Dutch yard Heesen has delivered the 49.8-metre (163-foot) superyacht Project Electra, which has been named Amare II.
The yacht was officially handed over to its new owner last week (19th June) following successful sea trials in the North Sea. Amare II exceeded its contractual speed by 0.9 knots to reach 17.2 knots in diesel mode and 10.2 knots in silent mode. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, only a small crew operated on board during trials.
Privately owned, the yacht will now cruise in the Mediterranean for the summer season.
Sold earlier this year (March), Amare II is the second hull in Heesen’s 50 metre 5000 class.
The owners appointed Sabrina Monte-Carlo to design the interior of the yacht in a “contemporary style and light colour palette”. This is complemented by a “selection of luxurious, designer loose furniture and top-tier fabrics”.
Amare II is the follow-up to Home, which was delivered in 2017 and received international accolades for its innovative and eco-friendly propulsion system and fast displacement hull design.
Her exterior boasts distinctive and progressive design, while the hybrid electric diesel propulsion system is “quieter and more fuel-efficient”, according to Heesen. This will allow the yacht to function in four different cruising modes.
Hybrid mode allows the yacht to travel silently at nine knots and economic mode allows for a top speed of nine to 12 knots with the main engines and generators off. Meanwhile, the traditional cruising mode allows for a speed between 12 and 15 knots. Finally the boost mode can achieve the top speed of 16.3 knots.
Exterior design comes from Omega Architects’ Frank Laupman. Accommodation on board is for up to 12 guests across five lower-deck suites, while the master stateroom is set forward on the main deck.
Source: Boat International