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News: Heesen Yachts sell first 55m steel fast displacement yacht YN 17255

February 21, 2013 by Alex Lever
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The Heesen 55m steel fast displacement yacht YN 17255 was first introduced at “The future is now” Press conference held at the Monaco Yacht Club during the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show, where this Dutch shipyard presented several new models: as well as the 55m steel fast displacement, the 42m fast displacement equipped Hull Vane® – sold even before it was officially introduced on the market – and the 45m fly bridge.

Working with the most radical thinkers, these three new yachts were developed to overcome seemingly opposing attributes: to go faster but use less fuel, to increase range and speed, to increase performance but reduce environmental impact, to enable uncompromised interior design without compromising performance.

Luxury yacht YN 17255, whose fast displacement hull form was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, will reach the remarkable maximum speed of 16,5 knots with a range of 4.500Nm at a cruising speed of 13 knots.

Perry van Oossanen comments: “The 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). We believe the 55m will set a benchmark in terms of efficiency: Propelling around 600 tons of steel and aluminum at 15 knots with only 600kW of power is quite remarkable.”

Frank Laupman from Omega Architects created the elegant lines of this new Heesen 55 metre. Superyacht YN 17255 also boasts extensive outdoor spaces with its 110 square metre sun deck and a 70 square metre Owner’s private terrace located forward. 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 to a wide beach club and gym with a generous swim platform that allows the Owner and guests to swim and relax right at the sea’s edge.

Twelve guests are accommodated in six cabins: the master suite traditionally located on the main deck forward features a side recessed balcony; a full beam VIP on the lower deck alongside two twins and two doubles.

Specifications of the latest Heesen superyacht YN 17255:

Hull type: Twin propeller, fast displacement
Naval Architect: Van Oossanen / Heesen Yachts
Exterior Styling: Omega Architects
Classifi cation: Lloyds  100A1 SSC YACHT G6  LMC, UMS
Large Commercial Yacht Code LY3
Hull: Steel
Superstructure: Aluminium

Length over all: 55,00m / 180ft
Beam over all: 9,60m / 31ft 6in
Draft: 3,15m / 10ft 4in
Displacement (50% load): 600 tons

Maximum speed (50% load): 16,5 knots
Range at 13 knots: 4.500Nm
Fuel capacity: 100.000 litres / 26.420 US gallons
Fresh water: 25.000 litres / 6.604 US gallons

Main engines: 2 x MTU 12V 4000 M53
Maximum power: 2 x 1.380kW
Gearbox: 2 x ZF 5356
Engine control: MTU Blue Vision
Propellers: Scha ran fi ve blade fi xed pitch
Main Generators: 2 x Kilo-Pak 175kW
Emergency Generator: 1 x Kilo-Pak 80kW
Bowthruster: HRP 125kW electrically driven
Steering system: Litton Marine Systems
Stabilizers: Naiad Dynamics, zero speed

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