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Heesen launches YN15250...

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She’s the all-aluminium semi-displacement Omega-exteriored and Remi Tessier-interiored 50m MY ‘Satori’. Photos: Dick Holthuis

MARCH 2011

On Friday, February 25, Heesen launched YN15250, now MY Satori, a name that in the Zen Buddhist tradition refers to a sudden enlightenment that is considered the first step toward ‘Nirvana’.
At 499GT and with a top speed of 24 knots, she is among the world’s fastest 50m (164ft) yachts. The hard-chine hull form was developed by Heesen’s in-house naval architects in association with Van Oossanen Associates and the propulsion comes from twin 2,720kW (3,650hp) MTUs. At 12 knots her range would be in excess of 3,200nm
The exterior styling was down to Heesen regular Frank Laupman and his Omega studio, while the interior was handled by award-winning French designer, Rémi Tessier.
“This yacht has pushed Heesen’s custom abilities to an even higher level of excellence,” says Satori’s captain, Mark Lacey, who was also the owner’s project manager. “In yachting there are only two possible ways to react to a request from the owner and they are ‘yes’ and ‘we’ll see what we can do’. In the construction of this yacht there has been emphatically no place for the ‘not possible’ response. We have approached the entire build from this perspective. Every person of the team has been working extremely hard to create a balanced and beautiful design that I hope will become a classic.”
After the usual intensive sea trials in the North Sea, Satori is scheduled for April 2011.
Heesen Yachts has currently sixteen yachts under construction (a total length of 773m) which will be delivered to their owners by 2014. In 2010 the Dutch shipyard signed seven contracts and has signed a further one in early 2011.

Basic Spec – Heesen YN15250 Satori...
LOA: 49.80m (164ft)
Max Beam: 9.00m (29ft 6in)
Draught: 2.65m (8ft 8in)
Displacement (Half Load): 300 tonnes (660,000lbs)
Tonnage: 499GT
Main Engines: 2 x MTU 16V4000M90, 2,720kW (3,650hp)
Propulsion: 2 x Schaffran five-blade fixed-pitch propellers, diameter 1.45m (4ft 8in)
Fuel: 68.3m³ (18,050 US gals)
Water: 16.2m³ (4,280 US gals)
Max Speed: 24 knots
Range @ 12 knots: 3,200nm
Guests: 10
Crew: 10 (inc captain)
Classification: ABS, XA1 Commercial Yachting Service, XAMS
Naval Architecture: Heesen Yachts / Van Oossanen & Associates
Exterior Styling: Omega Architects
Interior Design: Rémi Tessier
Builder/Launch: Heesen/2011

For more, www.heesenyachts.nl

© Phil Draper