The Netherlands based Heesen Yachts recently announced the delivery of an all-aluminium megayacht Satori, the first in the new 50metre semi-displacement class after sea trials in the North Sea.
With a Gross Tonnage of 499 GT and a top speed of 24 knots she is among the world’s fastest 50metre yachts. Built on the experience of launching seventeen 44-47metre custom yachts, the hull of this new 50metre is the most efficient on the market. In consultation with Van Oossanen Associates, Heesen’s in-house naval architects created a sophisticated and highly efficient hard-chine hull. When combined with Heesen’s acknowledged weight reduction expertise and a pair of high power-to-weight ratio MTU 2.720kW engines, Satori delivers her stunning top speed as well as a very economical fuel burn, giving a particularly long range of 3.200 NM at 12 knots. Frank Laupman from Omega Architects designed the clean lines of this new 50metre semi-displacement. The owner appointed the award-winning French designer, Rémi Tessier to create the elegant interior.
La Belle Classe label
The MY Satori will rendezvous with her owner in Monaco for the official christening, which will take place during the Monaco Grand Prix and for applying to be part of “La Belle Classe Superyacht”, a certification created by the Monaco Yacht Club to unite owners who share similar yachting values. Being a member of “La Belle Classe” is a real commitment to an attitude where courtesy and respect reign, where regatta rhymes with fair-play, naval etiquette with “savoir-vivre” and elegance with spectacle. All members of “La Belle Classe” have shown their desire to be part of this very select Club by signing a charter which represents a genuine commitment and desire to build towards the future.
Credits picture: Giovanni Romero