Heesen Yachts has delivered Sibelle to her owner today. She is a fully custom motoryacht, below 500GT with an aluminium hull and superstructure. The yacht was launched in February this year.
The yard says in a statement that sea trials took place in the North Sea on February 13 and 17, 2015 in waves ranging between 0.5m and 1.0m in a fresh to strong wind (Force 4-5). “Sibelle exceeded the contractual speed and proved to be extremely manoeuvrable and very quiet,” read the statement.
The build captain of Sibelle reports: “We are very pleased by the behaviour of Sibelle at sea. The speed trials – conducted without the use of stabilisers – took place in slightly uncomfortable seas with waves ranging from 0.5m to 1m, hitting us on the beam: the vessel proved to be stable and extremely manoeuvrable. The most remarkable feature is her frugal fuel consumption: at top speed (19 knots on the GPS) she uses 600 litres an hour, and at cruising speed (15.1 knots) it is only 220 litres an hour.”