Heesen Yachts has announced that on March 20th, 2015 Sibelle was delivered to her Owner. Sibelle is a 50-metre fully custom motor yacht, below 500GT with an aluminum hull and superstructure.
During sea trials, the yacht exceeded the contractual speed and proved to be extremely maneuverable and very quiet.
Perry van Oossanen, naval architect, comments: “The first of a kind. A Fast Displacement Hull Form with a radical styling that includes a vertical stem and very strict requirements from the Owner, has really pushed the boundaries in yacht design. To see all this come together so beautifully after five years of hard work of designing and building, is a great feeling. All of us at Van Oossanen Naval Architects are proud to be part of this unique project!”
The build captain of M/Y Sibelle reports: “We are very pleased by the behaviour of Sibelle at sea. The speed trials – conducted without the use of stabilizers – took place in slightly uncomfortable seas with waves ranging from 0.5 to 1 meter, hitting us on the beam: the vessel proved to be stable and extremely manoeuvrable. The most remarkable feature is her frugal fuel consumption: at top speed (19 knots on the GPS) she uses 600 litres an hour, and at cruising speed (15.1 knots) it is only 220 litres an hour!”
M/Y Sibelle’s exterior lines are by Frank Laupman from Omega architects, assisted by Mikhail Labazov and Andrei Savin from Architectural Bureau A-B Studio.
Mark Cavendish, Sales and Marketing Director at Heesen Yachts, comments: “M/Y Sibelle exemplifies Heesen’s ability to create fully custom yachts that reflect the individuality of the client. We help our visionary owners to craft their unique vessel and provide them with the highest standard of engineering developed in over 35 years of experience.”