Project Jade is a 50-meter semi-displacement, fast all-aluminum motor yacht below 500GT and is on track to be delivered to her owner in Spring 2024.
Heesen 50-Meter Semi-Displacement Yacht Series
Project Jade’s construction remains on schedule and the shipyard released details of the engine installation and the joining of the hull and superstructure this week. Project Jade (also known as YN 20350) is the third in the shipyard’s popular 50-meter semi-displacement Yacht Series, which aims to cater to owners who wish to shorten the delivery time and enjoy their yacht sooner.
Project Jade will benefit from a sleek interior by renowned yacht designer Cristiano Gatto, and she will accommodate 12 guests in five cabins.
Project Jade’s exterior yacht lines are designed by Omega Architects, and she has a rapid top speed of 23 knots, along with a shallow draft and excellent hydrodynamic efficiency.
“This combination of speed and shallow draft makes the design ideal for cruising in shallow coastal waters such as the Bahamas, as well as the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean,” commented Heesen’s CCO, Friso Visser. “This is a compelling proposition for many yacht owners.”
More Efficient Yacht Design Than Earlier 50m Yacht Models
Set to be a very efficient yacht, Project Jade’s high speed is achieved thanks to her streamlined lightweight aluminum hull, which is 12 per cent more efficient than the shipyard’s earlier 50m designs. The yacht also benefits from two IMO III-compliant MTU 16V 4000 M65L engines.
In a statement to the press, the shipyard offers further insight into its commitment to efficiency. “Heesen is the first shipyard to deliver fast, sub-500GT yachts that follow the new emission regulations. Future-proofing new designs is at the heart of the shipyard’s philosophy, and Jade is no exception.”