Heesen Launch #6 in the 47M Superyacht Series

Photograph: Dick Holthuis
The motor yacht Air is the sixth in a line of 47-Metre displacement class superyachts has been launched by Heesen.
The design of the series is a result of close collaboration between the Heesen Yachts in house naval architects and Frank Laupman from Omega Architects, who conceived her stream-lined exterior design with its pelican beak bow.
This is a style that has now become a very recognisable trademark of the Dutch yard.
The 47-Metre displacement class has a fine entry at the bow, which incorporates an efficient bulb, its notable top speed of 15.5 Knots and an excellent range of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.
The line of the yacht’s superstructure combined with the sloped wheelhouse windows give Air her particularly sleek appearance.
Earlier yachts in the series include:
  • Yalla (2004),
  • Let it Be (2006),
  • Mon Plaisir (2007),
  • Elandess (2008)
  • Blind Date (2009).
Three further 47-metre yachts are currently in build: YN 15347 scheduled for delivery in 2011, YN 15747 and YN 16347 for delivery in 2012.