Project Azuro: Heesen Yachts 164-Foot Superyacht On Schedule

Heesen Yachts Superyacht HY16650

Project Azuro, the new design under construction at the acclaimed Dutch shipyard, is right on schedule and due for delivery in Spring 2014. Heesen announced today that the hull and superstructure were joined together on Saturday, 1st December at their facility in Oss, the Netherlands.

Project Azuro is the fourth build in the 164-foot all-aluminum class. The first vessel in the class was the multi-award winning MY Satori (YN 15250), followed by YN 15850 (2011) and YN 16050, which is currently under construction and due for delivery in 2013.

Heesen Yachts HY16650 under construction

Luxury yacht Azuro has three outdoor areas including dining options on both the upper and main decks as well as on the foredeck. Integrated seating and a quadruple sunpad provide privacy when berthed stern-to in port. Glazed doors between the main saloon and aft deck open to create a huge continuous 82-foot entertaining area. On the upper deck, half of the spectacular sky-lounge is surrounded by glass with doors that retract to create a covered indoor/outdoor lounge and dining terrace. The current accommodation layout is for ten guests with a full-beam master suite and study on the main deck. A full-beam VIP, two double and two twin cabins are on the lower deck.

Heesen Yachts HY16650 hull bow

In the next seventeen months the stunning interior by Francesco Paszkowski Design will be fitted out. More details about the interior decoration will be released in due course.

Specifications

Hull type: twin propeller, hard chine, semi-displacement

Naval Architect: Heesen Yachts / Van Oossanen Naval Architects

Exterior Styling: Omega Architects

Interior Designer: Francesco Paszkowski Design

Classification: ABS A1Yachting Service AMS

Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2 / MCA

Hull: Aluminum

Superstructure: Aluminum

Length over all: 49,80m (163 ft 4in)

Displacement (50% load): 300 tons

Maximum speed (50% load): 23 knots

Range at 11 knots: 3.100Nm

Main engines: 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M73L

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