Following extensive sea trials in the North Sea, Heesen Yachts have just delivered their very first yacht in their new 50 metre Steel Class to her proud owners. The construction of YN 18350 was started on speculation under the name “Maia” and she was later christened “Omaha” by her new owners.
Her eye-catching exterior styling by Clifford Denn takes inspiration from iconic sports cars like the Jaguars and Maseratis of yesteryear with flowing bold lines and dramatic cut-out bow design. Keen-eyed yacht enthusiasts might notice the resemblance to Heesen’s popular 47 Meter Steel Class yachts which this new 50 Meter model has been designed to succeed. A thoroughly modern displacement yacht, she’s being positioned as a capable blue-water yacht that offers a comfortable live-aboard experience along with amenities you’d normally expect to find on larger yachts.
With 164 feet of length to play with, Heesen have done a remarkable job of including four spacious guest suites, an enormous owner’s cabin, a large beach club complete with its own bar and sauna, and a 223 square foot/68 square meter sundeck with a spa pool. The interior styling has been handled by Reymond Langton, using predominantly light-toned luxurious furnishings and finishes to further enhance the airy feel given by the large windows found throughout the upper and main decks.
In addition to focus on guest comfort and experience, Heesen have also made sure Omaha has the performance capabilities you’d expect from a yacht of this calibre. She is powered by two 1,341hp MTU 8V4000 M63 diesel engines which give her an impressive cruising range of 3,800 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Heesen Yachts is currently working on the construction of a second 50 metre Steel Class known as YN 18850 Project Triton at their Oss shipyard. This sister ship to Omaha is scheduled to be delivered to her owners by February 2020.