Dutch yard Heesen Yachts has announced that its 50-metre (164-foot) superyacht YN 18650 Project Boreas has been delivered, following rigorous sea trials in the North Sea.
The all-aluminium motor yacht sports an ultra-efficient Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) designed by Dutch hydrodynamicists Van Oossanen and engineered by Heesen’s in-house naval architects.
During sea trials she proved to be extremely quiet while also exceeding the contractual speed. She reached a top speed of 20 knots and showed a range higher than the requirements laid out in her specifications.
Frank Laupman of Omega Architects penned the exterior lines, creating a contemporary profile that retains timeless cues. Mark Whiteley worked closely with the owner to create a warm contemporary interior design, which features bespoke loose furniture on all exterior living spaces.
Standout interior features include the main staircase and a combination of mesmerising geometry and precious materials such as a nickel mesh wall covering by French artist Sophie Mallebranche.
Project Boreas is powered by two MTU 12V 2000M72 engines rated at 1,080kW each and will offer the full suite of benefits the FDHF hull confers, including a fast but efficient cruising speed and a high degree of comfort.