Construction of Heesen Yachts’ Project Jade is progressing on schedule and saw the installation of the engines and the joining of the hull and superstructure on 20 August. Jade, YN 20350, is the third in the shipyard’s 50-metre semi-displacement Series and builds on the yacht builder’s legacy of fast, hard-chine aluminium yachts.

Heesen launched this Series for clients whose need for speed extends to a desire to shorten the delivery time and enjoy their yacht sooner.The exterior lines were drawn up by Omega Architects and the yacht offers a top speed of 23 knots. In addition, the yacht boasts a shallow draught and excellent hydrodynamic efficiency.

‘This combination of speed and shallow draught makes the design ideal for cruising in shallow coastal waters such as the Bahamas, as well as the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean,’ comments Heesen’s CCO, Friso Visser.

See pictures of the joining of the hull and superstructure and installation of the engines below.

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The high speed is achieved thanks to the streamlined lightweight aluminium hull, which Heesen says offers an efficiency gain of twelve per cent compared to the previous 50-metre Satori design, coupled with two IMO Tier III-compliant MTU 16V 4000 M65L engines. The Dutch yacht builder claims to be the first shipyard to deliver fast, sub-500GT yachts that comply with the new emission regulations.

Heesen pioneered the on-spec construction of Series superyachts over twenty years ago, with the introduction of the 37-metre. Each yacht has its own interior design. For Project Jade, Cristiano Gatto is responsible for this. The interior design is being created by Heesen’s in-house interior construction team

YN 20350 Project Jade is available for delivery in Spring 2024.

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Project Jade particulars

The particulars of Project Jade (YN 20350) are:

  • 50-metre semi-displacement, fast all-aluminium motor yacht below 500GT
  • 23 knots top speed, IMO III certified engines
  • Shallow draught of 2.15 metres
  • Exterior by Omega, interior by Cristiano Gatto
  • Twelve guests in five cabins
  • Available spring 2024

All pictures by Heesen Yachts.

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