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Heesen Yachts announces that hull and superstructure of Project Azuro were joined together!

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The construction of YN 16650, Project Azuro, is progressing on schedule and is due for delivery in Spring 2014. Hull and superstructure were joined together on Saturday, 1st December at the Heesen facility in Oss, the Netherlands.

Project Azuro is the fourth in the 50-metre all-aluminium class. The first vessel in the class was the multi-award winning MY Satori (YN 15250), followed by YN 15850 (2011) and YN 16050, which is currently under construction and due for delivery in 2013.

Azuro has three outdoor areas including dining options on both the upper and main decks as well as on the foredeck. Integrated seating and a quadruple sunpad provide privacy when berthed stern-to in port. Glazed doors between the main saloon and aft deck open to create a huge continuous 25 metre entertaining area. On the upper deck, half of the spectacular sky-lounge is surrounded by glass with doors that retract to create a covered indoor/outdoor lounge and dining terrace. The current accommodation layout is for ten guests with a full-beam master suite and study on the main deck. A full-beam VIP, two double and two twin cabins are on the lower deck.

In the next seventeen months the stunning interior by Francesco Paszkowski Design will be fitted out. More details about the interior decoration will be released in due course.

This exciting project is currently being undertaken by the team at Heesen, and would the perfect chance for a potential owner to acquire a unique brand new yacht as soon as 2014.

About Heesen Yachts

Founded by Frans Heesen in 1978 in Oss, the Netherlands, Heesen Yachts was the first Dutch shipyard to employ aluminium alloy for the construction of yacht hulls. Since that time the yard has become a world leader in the design, engineering and construction of high performance, all-aluminium motor yachts. In 1992 Heesen Yachts expanded the business to include the construction of traditional, long-range, steel-hulled displacement yachts. Today, the company can create magnificent private yachts ranging from 37 metres and 65 metres in length (121ft 4in to 213ft 3in). In the past three years Heesen Yachts has delivered fourteen magnificent motor yachts, and currently has another twelve (7 aluminium and 5 steel) under construction that will keep the shipyard busy until 2015.


YN 16650 Main Characteristics

Hull type: twin propeller, hard chine, semi-displacement

Naval Architect: Heesen Yachts / Van Oossanen Naval Architects

Exterior Styling: Omega Architects

Interior Designer: Francesco Paszkowski Design

Classification: ABS A1Yachting Service AMS

Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2 / MCA

Hull Aluminium

Superstructure: Aluminium

Length over all: 49,80m (163 ft 4in)

Displacement (50% load): 300 tons

Maximum speed (50% load): 23 knots

Range at 11 knots: 3.100Nm

Main engines: 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M73L

Last modified on Monday, 17 December 2012 13:46