Dutch yard Heesen Yachts has delivered 49.4-metre (162-foot) superyacht Omaha following the successful completion of sea trials in the North Sea.
Omaha during sea trials. © Heesen Yachts
Rendering of the a stateroom on board Omaha.
Rendering of Omaha interior.
Formerly known as Project Maia, Omaha reached a top speed of 16 knots during her trials, which took place in favourable conditions. She is the first yacht in Heesen’s new 50 Steel class, replacing the outgoing 47 Steel, which spawned a total of 13 hulls.
According to the yard, the 499GT steel and aluminium vessel was “extremely manoeuvrable” and attributed this characteristic to her large rudders and power steering unit.
Omaha is now poised to depart the yard and embark on her maiden voyage in the Mediterranean.
She features exterior styling by Clifford Denn and an interior décor of light bleached oak and stained walnut, implemented by Reymond Langton Design. The two studios have collaborated on past Heesen launches – including Ann G in 2015 – and they have chosen to replicate some of that build’s key features on board Omaha – most notably a foredeck tender locker.
Elsewhere, her flowing lines, aft fashion plates and navigation lights were inspired by classic cars.
Accommodation is for up to 10 guests split between five staterooms, including a main-deck master cabin and four lower-deck guest cabins. They each possess inboard mirrors to reflect the light flooding in through the windows, as well as subtle recessed lighting and integrated artwork panels.
Jason Macaree, of Reymond Langton, commented, “We were aiming for a liveable and homely feel with an emphasis on light. We are confident that this will be a very special yacht.”
“We tried to keep a similar DNA to Ann G,” Denn added. “The superstructure design is inspired by hammerhead sharks and the raised bulwarks will hide the tenders from view, creating a clean profile.”
The transom has more space as a result of the tenders being moved to the bow, allowing for a luxurious beach club equipped with a bar and sauna. The 68-square-metre sundeck, meanwhile, has been fitted with a spa pool and a cocktail bar.
Power comes courtesy of a pair of 1,341hp MTU 8V4000 M63 diesel engines for a top speed of 15 knots and a transatlantic cruising range of 3,800 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Project Triton, Omaha’s sister ship, is currently under construction at the yard and is due for delivery in February 2020.
For more information, visit Heesen.