Sibelle, Newest Heesen, Nearing Delivery

UPDATE, MARCH 20, 2015: She took a little longer than expected for delivery, but Sibelle was officially presented to her owner today. Heesen states that sea trials in mid-February took place under moderate to fresh breezes (a.k.a. Force 4 to 5 winds on the Beaufort scale). Her captain says stabilizers were off during the trials, Continue reading


Yara 44, ISA Yachts’ 1st Fast Displacement Project

ISA Yachts has earned a reputation for building stylish, swift yachts, but it’s also expanded into displacement yachts. Thanks to the Fast Displacement Hull Form by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, its clients no longer have to choose efficiency over speed, or vice versa. ISA Yachts is offering a new design, the Yara 44, with the Continue reading


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Alive, Hull-Vane-Equipped Heesen, Nearing Delivery

Heesen’s YN 17042, christened Alive, is expected to be handed over on October 31. She’s the shipyard’s first megayacht equipped with an efficiency-enhancing Hull Vane foil. Launched in August, Heesen’s Alive is only just now allowed to be shown and publicized under her real name. However, Heesen was permitted to divulge some details about her Continue reading