M/Y Azamanta, the world’s first fast displacement steel-hulled yacht over 50 meters, was delivered to her owners in international waters. Her sea trials took place between 17th and 18th June, in moderate sea conditions with winds starting south-westerly, increasing and turning north-westerly after the passage of a cold front.
Bilderlings Wealth, representing the owner and managing the project throughout the build, said, “We are very pleased with Azamanta; she is the expression of a passionate and experienced yacht owner who built a yacht to travel the globe and explore exotic destinations. Her ice-reinforced steel hull and her unusual colour scheme will enable her passengers to safely, comfortably and elegantly cruise also in high latitudes.”
Azamanta, who’s Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) was developed by Van Oossanen in collaboration with Heesen Yachts in-house naval architects, exceeded the contractual speed by 0.4 knots, reaching a top speed of 16.9 knots. Propelling around 600 tonnes of steel and aluminium at 15 knots with only 1650kW of power, the yacht has proved to be a benchmark in terms of efficiency.
Heesen’s board of directors commented, “Azamanta is the third yacht we have delivered this year after 50m Sibelle and 47m Asya. She is a wonderful example of what owners can achieve when they entrust Heesen to build their superyacht; solid Dutch design, engineering and naval architecture wrapped in unique individual design.”
Designed by Omega Architects, M/Y Azamanta’s exterior is characterised by chiselled, sharp lines and boasts a superstructure adorned by ‘the shark tooth’, a design signature on the overhang of the wheelhouse giving Azamanta a powerful personality.
Her vertical windows, new to the Heesen’s aesthetics, and numerous glass insertions in the bulwarks, allow more natural light to flood the interior and significantly improve the indoor/outdoor connection, offering panoramic views of the sea even when seated in the sky lounge.
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