Heesen yachts HY17255

Heesen Yachts HY17255. Photo credits: Dick Holthuis Photography

Heesen Yachts has announced that the hull and superstructure of YN 17255, the first 55m steel fast displacement motoryacht, has been joined together at Heesen’s Dutch facility in Oss.

Sold in February 2013, construction of YN 17255 is overseen by Bilderlings Wealth, which represents the client and manages the project.

The yacht’s fast displacement hull form was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects in collaboration with Heesen Yachts’ in-house naval architects. The vessel will be capable of reaching a 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 aluminium at 15 knots with only half of the power installed (1300kW) is quite remarkable!”

Frank Laupman from Omega Architects created the lines of this new Heesen yacht. YN 17255 features extensive outdoor spaces with a 110sq m sun deck and a 70sq m 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-wing 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 at the sea’s edge.

Dutch designer Sinot has been appointed to design the interior including accommodation for 12 guests in six cabins.

YN 17255 will be delivered in the summer of 2015 after intensive sea trials in the North Sea.