Heesen has announced that Project Necto (YN 17145) was launched on Thursday November 12, 2015. The operation took place at the Heesen facility in Oss in the a private ceremony where the owners christened their new yacht Amore Mio.
Heesen says Amore Mio is the largest and most powerful sports yacht ever built in the Netherlands. Her 45-metre aluminium hull, powered by two MTU 16V diesel engines, can reach a top speed of 30 knots. Exterior design has been provided by Omega Architects and the interiors are work of Cristiano Gatto with marine hardy fabrics onboard by Loro Piana.
This yacht, Heesen says, has been designed to provide the very rare combination of space, speed, style and safety.
The solidity and integrity of the semi-displacement aluminium hull, designed by Heesen in-house naval architects, provides both rapid acceleration and smooth power. With a range of 2,750nm, Amore Mio can cross the Mediterranean with ease, or cruise the entire length of the Caribbean from St. Barths to Grenada stopping at as many islands as the owner chooses and on only one tank of fuel.
In addition, Amore Mio is equipped with advanced gyro stabilisers and active interceptors working to give the best possible sea keeping conditions at 30ks or zero speed.
Amore Mio has been fitted with a unique MOB Rapid Reaction System, specially developed by her build captain. In case of man overboard, multiple buttons have been placed around the vessel that, when pressed, will instantly open concealed hatches dropping high-visibility inflatable life rings in the water to both mark the position of the MOB and also serve as a flotation aid. Simultaneously, alarms on the bridge and in the crew areas are sounded, and the location is recorded in the vessel’s chart plotter program. The MOB Rapid Reaction System could be a critical time saver in the rescue chain of events, particularly important for high-speed yachts running at night.
A 5.9m Boesch mahogany tender will be housed in the garage and launched thanks to the Heesen traditional Teflon slide, which saves considerable head room.
Amore Mio will be intensively tested in the North Sea and delivered to her owners by the end of January 2016.