New Heesen motor yachts revealed at Monaco Show
by Malcolm MacLean
Heesen directors Fabio Ermetto and Hans Boerakker were at the Yacht Club de Monaco to present the new Heesen range to the yachting community.
Fabio Ermetto, Director of Sales and Marketing said: ‘Heesen is moving in a new direction. In fact, four new directions. And in doing so, we want to ensure that different means better. Our four concepts have advantages over every other yacht built at their size: 65, 55, 45 and 42 metres.’
The 65m FDHF Project Omnia was presented in 2010 at the Monaco show and soon afterwards it was sold to a Heesen repeat client. The delivery of this largest Heesen to date is slated for June 2013.
The 55m FDHF is the world’s first steel yacht over 50 metres with a fast displacement hull. She is the most fuel efficient yacht of her size and style available on the market.
The Heesen 45m is the only big sports yacht built in Holland, boasting Dutch quality, an aluminium hull and power that can deliver 30 knots.
The 42m FDHF, equipped with Hull Vane, is the most dramatic advance in yachting: The first yacht that harnesses waves to produce power. Thanks to a special underwater wing developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, her efficiency is increased by an astonishing 35 per cent for speeds up to 15.9 knots. The first Heesen 42m with Hull Vane was sold last May and is due for delivery in 2014.