Nova: Heesen’s Answer to Super-Quiet, Super-Efficient Superyachts

Following its pioneering use of the fast-displacement hull form, Heesen Yachts is breaking ground again, with a ready-to-build project called Nova. Nova employs diesel-electric propulsion and promises onboard sound levels about as quiet as those of a library. Via four megayachts featuring the fast-displacement hull form since 2013, Heesen and Van Oossanen Naval Architects have Continue reading

Younique Seven: Not a Typical Tender

Younique Yachts, which custom builds aluminum tenders and RIBs, has a 39-foot (12-meter) concept design meant for quite a particular owner. Judging from the looks of Younique Seven, that owner is not content with having a traditional tender, or even a traditional primary yacht. In fact, Younique Seven would suit someone not content with traditional Continue reading

Belafonte Yacht Concept Backed by Van Oossanen

A number of up-and-coming yacht designers are aiming for owners’ attention by producing concept projects. Some, though, haven’t been vetted by experienced naval architects, so they could very well be impossible to build. The Federico Fiorentino team is avoiding that problem with Belafonte, a fast-displacement concept it initially unveiled last fall. Belafonte has now been Continue reading