Heesen signs two new superyacht contracts
by Malcolm MacLean
Heesen Yachts announces the signing of two new contracts: a 50 metre fully custom semi-displacement motor yacht and a 47 metre full displacement motor yacht.
These are the third and the fourth contracts to be signed at Heesen since the beginning of 2010. Heesen’s order book now consists of fourteen yachts currently in construction, which will be delivered to their owners by the end of 2013.
The 50m contract was signed in collaboration with the Monaco based brokerage house YCO. The YCO broker representing the Buyer commented: “Y/N 16250 is a unique project, for an owner who is an experienced sailor who desires to be deeply involved in the design and conception process of his new vessel.” Fabio Ermetto, Sales and Marketing Director at Heesen, says: “We feel greatly honoured that the client and YCO chose Heesen Yachts for building this unique semi-displacement vessel
The 47m superyacht, Yard Number 15147, belongs to the Heesen’s 47-metre long range displacement vessel family, which now has seven sister-ships. Two of these have been recognised at successive World Superyacht Awards in 2009 and 2010 as the Best Displacement Motor Yachts below 500GT. The level of customisation possible on this series (including structural changes to the superstructure) allows owners to create their own unique yacht based on a proven hull design. The new yacht will be built to Lloyds class and be MCA compliant.