Heesen Yachts has delivered the 164-foot custom motoryacht Sibelle to her owner.
Sibelle underwent sea trials in the North Sea during mid-February in Force 4 and Force 5 winds, according to Heesen. She exceeded her contractual speed, boasting a top end of 19 knots and a cruising speed of about 15 knots.
Naval architect Perry van Oossanen called Sibelle the first of her kind, with a Fast Displacement Hull Form and “radical styling” including a vertical stem. “To see all this come together so beautifully after five years of hard work of designing and building is a great feeling,” he stated in a press release.
The build captain noted that, during sea trials, Sibelle had “frugal fuel consumption,” burning less than 160 gallons per hour at top speed and less than 60 gallons per hour at a 15-knot cruise.
Frank Laupman of Omega Architects penned Sibelle‘s exterior lines, working with Mikhail Labazov and Andrei Savin from Architectural Bureau A-B Studio. They emphasized contrasting bands of wraparound glass to create the yacht’s distinctive look.
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