Heesen Yachts has launched superyacht YN 16650 in a private ceremony where members of both the shipyard and Burgess (who introduced the client to Heesen) were present. Previously Project Azuro, the 50m motoryacht has been christened Monaco Wolf by her owner.

Designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, the superyacht has said described by the shipyard to "embody the Heesen family look and feel with its iconic reverse sheer 'pelican break' bow.'" The superyacht features sheets of laminated triple glazing which have been thermo-bonded to the superstructure, creating a seamless wall of windows adding her her contemporary style. The image exuded by the yacht is enhanced by her intricate lighting system, with custom-controlled lighting that can transform the atmosphere using bright colours and pools of subtle illumination.

Monaco Wolf boasts an interior by Francesco Paszkowski, who praised Heesen for its continuous challenging of the designers throughout the project. "The result is a virtuous circle that combines technical and safety aspects with design and style, while keeping Heesen's outstanding quality standards and our proposals," Paszkowski commented. Architect Margherita Casprini, who worked with Paszkowski on the project, added: "Working at Heesen was gratifying because our design proposals were never refused whether related to new materials or custom elements. They perfectly translated every detail of our drawings into reality."

Monaco Wolf is powered by two 46V 4000 M73L MTU engines and can reach a top speed of 23 knots. She can accommodate up to 12 guests in her six staterooms and has been designed with plate glass screens in the exterior railings, allowing for safe passage for any canine companies on board the yacht.

The superyacht's sea trials will take place in the North Sea before delivery to her owners at the end of May.



Naval Architect: Van Oossanen / Heesen Yachts
Exterior Designer:
Frank Laupmanm, Omega Architects
Interior Designer: Francesco Paszkowski Design and Margherita Casprini
LOA: 49.8m
Beam (max): 9m
Draft: 2.5m
Displacement: 313t (at 50% load)
Engines: 2 x MTU 46V 4000 M73L
Top speed: 23 knots

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