Oslo24 is a very exciting project, and we are carrying it out with enthusiasm and confidence as we know both the client and the shipyard well,” says Stefan Zucker of Zucker and Partner, owner’s representative and building surveyor.
The yacht is powered by twin MTU 8V4000 M63 engines, each coupled to a water-cooled, 135kW Danfoss electric motor on the same propeller shaft and allows for three cruising modes; silent, economic and cruising. She will cruise comfortably at 12 knots and reach a top speed of 15 knots.