Heesen Yachts has delivered the 42.4-metre superyacht Alive to her owners. The lastest Fast Displacement Hull Form yacht reached a top speed on sea trials of 16.4 knots, exceeding the contractual speed by half a knot.

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She is the first superyacht to be equipped with Hull Vane technology – an underwater foil that reduces pitching and creates further fuel economies. The benefits of the Hull Vane were proven by research conducted by Van Oossanen Naval Architects at the Wolfson Unit and Marin, and confirmed on sea trials with a projected 4,000-nautical-mile range at 12 knots.