Heesen’s Second 50M Aluminium FDHF Hybrid Series Delivered To Owners In June After Intensive Sea Trials.
In late June, Heesen announced the delivery of YN 19150 after intensive sea trials over three days in the North Sea earlier in May, undergoing sea state 2 with an average wind speed of 3 Beaufort.
Amare II, formerly known as Project Electra, is the second in Heesen’s hybrid series built in collaboration between Heesen, Omega Architects and Van Oossanen. Amare II sports distinctive exterior lines by Omega Architects and at 50 metres below 500GT, Amare II offers the luxury of silent cruising coupled with frugal fuel consumption courtesy of her lightweight aluminium Fast Displacement Hull Form devised by Van Oossanen and engineered by Heesen’s in-house team of experts. The hull of Amare II was welded to the highest tolerances at Heesen’s facility in Oss.
Amare II’s interiors were designed by Italian designer Cristiano Gatto, with the fine furnitures perfectly crafted and fitted by the Dutch shipyard’s in-house luxury cabinet maker company, Heesen Interiors.
It was reported that during the sea trials, Amare II exceeded the contractual speed by 0.9 knots reaching a top speed of 17.2 knots in diesel mode, and 10.2 knots in silent mode, with noise vibrations in line with the specifications.
The COVID-19 pandemic proved to be a challenge the world over, but one which Heesen overcame, thanks to the swift reorganisation of the in-house work schedule, which was adapted to meet governmental regulations and in ensuring the safety of all staff and suppliers involved in the operations. The tests at sea were performed with minimum crew in order to guarantee the necessary physical distancing, with extra safety measures put in place.
Captain Brenden Scott, an experienced Heesen captain, arrived in the Netherlands just prior to the lockdown and in time to supervise the completion and fine-tuning of the yacht. He succeeded in putting together a full crew to run Amare II for the coming summer season.
As for the soft touches within Amare II, the Owners appointed Sabrina Monte-Carlo. Highly contemporary pieces in soft pastel colours characterise the style of the interior décor. Brands such as B&B Italia, Paola Lenti, Giorgetti, Porta Romana – all of which are based in Italy – worked ardently following the two-month Italian lockdown to deliver the loose furniture carefully selected by the Monegasque decorator. Thanks to the long-standing relationship between Sabrina Monte-Carlo and these premium brands, the delivery only experienced the smallest of delays.
Amare II is privately owned and will cruise in the Mediterranean for the summer season.