February 21 2022
21 Feb 2022
The 60.4-metre Heesen superyacht Lusine, YN19360, has been delivered following successful sea trials in the North Sea where she reached the contractual top speed of 17.5 knots. Lusine, the first Heesen superyacht to be delivered this year, features exterior design from Omega Architects who have added an eye-catching 'bird's wing' motif to integrate the main deck, bridge and sundeck without interrupting the horizontal sweep of the windows.
Captain Varun, who has previously skippered the 47-metre Heesen superyacht Asya, commented, "I am extremely proud to take delivery of my second Heesen yacht. Lusine is sturdy and gives me great confidence. We tested her in sea state five with winds up to 30 knots, and she behaved very well. It is a great privilege to be captain of a custom yacht with such a pedigree. I look forward to sailing her on the high seas!"
Lusine has a volume of 1,060 GT and the owner challenged the Heesen team to develop new solutions in engineering, namely that she is the first in the world to sport the SCR system alongside the V12s MTU engines, the storage of the Boston Whaler tender in the aft garage with the launching ramp.
Peter van der Zanden, general manager of design, development and engineering at the shipyard, said, "Thanks to the knowledge gained during the evolution of our steel fleet over the years, our engineering and naval architecture teams easily hit all the targets. Lusine is one of the most complex steel yachts we have delivered to date, but our experience helped us find ingenious solutions and presented a solid foundation for intelligent innovation."
Designed internally by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, the superyacht can accommodate as many as 12 guests between six staterooms, and Heesen has reported that it the design is one of the most intricate that its craftsmen and artisans have ever created. Top features include an owner's apartment on the bridge deck and a touch-and-go helipad served by an enclosed reception area to guarantee discreet boarding. Yachting photographers have captured the yacht as she made her way through the Netherlands over the last few days, first on route to her sea trials, and then leaving the Netherlands for her delivery.
Since her delivery, Lusine has cruised to London where she has been captured at the International Cruise Terminal.
©️ By Francesca Webster / SuperyachtTimes