Heesen's Vida Departs for Maiden Voyage

May 12, 2019

Yachting Journal

Pic: Heesen

The 55 metre Heesen superyacht Vida (formerly known as Project Antares) has left Dutch waters for her maiden voyage to the Mediterranean where she will meet her new owners.
Vida underwent rigorous sea trials earlier in March. During four days of tests she exceeded her contracted top speed, reaching 16.4 knots with noise and vibration levels that remained in line with specifications.

"Thanks to her progressive 55-metre FDHF hull and two MTU 8V4000 M63 diesel engines, Vida offers frugal fuel consumption coupled with an efficient underwater profile that enables a remarkable 4,500 nautical mile range at her cruising speed of 13 knots," claimed the Dutch shipyard building superyachts.

With a volume of 740 gross tons, this 55 metre steel motor yacht couples space, speed and fuel consumption like no other yacht in her class.

This is also the first yacht in Heesen’s fleet to comply with the latest emissions regulations thanks to a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system that reduces NOx in exhaust emissions in line with the stringent IMO Tier III regulations.

Heesen USA’s Thom Conboy introduced the client, who is an American yachtsman and  sport fisherman.  The owner appointed B Design to create a décor that reflects his lifestyle and taste.

Twelve guests are accommodated in five spacious staterooms on the lower deck, while the 80-square-metre owner’s apartment is located forward on the main deck.

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