Heesen present the first yacht in the newly designed 5000 Aluminium Class: Project Aquamarine. A modern profile by Omega Architects creates the perfect wrapping for this progressive technological masterpiece.
The design we created for the new 5000 Aluminium Class combines our own heritage with that of Heesen as a builder of elegant and sporty aluminium motor yachts,” comments Frank Laupman of Omega Architects.
This fast-cruising, all-aluminium motor yacht sports a brand new hull designed by Heesen’s brilliant in-house naval architects, who worked closely with renowned hydrodynamicists Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Van Oossanen carried out the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tests and optimized the hull shape, before a 1:16 scale model was tested in the towing tank in Southampton, UK.
The yard estimates the new design will have an “efficiency gain of 12%”, which the yard attributes to a raised transom and additional propeller tunnels incorporated into the hull.
The inclusion of raised propellers will consequently reduce the yacht’s draft to just 2.15 metres, making Project Aquamarine “the perfect yacht for cruising the Bahamas, as well as the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean,” the yard said.
Because of optimized hull design, it became possible to install MTU’s new 16V4000M65L green oceanic engines, which have been specially developed to reduce NOx emissions. 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 ‘eco-package’ completed.
Project Aquamarine will sport a “clean and modern” exterior design by Omega Architects. Key features will include a raised aft deck fitted with sunpads and a full height tender garage that will double as a luxury beach club with a flush swim platform. An additional rescue tender will be stored under a hatch at the front of the wheelhouse. The yacht can accommodate 12 people in four VIP guest suites on the lower deck and a master bedroom forward on the main deck.
Project Aquamarine will have a top speed of 23 knots and range of 3,100 nautical miles at 11 knots. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.
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