UPDATE, JUNE 12, 2014: Monaco Wolf was delivered on June 2. Heesen Yachts says she exceeded her contractual speed by 0.4 knots. (The builder pledged a top speed at half load of 23 knots.) Royal Oceanic, which represented the owners, adds that during sea trials, Monaco Wolf encountered seas of about three feet (one meter) and wind forces of three to four, performing admirably. Monaco Wolf will spend the summer cruising the Med with her owners. Read on for the original story.
You’ve heard of the Werewolves of London, even the Wolf of Wall Street. Now meet Monaco Wolf, the latest launch from Heesen Yachts. LOA for the all-aluminum megayacht is 163’4” (49.8 meters), with a beam of 29’5” (9 meters).
Omega Architects, Heesen’s frequent design partner, styled the sinuous lines of Monaco Wolf. Those lines hint at the performance for which the megayacht was made. Heesen Yachts says that the half-load top end should be 23 knots. Sea trials being conducted through the end of May are expected to confirm this. In addition, at 11 knots, Monaco Wolf should see her best range of 3,100 nautical miles. Her twin MTU 12V 4000 Series engines are fueled by 18,175 gallons (68,800 liters) of diesel.
As much as Monaco Wolf is meant for a party of 12, she’s also meant for the owners’ dogs. Passageways and decks were therefore arranged for them to walk safely. Their human counterparts get to enjoy two twin staterooms, two double staterooms, a full-beam VIP, and of course a full-beam main-deck master. Francesco Paszkowski Design collaborated with the owner on the interior design. Lighting plays a major role, transforming some areas into party mode at the flick of a switch. The decor throughout Monaco Wolf is dominated by teak, limestone, and leather. Of special interest is the sky lounge. Here, circular tables made of steel are complemented by equally curvy settees. Even the glass doors leading out to the alfresco dining area are curved. And speaking of alfresco areas, the sundeck aboard Monaco Wolf measures nearly 754 squre feet (70 square meters), sizable for sure.
Monaco Wolf is set for delivery in about a month. It’s worth noting that during construction, she was known as Project Azuro. In keeping with Heesen Yachts’ tradition, construction began on spec. A buyer came into the project earlier this year.