Heesen deloivered YN 19550 MY ELA. Formerly known as Project Altea, this yacht left the Netherlands in July with her crew, and after meeting her owners in Gibraltar, will cruise in the Mediterranean. ELA will also join the charter fleet of Zarpo Yachts to be available for selected clients.
The 50-meter yacht features a lightweight, aluminium, fast-displacement hull and is the second in Heesen’s sub-500GT Nova Plus class. Powered by twin MTU 2000-series M72 V12s, the yacht offers a speed of just under 20 knots, frugal fuel consumption, and a draft of just 2.15 metres. This all makes her the most efficient yacht of her type built in the Netherlands.
Herstriking profile is characterized by a vertical bow and bold spray rails. ELA was available with a remarkably short delivery time after she caught the attention of her owners. With just three months between purchase and delivery, they worked with interior designer Cristiano Gatto and the Heesen team to personalize the yacht to match their family requirements.
ELA’s twelve guests can sleep in six staterooms, with the owners’ suite on the main deck forward and the remaining five cabins – a full-beam VIP, two doubles, and two twins – on the lower deck. YN 19550 MY ELA is also the first Heesen to sport a peak-shaving battery system.
This ‘virtual generator’ ensures seamless storage of energy. As the yacht’s load fluctuates, excess generator power can be stored and utilized during peak periods when power demand surpasses generator output, without the need for additional generators to come on line. This intelligent power management reduces generator use and therefore emissions, lowering fuel and maintenance costs.