Heesen: First Yacht in 5000 Alu Class

February 26, 2019

Yachting Journal

  • Photo: Heesen Yachts
  • Photo: Heesen Yachts
  • Photo: Heesen Yachts

  • Photo: Heesen Yachts

Heesen presents the first yacht in the newly designed 5000 Aluminium Class

Aquamarine is Heesen's  newest fast-cruising, all-aluminium motor yacht that sports a brand new hull designed by our in-house naval architects, who worked closely with renowned hydrodynamicists Van Oossanen Naval Architects.

The optimization of the hull design has enabled an efficiency gain of 12%.

This important result was achieved by raising the transom and making it sleeker, and in addition, propeller tunnels were incorporated in the hull. 

This means that the 5000 Aluminium class features raised propellers, which in turn has decreased the draft to just 2.15 meters. Such a shallow draft makes Aquamarine the perfect yacht for cruising in the Bahamas as well as in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean.  A pair of interceptors will guarantee optimal dynamic trim at high speeds.

Thanks to the optimized hull design, it has been possible to install MTU’s new 16V4000M65L green oceanic engines, which have been specially developed to operate with an SCR unit (Selective Catalytic Reduction) to reduce NOx emissions. As a result, Aquamarine is the first fast-cruising yacht below 500GT to be IMO Tier III compliant.

In line with Heesen’s wider philosophy, the new 5000 Aluminium Class reduces the carbon footprint without compromising on speed or performance, and the installation of soot filters on the generators makes the package complete.

A clean and modern profile by Omega Architects creates the perfect wrapping for this progressive technological masterpiece. The raised aft deck – completed by sun pads – allows for a full height multi-purpose tender garage that doubles as a luxury beach club connecting to the flush swim platform, bringing guests close to the water. To maintain a clean profile line the rescue tender is conveniently stored under a hatch in front of the wheelhouse.

YN 18950 Aquamarine is currently under construction at the Heesen facility in Oss and is available for delivery in January 2021.

YN 18950 Project Aquamarine main characteristics
Exterior design: Omega Architects
Interior design: Cristiano Gatto
LOA 49.98m
Beam: 9.00m
Draft: 2.15m
Guests: 12 in 5 cabins
Max speed: 23 knots
Range at 11 knots 3,100 nautical miles

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