Heesen launches largest yet – Quinta Essentia
Published: Wednesday, 04 May 2011
Dutch superyacht builder Heesen, known for its line of fast semi-custom superyachts, has launched a new 55-metre, all-aluminium semi-displacement yacht, Quinta Essentia, which features a red-and-white exterior reminiscent of the attention-getting Celestial Hope, the owner’s previous Heesen yacht. The dark red reportedly reflects the owner’s fondness for Tuscan wines. Quinta Essentia is the largest yacht yet launched by Heesen. The design of the ultra-chic yacht fell to long-time Heesen collaborators Omega Architects, while Ken Freivokh and Michela Reverberi also pitched in to bring the owner’s ideas to life on the insides. The idea was to futuristic, minimalist and yet, attractive.
She can accommodate guests in an owner's suite, a double, twin guest and VIP. There is also the option of converting two guest cabins into one VIP if so desired. Quinta Essentia is powered by dual MTU engines, with an expected top speed of 24-knots and a cruising speed of 22 knots. Of the many features of note are a waterfall that emanates from the top of the upper aft deck and drops into a pool on aft main deck.
The owner’s suite was oversized. Curved window ‘balconies’ are another interesting feature in the owner’s suite, which is forward on the main deck, and also in both main and upper deck saloons. These allow guests a much wider view of the sea. Quinta Essentia is due to enter the charter market, and will be delivered in May. These are launched by a tender bay that can be flooded, to allow for easy launching. Quinta Essentia is due to enter the charter market, and will be delivered in May. She will be available for charter through the Monaco office of Nakhimov Yachts.