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The Heesen 55m steel fast displacement class was first introduced at ‘The future is now’ press conference held at the Monaco Yacht Club during the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show. Just as the Heesen 42 meter series, the 55 metre is based on the Fast Displacement Hull Form and can – optionally – be equipped with Hull Vane®. The 42 metre sold even before it was officially introduced on the market.
The 55m marks the 10th Heesen for which Van Oossanen Naval Architects have provided the naval architecture package, and the 4th based on the successful Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF). We believe the 55m will set a benchmark in terms of efficiency: Propelling around 600 tons of steel and aluminum at with so little power is quite remarkable.
Twelve guests are accommodated in six cabins: the master suite traditionally located on the main deck forward features a side recessed balcony; a full beam VIP on the lower deck alongside two twins and two doubles.
Optionally the vessel can be equipped with a Hull Vane. This allows for a further saving on required power and fuel consumption between 15 and 20%, dependent on speed.
The maximum speed is 16,5 knots with a range of 4.500Nm at a cruising speed of 13 knots.