Heesen delivers Amare II-Heesen is delighted to announce that after intensive sea trials in the North Sea, YN 19150 was delivered to her Owners on June 19, 2020. The sea trials took place over three days earlier in May, in sea state 2 with an average wind speed of 3 Beaufort.
Amare II, formerly known as Project Electra, is the second in Heesen’s hybrid series with distinctive exterior lines by Omega Architects. At 50 metres below 500GT, Amare II offers the luxury of silent cruising coupled with frugal fuel consumption thanks to her lightweight aluminium Fast Displacement Hull Form. Devised by Van Oossanen and engineered by Heesen’s in-house team of experts, the hull of Amare II was welded to the highest tolerances at Heesen’s facility in Oss. The Dutch shipyard’s in-house luxury cabinet maker company, Heesen Interiors, perfectly crafted the fine furniture penned by Italian designer Cristiano Gatto.
During the sea trials, Amare II exceeded the contractual speed by 0.9 knots reaching a top speed of 17.2 knots in diesel mode, and 10.2 knots in silent mode, with noise and vibrations in line with the specifications.
Delivering a superyacht during the Covid-19 pandemic was a challenge that Heesen rose to and overcame. This was achieved thanks to the swift reorganisation of the in-house work schedule, which was adapted to meet governmental regulations and ensure the safety of all staff and suppliers involved in the operations. Tests at sea were performed with minimum crew in order to guarantee the necessary physical distancing and extra safety measures were put in place.
Captain Brenden Scott, an experienced Heesen captain, arrived in the Netherlands just prior to the lockdown and in time to supervise the completion and fine-tuning of the yacht. He succeeded in putting together a full crew to run Amare II for the coming summer season.
The Owners appointed Sabrina Monte-Carlo to style their new yacht. Highly contemporary pieces in soft pastel colours characterise the style of the interior décor. Brands such as B&B Italia, Paola Lenti, Giorgetti, Porta Romana – all of which are based in Italy – worked ardently following the two-month Italian lockdown to deliver the loose furniture carefully selected by the Monegasque decorator. Thanks to the long-standing relationship between Sabrina Monte-Carlo and these premium brands, the delivery only experienced the smallest of delays.
Amare II is privately owned and will cruise in the Mediterranean for the summer season.