Heesen has announced that YN 18455 Vida (formerly known as Project Antares) left Dutch waters heading to the Mediterranean, where it will be delivered to the new owners.
Vida underwent rigorous sea trials at the beginning of March, during which it reached a top speed of 16.4 knots. Thanks to its 55-meter FDHF hull and two MTU 8V4000 M63 diesel engines, it offers a low fuel consumption. Its range is of 4,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots and its volume is 740 gross tons.
This is also the first yacht in Heesen’s fleet to comply with the latest emissions regulations thanks to a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system that reduces NOx in exhaust emissions in line with the IMO Tier III regulations.
Heesen USA’s Thom Conboy introduced the client, who is an experienced American yachtsman and talented sport angler. The owner worked closely with the shipyard’s engineers to customize his new yacht. Vida is now the flagship of his fishing fleet. being able to refuel and recharge the owner’s Bayliss 60 and Bayliss 68 sportfish yachts.
The owner appointed B Design to create a décor that reflects his lifestyle and taste. Standing out are the backlit ivory onyx arch frames at the aft entrance to the main saloon, serving as a display wine cellar for 21 bottles. More backlit ivory onyx is found in the statement staircase, which features floating steps. Alternating strips of fumé mirror and lacquered wood form the basis of an intricate design that recalls the geometry one can create with Meccano pieces.
Heesen employed for this work its team of 80 cabinetmakers.
Twelve guests are accommodated in five large staterooms on the lower deck, while the 80-square-meter owner’s apartment is located forward on the main deck. The outdoor areas feature a sundeck that measures 100 square meters, with a pool and a bar.
Guests can also enjoy living close to the water in the 80-square-meter beach club, in which Vida’s owner has specified a gym.
Vida will debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September this year.