Sibelle, Newest Heesen, Nearing Delivery

Within the month, Sibelle, launched at Heesen Yachts just before the holidays, will be in her owners’ hands. The 163’7” (49.9-meter) megayacht is the yard’s second project to incorporate the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Sibelle is customized more than most Heesens. Typically, even with the FDHF projects, buyers 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