Published: Monday, 13 July 2015

Heesen Yachts just delivered the 55-metre YN 17255, M/Y Azamanta, to her owners in international waters.

Hessen Yachts Delivers 55m Azamanta

Azamanta is the world’s first Fast Displacement steel-hulled yacht over 50m. The Fast Displacement Hull Form, developed by Van Oossanen in collaboration with Heesen Yachts in-house naval architects, exceeded the contractual speed by 0.4 knots, reaching a top speed of 16.9 knots.

Propelling around 600 tonnes of steel and aluminium at 15 knots with only 1650kW of power, the yacht has proved to be a benchmark in terms of efficiency.

“We are very pleased with Azamanta. She is the expression of a passionate and experienced yacht owner who built a yacht to travel the globe and explore exotic destinations,” says Manager of the Project Bilderlings Wealth. “Her ice-reinforced steel hull and her unusual colour scheme will enable her passengers to safely, comfortably and elegantly cruise also in high latitudes.”

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The exterior design is by Omega Architects. “The shark tooth,” a smart design signature on the overhang of the wheelhouse lends Azamanta a powerful personality.

Vertical windows and numerous glass insertions in the bulwarks allow more natural light to flood the interior and significantly improve the indoor/outdoor connection, offering great views of the sea even when seated in the sky lounge.

Azamanta is the third yacht we have delivered this year after 50m Sibelle and 47m Asya,” says Heesen’s Board of Directors. “She is a wonderful example of what owners can achieve when they entrust Heesen to build their superyacht: solid Dutch design, engineering and naval architecture wrapped in unique individual design.”