Heesen delivers its largest displacement project to date...

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Heesen delivers its largest displacement project to date...

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She’s the 55m ‘Serenity’. Photos: Hans Esveldt.

JANUARY 2012

Oss, Netherlands-based Heesen Yachts has delivered its largest displacement vessel to date, the 55m (180ft) Serenity. She launched in December and following her successful sea-trials was recently handed over.
Heesen’s in-house naval architects worked closely with VOA (Van Oossanen and Associates) to create this well-founded hull with a trans-oceanic range of 6,000nm at 10 knots. And sea trials in severe weather conditions proved the design’s worth during the month of December.
“We had a typical winter sea trial on the North Sea with force 6-7 winds and 3m swells,” says Hans Doodkorte, the owner’s technical manager. “Everyone aboard commented how well she coped with big seas... She easily exceeded her design speed, so overall I am very happy.”
MY Serenity’s exterior profile and contemporary interior were conceived by Heesen favourite Frank Laupman and Omega Architects. The interior mixes high-gloss maple veneers with 11 different types of marbles.

Basic Spec – Heesen Serentity...
Type: Twin screw, round-bilged displacement motoryacht
LOA: 55m (180ft 5in)
Max Beam: 10.1m (33ft 1in)
Draught: 3.2m (10ft 6in)
Displacement (Half Load): 610 tonnes
Main Engines: 2 x 1,320kW MTU 12V4000 M60
Max Speed: 15 knots
Range @ 10 knots: 6,000nm
Fuel: 125,000L (33,000 US gals)
Water: 30,000L (7,925 US gals)
Guests: 12
Naval Architecture: VOA/Heesen Yachts
Exterior/Interior Design: Omega Architects
Classification: Lloyds, MCA LY2
Construction: Steel/Aluminium
Builder/Year: heesen Yachts/2012

For more, www.heesenyachts.nl

© Phil Draper