Heesen shipyard in the Netherlands signs two new orders for megayachts designed to be even more powerful, elegant and faster than their predecessors. YN 16551, with architectural styling elements
that are a progression from the award winning Heesen superyachts MAN OF STEEL and SKY, is a 167 foot full displacement, long range vessel with a steel, round-bilge hull-form and aluminum superstructure. YN 15850 is the newest design in Heesen’s 164 foot semi-displacement all-aluminum series and features reduced weight and 2.720kW MTU engines for extraordinary speed, range and fuel economy.
Like MAN OF STEEL (now INCEPTION), YN 16551 has a breathtaking owner’s suite aft on the bridge deck that opens fully onto a private deck with personal Jacuzzi. Above, on the upper sun deck, an exquisite social space offers guests options for shaded cruising and al fresco dining protected by an enclosure of rounded windows. The upper aft deck is open to the sun and stars and features a huge, rectangular Jacuzzi.
The Owner of YN 16551 has retained Mojo Stumer Associates to collaborate with Heesen for the interior design. Mark Stumer comments, “The upcoming project will explore the limits of modern yacht interiors, while affording the comforts of a luxury residence. Our avant-garde client is passionate about creating a distinctive design…”
YN 15850 incorporates innovative architecture and cutting edge interiors to produce a seamlessly integrated design statement. This floating residence features meticulous handmade wood paneling on the walls, custom sculptured furniture and a private owner’s deck with a library and bronze fireplace.
Voluminous open deck spaces include the 65 foot split-level sun deck with Jacuzzi forward and partially shaded bar and sunbathing area with steamer chairs aft. The upper deck features an alfresco dining table for up to 16 guests and an extravagantly glazed circular sky lounge with breathtaking 270º panoramic views.
LOA: 167 ft. LOA: 164 ft.
Beam: 31.5 ft. Beam: 29.5 ft.
Draft: 10.6 ft. Draft: 8.2 ft.
Fuel: 21,000 gal. Fuel: 18,900 gal.
Fresh water: 5,3000 gal. Fresh water: 4,280 gal.
Maximum speed: 15.6 kts Maximum speed: 23 kts
Engines: 2 x MTU 20V4000 M53 Engines: 2x MTU 16V 4000 M990
Range @ 10 knots: 5.400 nm Range @ 11 knots: 3.200 nm
Photo Credits: Dick Holthuis