Heesen delivers Omaha, the first 50m Steel Class
Published: Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Heesen’s YN 18350, christened Omaha, has been delivered to her owners in the Mediterranean Sea following intensive sea trials in the North Sea in favourable weather conditions, with seas ranging from calm to moderate.
(Photo: Heesen Yachts / Tom van Oossanen - Omaha)
The first in Heesen’s newly designed 50m Steel Class, Omaha started on speculation under the project name ‘Maia’ and was sold by Chris Collins of Ocean Independence, who represented owners’ interests during the construction, along with the owners’ representative Wayne Foulis.
A successor of the 47m Steel Class, the 50m yacht has its exterior lines by Clifford Denn, who spliced the Heesen DNA with lines inspired by classic car design to create a blue-water yacht with bold presence on water. UK-based design studio Reymond Langton created a luxurious interior with accommodation for ten guests in five cabins, with the owner’s stateroom located on the main deck forward and four large guest suites on the lower deck.
With a gross tonnage below the 500GT threshold and a round bilge steel hull, Omaha reaches 16 knots with large rudders in combination with the power steering unit. Powered by two MTU 8V4000 M63 engines, she has a range of 3,800nm at a cruising speed of 12 knots.
Her sister ship, YN 18850 Project Triton, is currently under construction at the Heesen shipyard in Oss and is available for delivery in February 2020.