icon_arrow_down icon_arrow_left icon_arrow_left_large icon_arrow_right icon_arrow_right_large icon_arrow_up icon_bullet_arrow icon_call icon_close icon_facebook icon_googleplus icon_grid_off icon_instagram icon_login icon_mail icon_menu icon_message icon_minus icon_pinterest icon_plus icon_quote_end icon_quote_start icon_refresh icon_search icon_tick_on icon_twitter icon_video_play icon_youtube

Sign up to our mailing list for the latest Boat International & Events news.


Missing your newsletter?

If you’ve unsubscribed by mistake and would like to continue to hear about the latest Boat International & Events news, update your preferences now and let us know which emails you’d like to receive.

No, thanks
Heesen 42.4m superyacht Alive undergoes successful sea trials

Heesen 42.4m superyacht Alive undergoes successful sea trials

Heesen 42.4-metre superyacht Alive has completed her sea trials.

The vessel, which boasts a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, reached an impressive top speed of 16.4 knots, exceeding the contractual speed by 0.5 knots, according to Heesen. Conditions were slight with a sea state of 70cm and 3-4 SW winds. The contractual fuel consumption prediction proved to be correct – 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. More than 750 miles of this comes free of charge, claims the yard, thanks to the boat's frugal fuel consumption, which is said to be 30 per cent less than on a conventional displacement yacht.

Heesen were especially excited with the speed tests because Alive is the first luxury vessel from the Oss manufacturer equipped with new Dutch design Hull Vane. A fixed foil beneath the boat's stern, Hull Vane influences the stern wave pattern and creates hydrodynamic lift, reducing resistance through the water.

Van Oossanen Naval Architects worked with Heesen on the boat's naval architecture, while Omega Architects took care of the interior and exterior styling.

With a nine-metre beam, Alive, which was launched in September, weighs 54 tons at half load and with twin MTU 12V M72 engines has a 4,000 mile range at 12 knots. She can sleep 12 and carries 10 crew including the captain. Superyacht Alive was delivered to her owners on November 4.

Read more superyacht yard news
Upgrade your account
Your account at BOAT International doesn't include a BOAT Pro subscription. Please subscribe to BOAT Pro in order to unlock this content.
Subscribe More about BOAT Pro