Heesen has delivered the 55-metre Azamanta to her owner after successful sea trials. The yacht is Heesen's first steel-hulled Fast Displacement yacht over 50 metres.
During the sea trials, which took place last month, Azamanta reached a top speed of 16.9 knots – exceeding the contractual speed by 0.4 knots. The yacht had been launched in May. “We are very pleased with Azamanta. She is the expression of a passionate and experienced yacht owner who built a yacht to travel the globe and explore exotic destinations. Her ice-reinforced steel hull and her unusual colour scheme will enable her passengers to safely, comfortably and elegantly cruise also in high latitudes,” says Bilderlings Wealth, the wealth advisory company representing the owner and managing the project throughout the build.
The Fast Displacement Hull Form was developed by Van Oossanen in collaboration with Heesen Yachts in-house naval architects. The sharp-edged exterior lines created by Omega Architects give the yacht an athletic profile on the water. Vertical windows – new to the Heesen’s aesthetics – and glass insertions in the bulwarks allow more natural light to flood the interior and improve the indoor/outdoor connection. The superstructure aft is free from pillars, offering uninterrupted ocean vistas. The interior is by Sinot Exclusive Design.
“Azamanta is the third yacht we have delivered this year after the 50-metre Sibelle and the 47-metre Asya. She is a wonderful example of what owners can achieve when they entrust Heesen to build their superyacht: solid Dutch design, engineering and naval architecture, wrapped in unique individual design,” says the yard.