Heesen's 45-metre all-aluminium Amore Mio, which was handed over to her owners in February, has been cruising off Malta during her first season in the Med
The striking exterior styling of the Heesen Amore Mio is by Omega Architects. The emphasis is clearly on performance, with her slender beam and angular features adding to the yacht’s serious air. She is capable of 30 knots tops from the twin MTUs and has a range of 2,750 nautical miles at 12 knots cruising. An arrangement of three Seakeeper gyro-stabilisers ensure that guests are comfortable on board.
Heesen hails the yacht as offering a sports yacht performance, with the exterior spaces of a much larger beast. These include the 18-metre-long sundeck offering 90 square metres of space that boasts a cinema, dining for all ten guests, a square pool and an infinity terrace.
Amore Mio’s Cristiano Gatto interior features flamed American walnut, book-matched open-grain veneers, inlaid sculpted and lacquered panels, and breccia perlato limestone that incorporates shells and other fossils. Fabrics are by Loro Piana and include a special textile for use at sea. Ten guests are accommodated in a main-deck master suite and four lower-deck guest cabins.
On sea trials in February, the Heesen Amore Mio easily met her contracted speed requirement.
“I was eager to see in particular how the gyro-stabilisers would function on such a buoyant ship in the North Sea. To my relief, all the coffee cups stayed on the tables,” said Tripp Hock, captain of Amore Mio, following the sea trials.
The yacht will appear at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.
All photos by: Kurt Arrigo/Heesen Yachts