Heesen Yachts has announced that on February 28 2014 the hull and superstructure of the first ever 55m steel Fast Displacement motor yacht were joined together at the Heesen facility in Oss. YN 17255 was sold in February 2013 thanks to a beneficial collaboration with a commercial family office “Bilderlings Wealth” which represents the client and manages the project.
YN 17255, whose revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull Form was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects in collaboration with Heesen Yachts in house naval architects, will reach the remarkable top speed of 16,5 knots, with a range of 4.500Nm at a cruising speed of 13 knots.
Perry van Oossanen comments: “This 55m marks the 10th Heesen for which Van Oossanen Naval Architects have provided the naval architecture package, and the 4th based on the successful Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF). At Van Oossanen Naval Architects we believe the 55m will set a benchmark in terms of efficiency: propelling around 600 tonnes of steel and aluminum at 15 knots with only half of the power installed (1300kW) is quite remarkable!”
Frank Laupman from Omega Architects created the elegant lines of this new Heesen yacht. YN 17255 boasts extensive outdoor spaces with a 110 square metre sun deck and a 70 square metre private Owner’s terrace. Tenders and toys are stored in the garage located at the front of the vessel and launched from the two gull-wings doors on each side; hence the lazarette can be dedicated as a wide beach club and gym with a generous swim platform that allows the Owners and their guests to swim and relax right at the sea’s edge.
Dutch designer Sinot has been appointed to design the elegant interior where twelve guests are accommodated in six cabins: the master suite traditionally located on the main deck forward features a recessed balcony; a full beam VIP lies on the lower deck alongside two twins and two doubles.
YN 17255 will be delivered to her Owners in Summer 2015 after intensive sea trials in the North Sea.