Man of Steel - 2008

50 metre Custom

Bigger, better, more complex

Man of Steel was Heesen’s first 50 metre steel hull displacement yacht. The owner had previously built a smaller semi-displacement yacht at Heesen and the shipyard was a clear first choice when he required something larger. Bigger, better, more complex, the new yacht moved Heesen into 50 metre construction and we were determined that our first yacht at this length would be something spectacular.

First impressions

One of the most striking features is the bridge’s reverse windshield. This not only increases visibility in wet conditions but gives the yacht a sleek, streamlined shape. The specially-designed bulbous bow creates an anti-wave for a smoother path through the water. This results in a reduction in the power required to reach a top speed of 14,5 knots. Less power requires less fuel.

Step aboard

Four distinct deck areas provide huge amounts of outside space. On the sun deck an eight-person Jacuzzi is faced by a vast quadruple sunbed, while the entire dining and bar area is shaded by the radar arch, with
a large, opening sunroof providing natural light. An additional Jacuzzi is situated on the private owner’s deck.



Hull type: Displacement

Exterior design: Omega Architects

Interior design: Omega Architects / Mark Wallace

Hull: Steel


Length over all: 50.0 metres / 164 feet

Beam over all: 9.60 metres / 31 feet 6 inches

Draft (half load): 3.10 metres / 10 feet 2 inches

Tonnage: approx. 600 GT


Crew: 10

Guests: 8

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

Technical Details

Maximum speed (half load): 14.5 knots

Range: 3,500Nm at 13 knots

Fuel capacity: 80,000 litres / 21,130 US Gallons

Fresh water: 20,000 litres / 5,280 US Gallons

Propulsion Details

Main engines: 2 × MTU 8V 4000 M70

Maximum power: 2 x 1,160kW

Main generators: 2 x Kilo-Pak, each 150kW

Bowthruster: HRP 110kW, electrically driven

Stabilisers: Naiad Dynamics, type 820, 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