Heesen Yachts newest concept definitely exudes the wow factor. Heesen has released exciting details of their newest yacht following positive results from recent tank tests. This 213’ megayacht has a lightweight all-aluminum hull and superstructure with “Fast Displacement Hull Form”, that allows her to attain a maximum speed of 27 knots, an astonishing speed for a yacht of this size. But then, this yacht is remarkable in many ways.
The hull form is the result of studies and tank tests carried out over 20 years by the Dutch Naval Architects Van Oossanen and Associates. Their focus was to perfect a hull form designed to reduce hydrodynamic resistance over the entire range of speeds a yacht travels, rather than based on either long range or short, higher speed requirements.
The Heesen 213’ Fast Displacement design boasts some extraordinary exterior features. There is a magnificent split-level beach club aft on the main and lower decks with a 107 square-foot side-balcony on the port side and a voluminous 236 square-foot swim platform. The beach complex includes a sauna, hammam, shower room, day head, full bar and glass-bottom swimming pool that allows sunlight to shine through the water illuminating the bar below. The yacht also is designed with a forward sunbathing area that converts to a touch-and-go heli-deck.
Exterior styling by Frank Laupman, Omega Architects, takes the 213’ Heesen to a thrilling, futuristic new level. The streamlined low profile, like a high-speed bullet train, has an imposing forward thrust. Integrating the hull with the main deck eliminates the aft overhang creating a smooth and seamless integration with the freestanding superstructure.
Maximum speed: 27 knots
Engines: 2 x MTU 20V4000M93L
Stabilizers: 5 x Seakeeper gyroscopes
Cruising speed: 24 knots
Range: 4,500 Nm at 14 knots