Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts has delivered 45m superyacht Amore Mio to her new owners in international waters. Following her launch in November, Heesen spent the past few months outfitting and putting her through her paces in an intensive sea trial period in the North Sea, which took place on January 18, 19 and 21.

Powered by twin MTU 16V diesel engines, the all aluminium 45m superyacht can reach an impressive top speed of 30 knots. During construction, Heesen focused on manoeuvrability and minimal noise output.

Amore Mio’s Captain, Tripp Hock, comments: “Heesen added a third day to their standard sea trial program, which they are calling the Captain’s Day. This was a welcome addition and allowed me free scope for requesting all kinds of further testing like crash stops, dead ship operations and single engine manoeuvring. As the first Heesen sea trailed at ‘light load’, 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.”

The naval architecture comes from Heesen's in-house studio which has created a versatile superyacht that performs well under rapid acceleration and at slower speeds.

Since entering the superyacht market 33 years ago Heesen has held a strong market position. With the launch of Amore Mio Heesen now has 92 superyachts in its fleet with a combined LOA of 3888.1m. Furthermore, the Dutch shipyard has delivered at least one superyacht every year since 1990, an impressive statistic which few shipyards have matched.

Heesen is also becoming more consistent in its activity. Over the last five years the Dutch shipyard has made an average of 4 deliveries per annum. This trend is set to continue as Heesen has ten projects under construction, all of which are scheduled for delivery before 2018.

Amore Mio is the first yacht to be delivered by Heesen in 2016, with two more, 70m Project Kometa and 50m Project Akoya, expected to be delivered later this year. Aside from Amore Mio, Hakvoort's Just J's is the only other superyacht to be delivered in 2016.

LOA: 45m
Beam: 8.4m
Draught: 2.7m
Gross Tonnage: 360gt
Maximum Speed: 30 Knots
Interior Designer: Cristiano Gatto Design
Exterior Styling: Omega Architects


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