Image: Dick Holthuis Photography

Heesen Yachts has announced that YN 16650 was launched on 28 March in a private ceremony during which the owner christened the yacht Monaco Wolf.

The yacht is fitted with the latest MTU engines enabling her to achieve a top speed of 23 knots and a range of over 3,100 nautical miles.

The vessel’s lines were designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and embody the Heesen family look and feel with its iconic reverse sheer ‘pelican beak’ bow. Continuous sheets of laminated triple glazing have been thermo-bonded to the superstructure creating a seamless wall of windows resulting in a striking contemporary look. Italian designer Francesco Paszkowski created the interior and spoke glowingly of Heesen’s ability to accomodate his team’s needs and translate his drawings accurately into reality.

Monaco Wolf can accommodate up to 12 guests in six staterooms. The master suite is traditionally located on the main deck. Both bedroom and bathroom are full-beam with windows running along their entire length. The other guest suites are found on the lower deck and include a full-beam VIP, two double and two twin cabins. Additionally, the use of plate glass screens in the exterior railings means that as well as satisfying all the usual safety regulations, Monaco Wolf also offers safe passage for any canine companions.

Rupert Nelson, a director at Burgess who introduced the client to Heesen, comments: “The Heesen production team were on hand for the launching and it was a privilege to meet them in person. So often we meet the project front men and women, but it is equally important to know the production team – especially where there are shortened delivery schedules. Their support is crucial during the final stages prior to delivery.”

Monaco Wolf will be tested in the North Sea before being delivered to her owners at the end of May 2014.


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