The YN 18350 by shipyard Heesen Yachts, christened Omaha, has been delivered to her owners following intensive sea trials in the North Sea in favourable weather conditions, with seas ranging from calm to moderate, announced the Dutch shipyard building refined superyachts known for their exceptional performance, cutting-edge technology & timeless design.
Heesen Yachts’ Omaha exceeded the contractual speed, reaching 16 knots, and proved to be extremely manoeuvrable in all conditions thanks to her large rudders in combination with the power steering unit. Powered by two MTU 8V4000 M63 engines, she has a range of 3,800 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots. Her round bilge steel hull with bulbous bow provides great comfort for the guests, exceptional sea keeping and unparalleled performance.
Omaha superyacht is the first in Heesen’s newly designed 50 metre Steel Class, whose exterior lines are by Clifford Denn Design. With a gross tonnage below the 500GT threshold, this 50m modern displacement yacht is the successor of the 47m Steel Class. Clifford Denn spliced the Heesen DNA with lines inspired by classic car design to create “a true blue-water yacht with a bold presence on the water.”
UK based design studio Reymond Langton created a luxurious but welcoming 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.
In May 2017, Heesen Yachts invited Barbara Paci Art Gallery to propose an interpretation of Project Maia,” the first name of the YN 18350 project.
“Barbara Paci commissioned the work to two contemporary artists who not only share with us the love for shipbuilding but consistently aim to showcase the two key elements at the core of their artistic investigation: metal and water,” explained Heesen Yachts.
Alessandro Busci and Michelangiolo Bastiani visited Heesen shipyard in Oss alongside Barbara Paci, to see the 50-metre steel yacht with their own eyes.
“We are enchanted by the result of this artistic collaboration and we feel these two artists have been able to infuse the Heesen DNA in their artwork and perfectly capture the spirit of our shipyard.It is a joy and a privilege to look at Omaha through the eyes of two artists blessed with such imagination and talent and today we are
delighted to see her sailing on the oceans. She is herself a work of art,” added Heesen Yachts.
Omaha’s sister ship, YN 18850 Project Triton, is currently under construction at the Heesen shipyard in Oss and is available for delivery in February 2020.
Heesen Yachts at Monaco Yacht Show 2018 (MYS)
Each year, the MYS curates the exhibition of 125 extraordinary one-off superyachts built by the world’s most respected shipyards and welcomes 580 leading companies from the yachting industry. In September, the yachting industry turns its focus exclusively to the MYS where 45 new launches are annually unveiled in a worldwide debut.
The Monaco Yacht Show is the perfect occasion to discover the greatest of superyachting in the glamorous setting of Monaco. The show has the privilege of benefiting from the recognition and the support of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. Heesen Yachts will be present with Irisha superyacht. She will make her début as world premiere at the boat show.