Vida - 2019

55m Steel

Customised features

As with all Heesen series yachts, Vida includes several highly customised features designed to meet the specific requirements of her highly experienced owner. As she will serve as a mothership for a fleet of sportfish boats, Vida’s original design for a forward tender garage was reworked to create a larger owner’s suite, with the foredeck itself now catering to two tenders. Her sundeck hardtop has also been raised six inches to allow for more headroom – a feature that will be carried forward to future models – with the resulting design carefully considered so as not to upset the perfect balance of her profile.

First impressions

Muscular, elegant, angular yet svelte, Vida’s exterior lines come from the board of Omega Architects’ Frank Laupman. Like other yachts in the 55m Steel series, Vida’s profile is clean and crisp, with characteristic floor-to-ceiling windows providing uninterrupted views while flooding the interior with natural light.

Step aboard

Stunning both in layout and in style, Vida’s interior impresses from the very first moment you step on board.
Based on architecture developed by Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini, her finish and décor comes from Be Design in Boca Raton, Florida – the studio’s first yacht interior project.



Hull type: FDHF

Exterior design: Omega Architects

Interior design: Be Design

Hull: Steel


Length over all: 55.0 metres / 180 feet 5 inches

Beam over all: 9.60 metres / 31 feet 6 inches

Draft (half load): 2.7 metres / 8 feet 10 inches

Tonnage: approx. 740 GT


Crew: 13

Guests: 12

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

Technical Details

Maximum speed (half load): 16 knots

Range: 4,500Nm at 13 knots

Fuel capacity: 100,000 litres / 26,400 US Gallons

Fresh water: 24,000 litres / 6,340 US Gallons

Propulsion Details

Main engines: 2 x MTU 8V 4000 M63

Maximum power: 2 x 1,000kW

Main generators: 2 x Zenoro, each 175kW

Bowthruster: ZF-Marine 125kW, electrically driven

Stabilisers: Naiad Dynamics, type 720, zero speed

General arrangement

Sun deck

Wheelhouse deck

Main deck

Lower deck

Sisterships 55m Steel FDHF



Mark Cavendish   Chief Commercial Officer

| Robert Drontmann   Sales Director

Heesen Yachts North America

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