The first 50m vessel in the Steel Class
Formerly known as Project Maia, M/Y Omaha has been delivered by the Dutch yard Heesen.
She completed intensive sea trials in the North Sea in favourable weather conditions, with seas ranging from calm to moderate.
Omaha exceeded the contractual speed, reaching 16 knots, and proved to be manoeuvrable in all conditions thanks to her large rudders in combination with the power steering unit. Powered by two MTU 8V4000 M63 engines, she has a range of 3,800 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots. Her round bilge steel hull with bulbous bow provides excellent comfort for the guests. Omaha will soon leave The Netherlands for her maiden voyage to the Mediterranean Sea where she will meet her owners.
This 50m steel yacht was built on speculation under the project name Maia and was sold by Chris Collins of Ocean Independence
YN 18350 is the first in Heesen’s newly designed 50m Steel Class, whose exterior lines are by Clifford Denn. With a gross tonnage below the 500GT threshold, this 50m displacement yacht is the successor of the 47m Steel Class. Clifford Denn spliced the Heesen DNA with lines inspired by classic car design to create a true blue-water yacht with a bold presence on the water. UK based design studio Reymond Langton created a luxurious but welcoming interior with accommodation for ten guests in five cabins, with the owner’s stateroom located on the main deck forward and four large guest suites on the lower deck.
Omaha’s sister ship, YN 18850 Project Triton, is currently under construction at the Heesen shipyard in Oss and is available for delivery in February 2020.
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