Heesen Yachts: YN 18950 hull and superstructure are now joined together
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 3:36 PM
Heesen recently completed the joining of hull and superstructure of YN 18950 Project Aquamarine, the first in the new 5000 Aluminium Class, 50m full-aluminium.
This fast-cruising, all-aluminium motor yacht sports a brand new hull designed by Heesen’s in-house naval architects, who worked closely with renowned hydrodynamicists Van Oossanen Naval Architects. The optimisation of the hull design has enabled an efficiency gain of 12%.
Thanks to her shallow draft of just 2.15m Aquamarine is a versatile cruising yacht ideal for the clear water bays of both the Bahamas and the Mediterranean Sea. Equipped with MTU’s new green oceanic engines with reduced NOx emissions, Aquamarine is the world’s first fast-cruising yacht below 500GT to be IMO Tier III compliant.
Omega Architects penned the exterior lines of this new Class and Cristiano Gatto is responsible for interior design.
YN 18950 is the perfect example of Heesen’s progressive philosophy. Project Aquamarine is not only beautiful in her aesthetics, but her beauty lies also in her advanced naval architecture, clever engineering and unparalleled Dutch quality.
Currently in her outfitting phase, Aquamarine is available for delivery in January 2021.