Heesen motor yacht Inception for sale
by Malcolm Maclean
The 50 metre motor yacht Inception has been listed for sale by Burgess.
Built in steel and aluminium by Dutch yard Heesen to a design by Omega Architects, Inception was delivered in 2008 and was a nominee in the 2009 World Superyacht Awards. A striking interior by Ausberg Interiors accommodates 14 guests in six cabins laid out as an owner’s suite on the bridge deck, master suite on the main deck, three doubles and a twin. All guest cabins on this yacht for sale have entertainment centres, television screens and en suite bathroom facilities.
The ultra-modern, open-plan main saloon stretches more than 15 metres. It has a white onyx bar, underlit in blue at night, a large lounge area and a dining table for up to 14 guests. Silver-coloured silk sofas and chaises contrast with Macassar ebony walls and a Murano decorative glass wall.
One feature of Inception that is not readily apparent, but vitally important, is her gross tonnage. Most yachts of her length - the 50-metre class - are designed to measure just under 500 gross tons. This is done to avoid the more onerous regulations that come with increased tonnage.
But Inception comes in at 637 gross register tons. This was a deliberate move on Heesen’s part. By complying with the regulations for the higher tonnage, they can offer yachts that, like Inception, carry a great deal more interior volume than other yachts of similar length.
Twin 1,570 hp MTU diesel engines give her a top speed of 15.5 knots and, at her cruising speed of 12 knots, she has a transatlantic range of 4,000 nautical miles. Zero speed stabilisers ensure safety and comfort underway and at anchor.
Lying in Spain, Inception is asking $29,500,000.
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