Alive - 2014

42m Steel

Hull Vane®

Equipped with under water foil (technically called Hull Vane®) Alive represents a dramatic advancement in performance. The sub-sea wing harnesses waves to produce power; this combined with the fast displacement hull and conventional diesel engines produce remarkable results. This has been proven during independent research conducted by Van Oossanen Naval Architects at two of the world’s most respected hydrodynamic laboratories: Wolfson Unit and Marin.

First impressions

The bold exterior lines of Alive have been created by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects, who is also responsible for her interior design. Laupman has created a new bow design that combines a lower hull profile, and matches sea keeping behaviour with a relatively short overall length.

Revolutionary Hull Vane®

The Hull Vane (optional) harnesses waves to produce power. As the yacht moves forward, water flowing over the wing produces lift and as a consequence, thrust. Using conventional engines, a fast displacement hull and Vane, this yacht has a range of over 4,000 miles. Using 30 per cent less fuel, this remarkable yacht is both the fastest and most economical of her size and as a result 750 miles are effectively free. More for less.

Step aboard

Alive can accommodate up to twelve guests in the outdoor and indoor convivial areas. The 45 square metre open sun deck is perfect for relaxation throughout the day. The yacht boasts two large suites: the first traditionally located on the main deck forward, and the second one on the wheelhouse deck. The latter is a spectacular circular room with a centred king size bed, ensuite bathroom, dressing room and gymnasium. The central positioning of the bed allows stunning, uninterrupted views of the sea thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The 30 square metre aft terrace is equipped with a breakfast table and lounge seats, completing the functionality of the Owner’s deck.



Hull type: FDHF

Exterior design: Omega Architects

Interior design: Omega Architects

Hull: Steel


Length over all: 42.40 metres / 139 feet 1 inch

Beam over all: 8.90 metres / 29 feet 2 inches

Draft (half load): 2.56 metres / 8 feet 5 inches

Tonnage: approx. 450 GT


Crew: 10

Guests: 12

Cabins: Full-beam owner’s stateroom, two double guest suites and two twin guest suites

Technical Details

Maximum speed (half load): 14 knots

Range: 4,000Nm at 12 knots

Fuel capacity: 50,000 litres / 13,200 US Gallons

Fresh water: 12,000 litres / 3,170 US Gallons

Propulsion Details

Main engines: 2 x MTU 12V 2000 M72

Maximum power: 2 x 1,080kW

Main generators: 2 x Kilo-pak, each 80kW

Bowthruster: ZF-Marine 80kW, hydraulically driven

Stabilisers: Naiad Dynamics, 2 fins, type 575, zero speed

General arrangement

Sun deck

Wheelhouse deck

Main deck

Lower deck



Mark Cavendish   Chief Commercial Officer

| Robert Drontmann   Sales Director

Heesen Yachts North America

Thom Conboy   Agent North-America, Mexico, Bahama's & Caribbean