Heesen motor yacht Unexpected arrives for Balk refit

It has been announced that the 37.7-metre (124-foot) Heesen motor yacht Unexpected (ex-AlumerciA) is set to undergo a refit at Balk Shipyard. The as yet unspecified work will see her readied for a worldwide cruise, starting in mid-2018.

Sold earlier this month, the all-aluminium yacht has arrived at Balk for her second period, following a 2009 upgrade under her first owners. The current owner has previous experience working with the Urk-based yard, having completed a refit on the 46.48m (152ft) explorer yacht Pioneer (ex-Turmoil) in 2007.

First launched by Heesen Yachts in 2000, Unexpected features exterior styling by Omega Architects and naval architecture by the Vripack studio. Accommodation is for up to eight guests split between four cabins, including a master suite, a double cabin and two twin rooms, while the crew quarters allow for up to eight staff.

Power comes from a pair of 480hp Caterpillar 3406E-DITA diesel engines for a top speed of 13.5 knots and comfortable cruising at 12 knots. At her economic speed of 11 knots, Unexpected boasts a transatlantic range of 5,500 nautical miles, drawing on a total fuel capacity of 54,000 litres.

Other superyacht refit projects currently underway at the Dutch yard include the 44.2m (145ft) classic Feadship Valeria and the 57.7m (189ft) Amels motor yacht Dancing Hare.

For more information, visit Heesen.

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