Following the launch of project Antares last month, Heesen Yachts has been hard at work on their latest 55M FDHF Steel Class motor yacht which has now been christened as Vida. Currently completing harbour trials where onboard systems are thoroughly tested, Vida will soon embark on her first sea trials out on the North Sea before being delivered to her owner in spring this year.Photo: Heesen
Acquired by her American owner mid-build in 2017, Vida has been customised to suit his active fishing lifestyle and to act as a base for his sports fishing fleet of smaller vessels to refuel and replenish stocks.
The owner drafted Be Design Associates from Florida to style the custom interior of the yacht who worked with him on various residential projects in the past. Keeping in mind Vida’s rigorous life at sea, the studio selected durable and environmental performance materials. With the original architecture created by Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini, the overriding style is one of comfort and sophistication with soft materials and a warm colour palette creating an inviting environment. Photo: Heesen
Omega Architects are the designers behind the vessel which is becoming ever more recognisable as carried by Vida’s sister Laurentia, who, just like Vida, is finished with its own customised design features.
On a more technical note, Vida shares the same 740 GT platform as Laurentia that is expected to reach a top speed of 16 knots and can cover 4,500 nm at 13 knots thanks to Van Oossanen’s innovative and efficient hull design on which Vida is built.
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