Man of Steel - 200850 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.
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.
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
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
Cabins: Full-beam owner’s stateroom, two double guest suites and one twin guest suites
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
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