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Heesen's 50 Metre Superyacht Project Electra Delivered and Named Amare II

23 June 2020• Written by Miranda Blazeby

Dutch yard Heesen has delivered the 49.8 metre superyacht Amare II, previously known as Project Electra.

The yacht was officially handed over on June 19 following successful sea trials in the North Sea, which saw the yacht exceed its contractural speed by 0.9 knots to reach 17.2 knots in diesel mode and 10.2 knots in silent mode.

Undertaken during the coronavirus pandemic, the sea trials were operated with minimal crew to ensure physical distancing. Privately owned, the yacht will now cruise in the Mediterranean for the summer season.

Images courtesy of Heesen

Sold in March this year, Amare II is the second hull in Heesen’s 50 metre 5000 class.

The owners appointed Sabrina Monte-Carlo to design the interior of the yacht in a "contemporary style and light colour palette". This is complemented by a "selection of luxurious, designer loose furniture and top tier fabrics."

Amare II is the follow-up to Home, which was delivered in 2017 and received international accolades for its innovative and eco-friendly propulsion system and fast displacement hull design.

Distinctive and progressive design characterises Amare II's exterior, while the hybrid electric diesel propulsion system is “quieter and more fuel efficient,” according to the yard, and will enable the yacht to operate in four different cruising modes.

Amare II features an aluminium hull.

Hybrid mode allows the yacht to travel silently at nine knots and economic mode allows for a top speed of nine to 12 knots with the main engines on and generators off. Meanwhile the traditional cruising mode allows for a speed between 12 and 15 knots. Finally the boost mode can achieve the top speed of 16.3 knots.

The saloon

Amare II sports exterior design by Omega Architects’ Frank Laupman. Accommodation is for 12 guests in five lower deck suites while the master stateroom is set forward on the main deck.

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