With this hybrid mega yacht concept we want to shift the focus from extrovert admiration, to creating a platform for actively experiencing the beauty of nature and the changing elements.
An elevated dining and viewing area, a tranquil garden surrounding a 20 m pool and a seamless transition to the water at the stern are contributing a complete new and exciting experience on board.
The multifunctional space of the grand hall gives an unprecedented view and contact with the surrounding nature.
The ship is based on a classic 108 m mono hull design with the unique combination of elegance and modernity of Scandinavian design.
300 square meters of high efficiency solar panels charging banks of lithium-ion batteries provides the ship with sustainable energy and enough power for slow cruising along quiet shorelines. For longer distance and higher speed you also have the option for diesel-electric propulsion, and if you get visitors the helipad comes in handy off course
Nina is a new and exciting 38-metre design from Heesen Yachts, build on the proven semi-displacement hull form. Both the exterior and interior are designed by Hot Lab, a young team of Milan-based designers.
Sporty and dynamic, the aluminium hull can reach a top speed of 23 knots powered by twin MTU engines. For optimal trim and stabilisation, Humphree Active Interceptors are fitted as standard, but at-anchor stabilisation is also an option.
Hot Lab has taken the classic Heesen look and refreshed it by maximising window space and open-air deck areas for owners to enjoy stunning sea views. The upper deck aft has been extended to create room for a 6 metre jet tender and water toys.
The sun deck is shaded by the Bimini hard top for casual, open-air dining with grill and bar area.
The area can be accessed both internally from the bridge deck and via a special collapsible stairs from the upper aft deck.
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By the price € 80 million, SilverFast although is one of the most expensive boats on the market, is ideal for anyone interested in the environment, but also to anyone who wants the luxury of a mega yacht. The SilverFast’s super yacht is environmentally friendly, while still providing all the luxuries associated with a boat of this size. SilverFast made a trip from Australia to Europe, a trip of about 10,000 nautical miles with only one stop for fuel, a feat almost unprecedented for a large yacht.
In addition to environmental friendliness, the SilverFast includes nine guest cabins (one master suite, five doubles and three triples), can accommodate a crew of 18, has a maximum speed of 27 knots (31 mph) and has a sun deck with an outdoor cinema, a jacuzzi for eight people and a sound system 70.000 watt. Moreover, Silveryachts includes huge storage space and a helipad.
SHORT SPECIFICATION FOR A HYBRID 50 M / 163’ FAST DISPLACEMENT FULL ALUMINIUM MOTOR YACHT
HULL TYPE: TWIN PROPELLER MOTOR YACHT, FAST DISPLACEMENT HULL FORM
NAVAL ARCHITECT: VAN OOSSANEN NAVAL ARCHITECTS / HEESEN YACHTS
INTERIOR DESIGNER: SINOT YACHT DESIGN
EXTERIOR STYLING: OMEGA ARCHITECTS
CLASSIFICATION: ABS A1 COMMERCIAL YACHTING SERVICE AMS, LARGE COMMERCIAL YACHT CODE LY3
ACCOMMODATION: 12 GUESTS IN 6 CABINS
DIMENSIONS 9 CREW IN 5 CABINS
LENGTH OVER ALL: 49.80 METRES (163’ 4”)
BEAM OVER ALL: 9.10 METRES (29’ 10”)
DRAFT AT HALF LOAD: 2.15 METRES (7’ 1”)
DISPLACEMENT (HALF LOAD): APPROX. 315 TONS (694,000 LBS)
TECHNICAL DETAILS APPROX. 499 GT
MAXIMUM SPEED (HALF LOAD): 16.3 KNOTS (DIESEL DIRECT)
9 KNOTS (DIESEL ELECTRIC)
RANGE: 3,750 NAUTICAL MILES AT 12 KNOTS
FUEL CAPACITY: 45,000 LITRES (11,900 US GALLON)
FRESH WATER CAPACITY: 16,000 LITRES (4,200 US GALLON)
MAIN ENGINES: 2× MTU 12V 2000 M61
MAXIMUM POWER: 2× 600 KILOWATT
GEARBOX: 2× ZF 3311 WITH PTI/PTO
SHAFTMACHINES 2× VISEDO PDR-XSE-3200-T660, 127 KW EACH
ENGINE CONTROL: MTU BLUE VISION (4 PROPULSION MODES)
PROPELLERS: 2× FIVE BLADE FIXED PITCH
GENERATORS: 2× ZENORO DUAL SPEED DC GENERATOR SET
1500/1800 RPM, MAX. 184 KW EACH
BOWTHRUSTER: MAKE ZF-MARINE 90 KILOWATT, VISEDO E
MOTOR WITH INVERTER
STEERING SYSTEM: SPERRY MARINE SYSTEMS
STABILISERS: NAIAD DYNAMICS, 2 FINS, TYPE 720, ZERO SPEED
FRESH WATER MAKER: 1× IDROMAR CAPACITY 9,000 LITRES PER DAY (2,375 US GALLON)
HOT WATER BOILER: 2× 200 LITRES (2×52.8 US GALLON)
SANITARY TREATMENT: HAMANN HL-CONT PLUS 02
AIR-CONDITIONING: HEINEN & HOPMAN
ANCHOR WINCH: 2× MAXWELL 11000 VWC
MOORING CAPSTAN: 2× MAXWELL 8000 VC
TENDER CRANE HYDROMAR SWL 2,000 KG (4,400 LBS)
JACUZZI: POOLSPA VICTORIA
Heesen Yachts is proud to announce that following intensive sea trials in the North Sea, on July 10, 2015, YN 17255 M/Y Azamanta, the world’s first Fast Displacement steel-hulled yacht over 50 metres, was delivered to her owners in international waters.
Azamanta’s sea trials took place on June 17–18 in moderate sea conditions and with winds that started south-westerly, increasing and turning north-westerly after the passage of a cold front.
Azamanta, whose Fast Displacement Hull Form was developed by Van Oossanen in collaboration with Heesen Yachts in-house naval architects, exceeded the contractual speed by 0.4 knots, reaching a top speed of 16.9 knots. Propelling around 600 tonnes of steel and aluminium at 15 knots with only 1650kW of power, the yacht has proved to be a benchmark in terms of efficiency.
Bilderlings Wealth, representing the owner and managing the project throughout the build, says: “We are very pleased with Azamanta; she is the expression of a passionate and experienced yacht owner who built a yacht to travel the globe and explore exotic destinations. Her ice-reinforced steel hull and her unusual colour scheme will enable her passengers to safely, comfortably and elegantly cruise also in high latitudes.”
The bold exterior design by Omega Architects is characterised by chiselled, sharp lines. The superstructure is adorned by “the shark tooth”, a smart design signature on the overhang of the wheelhouse that lends Azamanta a powerful personality.
Vertical windows – new to the Heesen’s aesthetics – and numerous glass insertions in the bulwarks allow more natural light to flood the interior and significantly improve the indoor/outdoor connection, offering great views of the sea even when seated in the sky lounge.
Omega’s clean design without fashion plates and supports has been cleverly engineered and meticulously executed by Heesen’s in-house experts; the superstructure aft, for example, is completely free from pillars, offering uninterrupted ocean vistas.
Heesen’s Board of Directors comments: “Azamanta is the third yacht we have delivered this year after 50m Sibelle and 47m Asya. She is a wonderful example of what owners can achieve when they entrust Heesen to build their superyacht: solid Dutch design, engineering and naval architecture wrapped in unique individual design.”
Riva’s sensational 88 Florida with her amazing power-opening cockpit roof is now on the water and has passed her sea trials with flying colours. This unique 4-cabin, 8-berth yacht will be one of the main attractions at the forthcoming Cannes Boat Show in September. To arrange a priority viewing please email Fanis Zacharis: firstname.lastname@example.org
LAUNCH 2: NEW 88FT RIVA HARDTOP
The Riva 88 Domino, the hardtop yacht from which the convertible 88 Florida was derived, has itself undergone some major improvements and is now re-launched as the Riva 88 Domino Super. For a priority viewing at the Cannes Boat Show email Fanis Zacharis: email@example.com
LAUNCH 3: NEW RIVA 76 COUPÉ
Completing the trio of newly-launched Rivas is this very latest addition to the fleet, the Riva 76 Coupé. Essentially a 3-cabin, 6-berth (plus crew) version of the 88 Domino Super, she also features a top deck but the upper helm is an option. For a priority viewing at the Cannes Boat Show email Fanis Zacharis: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Heesen Yachts is delighted to announce the kick-off of construction works for the new 85m dry dock at the facility in Oss.
The new dry dock was announced for the first time during the press conference held at the Monaco Yacht Club last September, and then officially presented during the HISWA Holland Yachting Group press tour 2015 on June 4.
Construction work started on June 15, 2015 and is scheduled to be completed by October 2016. The official inauguration will take place on November 11, 2016.
“The new 85m dry dock is our investment in the future and our response to the market request for bigger yachts,” says the Heesen Board of Directors. “The success of the 65m FDHF Galactica Star,– the largest Heesen currently at sea – and the impressive 70m Project Kometa currently under construction, are creating a lot of interest in Heesen from repeat clients, as well as from owners who are new to our brand. We are now ready to further expand the size of our yachts on offer up to 80m.”
The new shed and its dry dock will be equipped with the latest features to create the best possible working environment. Temperature and humidity controlled, the dry dock floor will be heated and automatic sun tracker lights on the roof will reduce the use of power for lighting by 25% to optimise illumination. A high quality air filtering system further provides optimal conditions for the painting process: 60,000m3 of air per hour will be filtered through special filters using 70% of the air intake from outside and 30% recycled air.
The new shed will be replacing sheds no. 2 and 3, both built in 1995, and will measure 98m x 30m x 22m. The dry dock will measure 85m x 17m wide x 22m. To make the dock watertight, 2,000 cubic metres of concrete will be employed, while 500 tons of steel will be used to build the hall. The dry dock will contain 6,502m3 of water and it will take approximately one day to fill it.
Before asking you to tell us about your experience with Cantiere delle Marche during the building of “Stella del Nord”, we’d like you walk us through the steps in your decision-making process that led you to consider CDM and then, to decide to have your yacht built by the Ancona-based shipbuilder.
We had been doing our research on Explorer yachts for about 15 months, visiting shipyards in Italy and in Northern Europe. Then, when we were in Cannes, in September of 2013, we came across CDM for the first time and had the opportunity to see and tour the “Explorer Darwin 96” on EXPOSITION. We spent roughly 60 minutes on board and were able to have an in-depth discussion with their technical expert about all those aspects that interested us. As I, personally, have a technical background, I must say I was very enthusiastic about this first meeting. I was able to get more information in those 60 minutes than I had in all the previous 15 months’ time, including visits to renowned shipbuilders. Just a few months later, we signed the contract.
In these past 18 months, how much of what you’ve experienced has coincided with your expectations, and what has had the most positive impact on you vis-á-vis what you had imagined?
As I said, my work experience lies in the industrial sector and I realize that I am person who has an extremely technical approach to things. I have to admit that I have never had such a smooth and constructive experience on other projects, similar in terms of size and complexity. Sharing decisions, feelings, and forging interpersonal relationships over a period of 18 months is no easy task. It is perfectly normal for there to be divergences in the course of the shipbuilding process. I must say that I never had the sensation that anything was being forced on me … on the contrary.
Today, on the eve of the launch, I can say I am pleasantly surprised by all that I’ve received from CDM. I can affirm that our “Stella del Nord” carries within her all of the goodwill and professionalism of Cantiere Delle Marche and of all the collaborators who, for 18 months, have committed themselves to the success of the project.
CDM is a shipbuilder that has always distinguished itself through a direct and frank approach to communication, so once again, we’d like to stay true to course: after this experience, what would you change?
I confess that this question puts me on the spot. I have always encountered extremely open individuals, from the first people I see as I arrive in the shipyard in the morning, to the various technical experts, to the on-board outfitter. I am always made to feel “important” at Cantiere delle Marche and I have never felt that I was lacking for anything at all. For example, since I am busy all day, I always end up calling your chairman after eight in the evening. I have never once felt that I was disturbing him, quite the opposite, I have always felt at ease, like one of the family.
Now that “Stella del Nord” is finally in her natural element and the summer season is fast approaching, it’s time to make cruising plans: what do you have in mind for the summer of 2015?
We expect to leave on Saturday, July 4th and make our first stop in Montenegro to refuel. Then, we’d like to sail towards Greece, continue through the Strait of Messina, so that by August we’ll reach Sardinia where we’ll meet up with our friends. Later, in September, the “Stella Del Nord” will be on exhibition at the boat show in Cannes. Finally, we plan to return to the Adriatic in October.
With a vessel like “Stella del Nord” it is difficult to set limits as to distances to cover and waters to explore; are there any transoceanic plans in this splendid yacht’s future? Which seas make your heart beat the fastest?
Our dream is to one day cross the Atlantic and go to the Caribbean where we’d like to spend the winter. Our daughter, who lives in the USA, has already “booked a room” on board. We are also thinking about circumnavigating the U.S. and Northern Canada, and are considering other routes, too, maybe in the Pacific.
And now for the most dangerous question … if you should one day build another yacht, would you do it again with Cantiere delle Marche? If yes, why?
When we began this adventure, I had no idea that building a steel sea craft would be so complicated, or so thrilling. I reached a compromise with my wife when we decided on the length [of this one]. Already, I am imagining a 110- or 115-foot “Darwin” … but where to have it built? At Cantiere delle Marche. Definitely. Why? Because I know it will be a positive experience and, at the end of the day, I know that I will be just as satisfied as I am now.