Image: Omega Architects

Heesen Yachts has announced that it has sold the first 45m fly bridge vessel YN 17145, Project Necto.

The sportster will be the largest built by a Northern European shipyard and will be capable of 30 knots of speed thanks to her all-aluminium semi-displacement hull and twin MTU 16V 4000 M73L engines. Project Necto will have a range of 2,750nm at 12 knots.

Frank Laupman of Omega Architects has created the exterior lines of the yacht introducing the ‘knuckle’ –  a design element that interrupts the line of the raked bow and gives a particularly aggressive look with its much sharper and narrower bow.


Image: Cristiano Gatto

The interior of YN 17145 has been created by Italian designer Cristiano Gatto, who is currently working on his third project with the Dutch shipyard. The owners chose a contemporary yet cosy design for the interior of their 45m sportster. Ten guests will be accommodated in five cabins: The full beam master suite is located on the main deck, while the four guest cabins – two twins and two doubles – are on the lower deck.

The yacht also boasts extensive outdoor areas with a spacious sundeck. As an expansive 84-square metre area, completely free from fixed furniture, it is available for guests to carry out their morning exercise.

YN 17145 will be delivered to her owners after intensive sea trials in the North Sea in January 2016.