Dutch shipyard Heesen yachts has announced that 55m fast displacement yacht Azamanta, formerly YN 17255, was delivered on 10 July in international waters. She is the yards first fast Displacement steel-hulled yacht over 50m, developed by Van Oossannen Naval Architects.

Azamanta’s sea trials took place on June 17-18 in moderate sea conditions with an increasing southwesterly wind. However, in spite of these weather conditions, Azamanta exceeded the conceptual speed by 0.4 knots, reaching a top speed of 16.5 knots. Powered by two MTU 12V 4000 M53 engines with twin Schaffran five blade fixed pitched propellers, Azamanta demonstrates high levels of efficiency and is able to reach a speed of 15 knots using only 1,650kw of power, which is considerably lower than a large proportion of the 50m – 55m displacement motoryacht fleet. Azamanta has good range of 4,500nm and a fuel capacity of 100,000 litres.

Bilderlings Wealth, who represented the owner, said “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.”



With exterior design by Omega Architects, Azamanta has vertical windows with numerous glass insertions in the bulwarks, promoting natural light. The in house Heesen designers worked in collaboration with Omega Architects on the superstructure aft, which is free from pillars. Sinot Design has developed the interior in line with the owner’s passion for Metropolitan-style Art Déco.


 
Heesen’s board of directors commented, “Azamanta is the third yacht we have delivered this year after 50m Sibelle and 47m 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.”

LOA: 55m
Beam: 9.6m
Exterior Design: Omega Architects
Interior Design: Sinot
Naval Architect: Van Oossanen / Heesen Yachts
Maximum Speed: 16.5 Knots



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