Published: Wednesday, 17 February 2016

After sea trials in the North Sea, Dutch superyacht builder Heesen Yachts delivered the 45-metre YN 17145 Amore Mio to her owner in international waters.

Heesen Yachts Delivers 45m Amore Mio To Owner

Sea trials took place January 18-21 in southeasterly prevailing winds. Powered by twin MTU 16V diesel engines, Amore Mio’s aluminium hull sliced through the seas at a top speed of 30 knots. After meeting all requirements, the superyacht proved to be quiet, yet highy manoeuvrable.

“Heesen added a third day to their standard sea trial program, which they are calling the Captain’s Day,” says Amore Mio’s Captain Tripp Hock. “This was a welcome addition and allowed me free scope for requesting all kinds of further testing like crash stops, dead ship operations and single engine manoeuvring. As the first Heesen sea trialed at ‘light load’, I was eager to see in particular how the gyro stabilisers would function on such a buoyant ship in the North Sea. To my relief, all the coffee cups stayed on the tables.”

The solidity of the semi-displacement, aluminium hull design means this yacht is capable of both rapid acceleration and a very smooth ride. With a range of 2,750-nautical miles at 12 knots, Amore Mio can cross the Mediterranean with ease or cruise the entire length of the Caribbean from St. Barths to Grenada, stopping off at as many islands as one chooses on just one tank of fuel.

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The high-calibre design of the yacht was done by by Omega Architects, with Heesen handling the naval architecture.

Amore Mio is the first yacht to be delivered by Heesen in 2016. Later in the year two more will follow: the 70m flagship Project Kometa, and the 50m semi-displacement Project Akoya. Heesen currently has 10 yachts under construction.