Heesen Yachts has delivered the aluminium 50-metre Sibelle to her new owner.
Sibelle, sporting Heesen’s Fast Displacement Hull Form and a vertical bow specified by the owner, exceeded her contractural speed on sea trial last month. “We are very pleased by the behaviour of Sibelle at sea,” says Sibelle’s build captain. “The speed trials – conducted without the use of stabilisers – took place in slightly uncomfortable seas with waves ranging from 0.5 to 1 metre, hitting us on the beam. The vessel proved to be stable and extremely manoeuvrable. The most remarkable feature is her frugal fuel consumption – at a top speed of 19 knots on the GPS she uses 600 litres an hour, and at a cruising speed of 15.1 knots it is only 220 litres an hour.”
The yacht hit the water in December. Exterior lines are by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects, assisted in the refinement of the design details by Mikhail Labazov and Andrei Savin from Architectural Bureau A-B Studio, while naval architecture is by Perry van Oossanen of Van Oossanen Naval Architects.
“Sibelle exemplifies Heesen’s ability to create fully custom yachts that reflect the individuality of the client. We help our visionary owners to craft their unique vessel and provide them with the highest standard of engineering developed in over 35 years of experience,” says Mark Cavendish, sales and marketing director at Heesen Yachts.