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47 metre aluminium semi-displacement

What makes a Heesen so distinctive? Custom built in Holland, it is not just a matter of style but more importantly, the contemporary application of engineering: the architecture of performance. Our concept has evolved over 30 years and the experience we have accrued is unlike that of any other yacht builder in the world. Building in aluminium to enormously demanding tolerances, the Heesen hull-form is unique – quite simply no other ship shape so optimises the way a yacht moves through water. Meticulous attention to weight reduction results in increased levels of luxury. A Heesen is a Heesen because we are dedicated to one principle: the performance of luxury.

ur third aluminium 47 metre semi-displacement yacht, 4 You was completely custom-built and combines precision Heesen engineering and build quality with interiors designed by Omega. The result: a yacht that effortlessly combines speed, efficiency and exceptional levels of comfort. Sophisticated naval architecture, our weight reduction expertise and twin MTU 2.720kW engines produce a top speed of 24 knots. In addition, 4 You is remarkably fuel efficient.

4,6 metre and 6,1 metre tenders are held in a transom garage, launched and captured by our track system. The concept does away with the need for cranes. This creates a larger garage, greater headroom and as a result, a safer working environment. More space on deck – even on a swimming platform – simply means greater luxury.

Outside space is huge, with a number of different areas for sunbathing, dining, relaxing or entertaining. On the main deck aft, weatherproof armchairs and sofas surround teak tables. Sliding semi-circular glass doors open into the main saloon to create a large indoor/outdoor entertaining option.

t 85 square metres the sun deck measures double that of many mid-40 metre yachts and includes a circular, air-conditioned, fully-glazed gymnasium. The Jacuzzi is shaded by an awning supported by carbon fibre retractable pillars. For an alternative view there is additional seating and dining space on the foredeck.

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The Heesen superstructure is so strong that very few pillars are needed to support it. This means incredible views whether guests are sunbathing, dining or simply relaxing on any deck.

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The spectacularly sized main saloon is made up of natural and stained walnut panelling. An exotic and eclectic interior design includes elements of African safari styling and Chinese sculptures. Lacquered inlaid ceilings, etched glass lights and American walnut floorboards are part of the complexity of installation from floor to ceiling.

Interior designers, Omega, worked very closely with the owners on the classic-contemporary interior. Specific requirements for the upper deck saloon included a Steinway grand piano, installed next to a Carrara marble and American walnut bar. The sky lounge benefits from incredible amounts of light due to windows that extend to the full length of the saloon.

Complex pieces, custom built by specialist craftsmen were all installed at the shipyard. From a specially commissioned Art nouveau panel concealing the television in the sky lounge, right through to the staircase connecting the lower, main and upper decks, Heesen precision is evident everywhere.


he full-beam master suite is forward on the main deck. Spectacular oval windows are just one of the many features of this magniďŹ cent suite that includes a green Verde patrizia marble bathroom.


uest cabins comprise two VIp and two twin cabins on the lower deck all with marble ensuite bathrooms. To minimise weight, Heesen marble veneers are just 3mm thick – fragile as eggshells, strong as steel.

iping, welding, cabling and all of the mechanical elements were installed with meticulous care and attention with any future maintenance requirements in mind. Heesen builds in forethought.

The wheelhouse is handsomely furnished to create an eďŹƒcient working environment for the captain. 4 You has two, 16V 4000 M90 engines producing 2.720kW. Their power to weight eďŹƒciency is an important factor in our performance advantage.

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specification Hull type:

Twin propeller, hard chine,



Maximum speed (50% load):

24 knots

naval Architect:

Heesen Yachts

range at 12 knots:


exterior designer:

Omega Architects

Fuel capacity:

68.800 litres / 18.200 US gallon

Interior designer:

Omega Architects

Fresh water:

16.200 litres / 4.300 US gallon



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Large Commercial Yacht Code



Main engines:

2 x MTU 16V 4000 M90



Maximum power:

2 x 2.720 kW




2 x ZF 7550

engine control:

MTU Blue Vision, three control stands



Water lubricated shafts:

Stainless steel 431 Ø 145mm


Full-beam master suite,


Schaffran five blade fixed pitch Ø 1.400mm

two double cabins, two twin cabins



2 x kilo-pak


2 x 99kW

Length over all:

47,00m / 154ft 2in


Hrp 90kW, hydraulically driven

Beam over all:

9,00m / 29ft 6in

Steering system:

northrop grumman Sperry Marine


2,50m / 8ft 2in


VT naiad, type 720 with 2 fins of 3,5m2,

displacement (50% load):

265 tons

zero speed

© Heesen Yachts 2011. The information contained in this brochure (including without limitation any information concerning the dimensions, capabilities and performance characteristics of any yacht) is given in good faith but is not warranted to be accurate. All such information is subject to change at any time without notice. Heesen Yachts gives no warranty or representation, nor shall it be liable, in contract, tort or any other way, for any claims relating to or arising from any use made of any such information. All intellectual property rights of whatsoever nature and howsoever arising in the information contained in this brochure belong to Heesen Yachts without whose prior written consent no such information may be copied, adapted, distributed, published, displayed, communicated to the public or otherwise used in any way in whole or in part anywhere in the world.

nyone looking to purchase a new yacht from Heesen should be conďŹ dent that the quality of the Company is equal to that of the yachts.

Heesen stands for individuality and quality in a world where these principles are increasingly compromised. A Heesen will always be hand built by craftsmen in Holland. A

The fact that this is the case is due in no small

Heesen will always be custom-built to combine the Owner’s ideas

part to the principles of the founder. Frans Heesen

with our expertise. A Heesen will always be the highest denominator

founded the Company that bears his name in 1978.

of performance and luxury. A Heesen will always look like a Heesen


because it performs like a Heesen.

Where most yachts were made from steel,

Continuous investment has created one of the most modern

his yachts were to be built in aluminium. Where most yachts had

construction facilities in the world. great efficiency gives owners

displacement hull-forms for slow, long distance cruising, his yachts

custom-built yachts using pre-engineered platforms, in a time scale

were to use semi-displacement hulls and be performance-driven.

and to a quality that is unsurpassed.


37-65 AprrOXIMATeLY

400 eMpLOYeeS

MeTreS And BeYOnd







1978 HeeSen FOUnded


united kingdom germany


n 30 years we have delivered over 150 yachts. Our current range of yachts includes aluminium and steel, displacement, semi-displacement and fast displacement hulls from 37-65 metres and beyond. Heesen is recognised as the world leader in aluminium yachts and our 65 metre fast displacement project is 30 per cent more efficient than any other yacht of this size.


Heesen moved into steel production in 2000 as a result of a specific client request. Indeed 50 per cent of our sales are to existing clients, progressing through options of length, construction material and hull dynamics.


Our Oss shipbuilding complex has nine modern sheds, five dry docks, over 44.000 square metres of space and the most sophisticated construction programme imaginable: eindhoven

orchestrating the integration of more than four million parts


per year. In 1978 Frans had a visionary idea – today it is a company called Heesen.



sales@heesenyachts.nl www.heesenyachts.nl +31 (0) 412 665544 rijnstraat 2, 5347 kL Oss The netherlands

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