Heesen’s New Custom

Heesen Yachts announces the sale of a motoryacht with naval architecture based on Van Oossanen and Associates' Fast Displacement Hull Form.

November 2, 2011

Heesen Yachts & FAST Displacement Hull Form

The YN 16750 is a 50 metre, below 500GT, all-aluminum explorer yacht. Omega Architects

On Nov. 2, Heesen Yachts announced that a 50 meter, all-aluminum YN 16750 will be fully custom-built for delivery in 2014 using the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDFH) developed by Dutch naval architects Van Oossanen and Associates. According to the press release, the low resistance characteristics of the FDFH will allow for significant improvements in fuel efficiency. The improved efficiency will make the yacht lighter, and smaller fuel tanks will allow for more storage space.

Heesen also noted that the owner commissioned Frank Laupman, of Omega Omega Architects & AB Studios, to design the exterior and general arrangement. The exterior will feature bands of wraparound glass, while the interior will mix swamp oak panelling and dark joinery details. Plus, the press release states that guests aboard will enjoy the 21.5 square meter “beach club” on the aft part of the yacht, complete with sauna.

The press release also included the main characteristics of the YN16750:


Hull type: Twin Propeller, round bilge, fast displacement motor yacht
Naval Architecture: Van Oossanen and Associates
Exterior Designer: Omega Architects & AB Studios
Interior Designer: Omega Architects & AB Studios
Interior Design Adviser: AB Studio
Classification: ABS, XA1 Commercial Yachting Service, XAMS
Large commercial Yacht Code (LY2) by MCA
Hull: Aluminium
Superstructure: Aluminium

Length over all: 49,90m
Beam over all: 9,00m
Draft: 2,15m
Displacement (approx. 50% load): 315 tons

Maximum speed (50%load): 18,5 knots
Range at 13 knots: 3.150Nm
Fuel capacity: 45.000 litres
Fresh Water capacity: 16.500 litres


Main engines: 2 x MTU 8V 4000 M63L
Maximum power: 2 x 1.000kW
Generators: 2 x Kilo-Pak, each 99kW at 50Hz

For more information, visit Heesen’s website or read the complete press release.


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