Heesen Yachts has delivered YN 17145 Amore Mio. This 45m semi-displacement vessel is the largest and most powerful sports yacht ever built in the Netherlands, the shipyard claims. Naval architecture comes from in-house.
The yacht completed sea trials in January under southeasterly prevailing winds and waves of 0.5m to 1m. Powered by twin MTU 16V diesel engines, she reached a top speed of 30 knots.
“Not only did she meet all the contractual speed requirements, but the sea trials also proved the all-aluminium superyacht to be very quiet and highly maneuverable,” Heesen reports.
Commenting on the sea trials, Amore Mio’s captain Tripp Hock says: “Heesen added a third day to their standard sea trial programme, which they are calling the Captain’s Day. This allowed me free scope for requesting all kinds of further testing like crash stops, dead ship operations and single engine manoeuvring.”
Amore Mio is the first yacht to be delivered by Heesen in 2016. She will be followed by two projects under construction: the 70m flagship Project Kometa, and the 50m semi-displacement Project Akoya.
Heesen currently has ten yachts under construction.