Heesen`s 164ft. Superyacht YN 16750: Swift, Efficient, All-Aluminum, Transoceanic Explorer

YN 16750 is a swift, lightweight all-aluminum explorer yacht under construction at the Heesen shipyard and scheduled for delivery in 2015.
The revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDFH) developed by famous Dutch naval architects Van Oossanen and Associates allows significant improvements in fuel efficiency.

Thanks to the FDHF’s low resistance characteristics, YN 16750 can reach a maximum speed of 18.5 knots powered by two 1.000kW MTUs. Hence an ocean-crossing range is achieved with minimal fuel capacity; only 45.000 liters are required to comfortably transit the Atlantic, leaving plenty of reserve.

Perry van Oossanen, naval architect at VOA, comments: “Modest propeller tunnels have been defined allowing for 1.5m diameter propellers. The hull will be fitted with Quantum XT zero-speed fins, and bilge keels, allowing for a maximum reduction in roll angle when at anchor. The design of the hull, the appendages and the propulsion arrangement have been focused on obtaining the best fuel efficiency possible, without sacrificing performance and comfort when running in waves.” Carrying less fuel also means that the yacht is lighter which further improves efficiency.

Exterior styling and general arrangement has been entrusted to Frank Laupman from Omega Architects & AB Studios. They describe the elegant lines emphasized by contrasting bands of wraparound glass as “complex simplicity” the parallelism of line is in fact an illusion.

The cozy and inviting interior décor will be based on the color contrast between swamp oak paneling and dark joinery details. Ten guests can be accommodated in five cabins. 61 square meters are dedicated to the master suite, traditionally located forward on the main deck. The four guest cabins (two VIP and two twins) are positioned on the lower deck.

Guests will enjoy 237 square meters of outdoor living space. The main and rescue tenders are placed on the fore deck under way, while the toys are stored in the forward garage. This configuration allows the aft part of the yacht to be used as a large beach club equipped with sauna and hammam.

The design of YN 16750 proves that high speed cruising can be achieved without sacrificing either luxury or efficiency.

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