Published: Thursday, 21 February 2013
Mike Fulton

The yet-to-be-named YN 17255 has been sold thanks to a collaboration with Bilderlings Wealth which represents the client and manages the project.

The Heesen 55-metre steel fast displacement class was first introduced at a press conference during the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show, where the Dutch shipyard presented several new models. The 42-metre fast displacement boat, Hull Vane, sold even before it was officially introduced to the market.

These new yachts were developed to overcome seemingly opposing attributes: to go faster but use less fuel, to increase range and speed, to increase performance but reduce environmental impact, and to enable uncompromised interior design without compromising performance.

Heesan Sells 55m Fast Displacement Tacht
The new superyacht follows Heesen's classic lines

YN 17255, whose fast displacement hull form was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, will reach a top speed of 16.5 knots and has a range of 4,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots.

Perry van Oossanen said, "YN 17255 is the 10th Heesen for which Van Oossanen Naval Architects has provided its naval architecture package and the 4th based on the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF). We believe it will set a benchmark in terms of efficiency, propelling some 600 tons of steel and aluminum at 15 knots with only 600kW of power which is quite remarkable."

Frank Laupman from Omega Architects created the elegant lines of the new yacht. Twelve guests are accommodated in six cabins. The master suite traditionally located forward on the main deck features a side-recessed balcony. There is a full beam VIP suite on the lower deck alongside two twins and two doubles. 

YN 17255 will be delivered to her owner in summer 2015.