Heesen’s Project Triton ready for sale, as second hybrid launched

Mike Stones
By Mike Stones February 17, 2020 15:57

Heesen’s Project Triton ready for sale, as second hybrid launched

Heesen’s new superyacht Project Triton will be ready for delivery at the end of February 2020.

Superyacht builder Heesen is seeking a buyer for its 50-metre steel class Project Triton, which is undergoing sea trials in the North Sea, after the yard launched its second hybrid luxury yacht earlier this year.

The blue water luxury motor yacht will be ready for delivery at the end of this month, February. Powered by twin MTU 8V4000 M63 engines, Project Triton will reach a top speed of 15 knots and have a transoceanic range of 3,800 nautical miles at the cruising speed of 12 knots.

Designed and engineered by Heesen’s in-house team, Triton has a traditional full-displacement steel hull below 500 gross tonnes.

“Blending practicality with luxurious detail, the layout of Project Triton has been optimised to deliver the largest possible volume while remaining under the 500GT threshold,” according to the company.

Equipped with five large suites

British studio Reymond Langton has created a contemporary interior defined by a linear and clean environment. The superyacht is equipped with five large suites to sleep 10 guests, with the master on the main deck forward and the four guest cabins on the lower deck.

Meanwhile, at the beginning of this month, Heesen revealed the launch of its second hybrid yacht in the 5000 aluminium FDHF class. The luxury yacht YN 19150 Project Electra – is the successor to motor yacht Home – and is also undergoing sea trails, ahead of its delivery in April 2020.

“Compared with a traditional diesel engine arrangement, the hybrid power and propulsion system chosen by Heesen is quieter and more fuel-efficient,” claims the company. “It offers cost-saving benefits and flexible power management as the yacht operates in four different cruising modes.”

The first of these is Hybrid Mode, with a cruise speed of up to 9 knots at noise levels of just 46dB, which the yacht builder claims is “the equivalent of soft rain”.

‘The equivalent of soft rain’

In Economic Mode, the yacht is capable of speeds of 9-12 knots with main engines on and generators off. Said to be ideal for longer passages, cruising in this mode is said to deliver frugal fuel consumption – at 12 knots consuming 98 litres per hour – and extended generator life.

In cruising or traditional mode, the diesel engines drive the yacht’s propellers at speeds of 12-15 knots and the generators supply the hotel electrical demand.

Finally in Boost Mode, the superyacht can reach a top speed of 16.3 knots. Generator-powered shaft motors operate alongside the main engines giving an extra kick of power to the gearbox.

Exterior design was by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects with interior design in the hands of Italian designer Cristiano Gatto.

Project Electra can sleep 12 in six staterooms with private en-suite bathrooms. The master suite is located on the main deck forward and comprises an office, a bedroom that spans the full beam and bathroom with large marble shower, large vanity and separate toilet room. The vessel has a fully-equipped gym with sauna aft.

 

Project Electra – at a glance

  • Hybrid Mode: Speeds of up to 9 knots at noise levels of just 46dB. Two water-cooled DC electric shaft motors of 127kW each power the yacht
  • Economic Mode: Speeds of 9-12 knots with main engines on and generators off. Enables frugal fuel consumption of 98 Litres at 12 knots and extended generator life
  • Cruising Mode: Speeds of 12-15 knots. Diesel engines drive the yacht’s propellers and the generators supply the hotel electrical demand
  • Boost Mode: A top speed of 16.3 knots. Generator-powered shaft motors operate alongside the main engines delivering extra kick of power to the gearbox.

Project Electra – is the successor to motor yacht Home – is undergoing sea trails, ahead of its delivery in April 2020.

Mike Stones
By Mike Stones February 17, 2020 15:57

Superyacht Insight

Sign up for Superyacht Investor Email Insight

* indicates required