Project Necto, 45M Sportster is sold!

Commercial success at Heesen Yachts: Project Necto, 45m sportster is sold.
Heesen Yachts is proud to announce that the first 45m flybridge vessel YN 17145 – Project Necto – is sold to a yacht connoisseur with a true passion for Heesen core values: aluminium, speed and power. This powerful sportster, the largest built by a northern European shipyard, will be capable of thundering along at an impressive 30 knots thanks to her well-engineered, all-aluminium semi-displacement hull and twin MTU 16V 4000 M73L engines. Speed and power combined with uncompromised luxury and comfort are the characteristics of this semi-displacement yacht that will have a range of 2,750 nautical miles at 12 knots.Frank Laupman of Omega Architects has created the exterior lines of the yacht. True to form, Laupman has interpreted the Dutch shipyard DNA with a touch of innovation by introducing the ‘knuckle’ – a design element that interrupts the line of the raked bow and gives this new breed of Heesen with its much sharper and narrower bow — a particularly aggressive look. The interior décor of YN 17145 is by acclaimed Italian designer Cristiano Gatto, who is currently working on his third project with the Dutch shipyard. The owners chose a contemporary yet cosy design for the interior of their 45m sportster. Warm Canaletto walnut is the main veneer, which perfectly complements the light tones of Loro Piana fabrics and the warm colours of the different finishes; pale blue soft furnishings give a relaxed and light feeling to the yacht’s interior. Ten guests will be accommodated in five cabins: the full beam master suite is located on the main deck, while the four guest cabins – two twins and two doubles – are on the lower deck. The owners dedicated special attention to the outdoor areas of their new vessel. The ultra-spacious sundeck is particularly impressive as an expansive 84 square metres area, completely free of fixed furniture, it is available for guests to carry out their morning exercise – yet another unusual design feature on a yacht of this size. YN 17145 will be delivered to her owners after intensive sea trials in the North Sea in January 2016.
Founded by Frans Heesen in 1978 in Oss, the Netherlands, Heesen Yachts was the first Dutch shipyard to employ aluminium alloy for building yacht hulls. Since then the yard has become a world leader in the design, engineering and construction of high performance, all-aluminium motoryachts.
In 1992, Heesen Yachts expanded their business to include the construction of displacement, long-range steel-hulled yachts. Today, the company can deliver magnificent private yachts within the 37 to 70m size range and beyond.
In 35 years we have delivered nearly 170 yachts. The current fleet includes aluminium and steel, semi-displacement and displacement yachts, and the new revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF). Twelve yachts are currently under construction and their deliveries span through to 2017.
Heesen is financially secure, large enough to cope with complex construction, small enough to care about each project, motivated to pioneer innovations and dedicated to continuing the tradition of Dutch quality shipbuilding.
Contact: Sara Gioanola Email: Tel: +31 611 499 600
Photo credits: Omega Architects
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