Heesen Yachts launchs Azamanta


At a private ceremony at the Heesen Yachts facility in Oss, the owners christened their newly launched yacht Azamanta.

The close collaboration between the yacht builder and the owner’s family office Bilderlings Wealth – representing the owner and managing the project throughout the build – resulted in the smooth construction of a unique vessel: the world’s first Fast Displacement steel-hulled yacht over 50 metres.

Built as Hull number YN 17255, Azamanta, whose Fast Displacement Hull Form was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects in collaboration with in house naval architects, will reach a speed of 16.5 knots with a range of 4,500 nm at a cruising speed of 13 knots. At 15 knots her 600 tonne steel and aluminium construction uses just 600kW of power.

Azamanta is the expression of a passionate and experienced yacht owner who built a yacht to travel the globe and explore exotic destinations with family and friends. Her ice-reinforced Fast Displacement steel hull will enable her passengers to safely, comfortably and efficiently cruise also in high latitudes.

The exterior lines are by Omega Architects with vertical windows and numerous glass insertions in the bulwarks to allow more natural light to flood the interior. The superstructure aft, for example, is completely free from pillars, offering uninterrupted views of the sea.

Azamanta has plenty of outdoor spaces for guests to indulge in the pleasures of life at sea. The spacious sundeck offers 110 sqm of space ideal for high-end receptions when a rigid cover is placed on top of the Jacuzzi, to transform it into a stage.

The 70 sqm owner’s private terrace is located forward. Three built-in sofas surround the dining table to accommodate up to six guests for private dining also when the yacht is docked stern to in port.

Tenders and toys are stored in the forward garage and launched through gull-wings doors on each side. This leaves space in the lazarette for a wide beach club and gym with a generous swim platform for owner and guests to swim and relax right at the sea’s edge.

The owner’s passion for Metropolitan-style Art Déco together with his love for flora and fauna motifs are the two main points that Sinot Design has developed and interpreted to create the interior. The contrast of dark patterned wood with light silk custom-designed fabrics, enhances the Art Déco theme and creates a very homey environment.

Twelve guests are accommodated in six cabins. The master suite is traditionally located on the main deck forward and features a recessed balcony on the starboard side. The remaining cabins are on the lower deck and include a full-beam VIP alongside two twins and two doubles. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms, each of them decorated with unique wall mosaics.

Azamanta will be intensively tested in the North Sea and is due to be delivered to her owners in July 2015