A Busy Summer at Heesen Yachts

Heesen Yachts delivered four superyachts including MY Quinta Enssentia and MY Ariadna.

(Oss, The Netherlands, August 2011) Heesen Yachts announced the delivery of four superyachts whose combined lengths total 189 metres. 2011 is proving to be a very busy year for Heesen Yachts, with a total of 7 deliveries in 12 months – the highest number in the last ten years. This Dutch shipyard’s current order book now stretches into 2014, with 11 yachts from 40 metres to 65 metres in design or construction. Of these yachts, 64% are of aluminium, confirming that the production of vessels in this light and strong metal is the core business of this world-renowned shipyard. The seventh delivery of 2011 will take place in late December when YN 15555, the first 55m displacement yacht, will join the Heesen fleet – a clear demonstration that Heesen Yachts has expanded its business into the sector of long-range displacement vessels.

The first delivery to take place this summer is the largest Heesen to-date: YN 14955, the 55m semi-displacement MY Quinta Essentia.

Heesen Yachts reports that during the sea trial, MY Quinta Essentia reached the speed of 25 knots at half load, exceeding the contractually-required speed of 24 knots. Her maiden voyage from the Dutch port of Hellevoetsluis to the romantic island of Capri (taking six and a half days at an average cruising speed of 16 knots) proved that her hull, designed and tank tested by Heesen Yachts in house naval architects in consultation with Van Oossanen & Associates, delivers both seaworthiness and fuel efficiency. With her striking colour scheme, developed by the Owner in close collaboration with Dobroserdov Design, Quinta Essentia will certainly not pass unnoticed at the Monaco Yacht Show, where she will be on display at Quai de l’Hirondelle from 21 to 24 September.

MY Quinta Essentia main characteristics:
Hull type: All Aluminium, hard chine semi-displacement hull form
LOA: 55.0 metres
Beam(maximum): 10.3 metres
Draught: 3.0 metres
Naval Architecture: Heesen Yachts / Van Oossanen & Associates
Exterior stylist: Omega Architects
Interior Designer: Ken Freivokh Design / Reverberi Interior Design
Displacement (half load): 500 tonnes
Grosss Tonnage: Above 500GT
Speed (maximum): 24 knots
Range: 4,500 nautical miles at 12 knots
Classifications: ABS, XA1 Commercial Yachting Service, XAMS. Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2 / MCA
Main engines: 2 x MTU 20V4000M93L, each 4,300 kW
Propellers: 2 x Schaffran five blade, fixed pitch, Ø1,800 mm

The 47m displacement MY Ariadna (YN 15347) is the seventh yacht in Heesen’s award-winning 47-Metre class. For her interior, the Owner briefed Frank Laupman from Omega Architects to take inspiration from the Moscow Ritz-Carlton hotel. The owner also requested that his suite should be on the upper deck aft, to provide added privacy and to benefit from the magnificent panorama of sea views. The opulent master bathroom is organized around a freestanding classical bath, whose 24-carat gold-plated taps are complemented with Swarovski knobs, while to ensure privacy without compromising the spatial quality of the room, frosted glass doors were selected for the shower room and the toilet. The VIP cabin, located forward on the main deck, shares its size and finishes with the master cabin. The guest cabins, each embellished with unique, classically-styled table and floor lamps, are traditionally positioned on the lower deck.

Ariadna main characteristics:
Hull type: Steel hull, round bilge, full displacement
LOA: 46.7 metres
Beam(maximum): 8.5 metres
Draught: 3.0 metres
Naval Architecture: Heesen Yachts
Exterior stylist: Omega Architects
Interior Designer: Omega Architects
Displacement (half load): 400 tonnes
Grosss Tonnage: 499GT
Speed (maximum/cruise): 15.5 knots / 12 knots
Range: 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots
Classifications: Lloyd's X100A1, SSC YACHT, Mono G6, XLMS. Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2 / MCA
Main engines: 2 x MTU 8V 4000 M70, each 1,160 kW
Propellers: Schaffran, five-blade, fixed pitch, Ø1,600 mm