Heesen Yachts recently launched the first of its highly anticipated 55-meter semi-displacement series from the shipyard at Oss, The Netherlands. The head turning QUINTA ESSENTIA clearly displays, in both form and function, her esteemed Heesen pedigree.
Heesen naval architects in collaboration with Van Oossanen Associates have created a sophisticated and highly efficient hard-chine hull, while Frank Laupman from Omega Architects developed the dynamic and supremely graceful exterior lines.
The arresting exterior color striping plan alternates custom metallic dark red Awlgrip paint and oyster white. The inspiration for the plum red tone is taken from Montemaggio Merlot and reflects another of the owner’s passions – fine Tuscan wines. The dapper limousine tender, designed by Vripack and custom built in New Zealand by Vaudrey Miller, repeats the color scheme in miniature.
Renowned designer Ken Freivokh with Michela Reverberi, are responsible for cutting edge interiors that are at once artful, posh and beckoning. Commenting on this design co-operation, Nakhimov’s principal, Sergei Dorboserdov explained: “Ken was asked to create a futuristic interior in the minimalist style and while this resulted in an extremely attractive and conceptual design, the owners felt that the modern style was too stark. For this reason the owners introduced the Italian designer, Michela Reverberi to the QUINTA ESSENTIA project with a brief to make the atmosphere more intimate…Michela created a completely new interior style incorporating the color palette and atmosphere that met the owners’ taste and wishes.”
Michela Reverberi explains, “The inspiration for my work was ‘Quinta Essentia’ – the fifth element – which is the highest synthesis of the four elements. These four elements – Earth, Water, Air and Fire – are represented in the four guests’ cabins, while the owners’ suite synthesizes them all. The theme is integrated in the design thanks to details, colors, patterns that are displayed against an absolute and pure white background. Their presence is subtle and discrete. For the owners’ stateroom I chose the color silver, which reflects all the other elements, and therefore encompasses them all.”
The yacht has notable features that include a voluminous master stateroom, two double guest cabins that convert to a VIP compartment, a main deck swimming pool with lush waterfall, full gym and spa facilities on the sundeck, and a technologically innovative tender bay that can be flooded to allow easy launching and recovery of the tenders.
Yacht spotters are keeping an eye out for QUINTA ESSENTIA, a vessel certain to make a powerful impact on the luxury superyacht charter circuit in Monaco this summer.
Draft: 9.8 ft.
Fuel Capacity: 33,022 gal.
Water Capacity: 2,642 gal.
Maximum speed: 24 kts
Range: 4,500nm at 12 kts
Engines: 2 x MTU 20V4000M93L, each 4.300 kW
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