YN19850 Project SapphireDelivery: 30 June 2022
Current Build Phase
Joining Hull & Superstructure
After the hull and superstructure are joined together, work in the shed steps up a gear. On the yacht exterior we begin the fairing and elaborate paint process. For the interior we take care of the insulation, piping, cabling and outfitting.
Elegant, crisp and sporty with a reduced footprint
Sapphire is a fast-cruising yacht of below 500 GT and follows on from the successful Satori Class.
Our in-house team of naval architects created an optimised, low-drag hull design with a reduced transom depth. These refinements have led to efficiency gains of around 12 per cent, while a draft of just 2.15 metres makes Sapphire the perfect yacht for exploring shallow, turquoise waters. Her ultra-efficient hull shape is seamlessly complemented by two MTU 16V4000M65L ‘green ocean’ engines, fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) units to reduce NOx emissions.
Sapphire is unique yet elegant and represents the culmination of a ten-year programme of design development at Heesen. The superstructure’s optical focus overlays the yacht’s actual centre of gravity, which explains why she seems so well aesthetically balanced.
Italian designer Cristiano Gatto has created a refined and elegant interior design. Twelve guests are luxuriously accommodated in four spacious suites on the lower deck, and a master stateroom forward on the main deck.
Hull type: Semi-displacement
Exterior design: Omega Architects
Interior design: Cristiano Gatto Design Team
Length over all: 49.98 metres / 164 feet
Beam over all: 9 metres / 29 feet 6 inches
Draft (half load): 2.15 metres / 7 feet
Tonnage: approx. 499 GT
Cabins: Full-beam owner’s stateroom, two double guest suites and two twin guest suites
Maximum speed (half load): 23 knots
Range: 3,100Nm at 11 knots
Fuel capacity: 54,000 litres / 14,265 US Gallons
Fresh water: 16,000 litres / 4,225 US Gallons
Main engines: 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M65L (IMO Tier III)
Maximum power: 2 x 2,560kW
Main generators: 2 x Zenoro, each 118kW, 50 Hertz
Bowthruster: ZF-Marine 90kW, electrically driven
Stabilisers: Naiad Dynamics, 2 fins, type 720, zero speed
Sisterships 5000 Aluminium Semi-displacement
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