Heesen’s M/Y White completes sea trials


The 50m superyacht was launched in February

Dutch yard Heesen has announced the completion of sea trials and delivery of YN 18250 White.

At 50m, with a Gross Tonnage just below the 500GT threshold, this semi-displacement motor yacht is the latest in the 5000 Aluminium class.


The exterior lines are by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, while Cristiano Gatto was responsible for the interior design.


Extensive sea trials took place on the North Sea in good weather conditions, with waves up to half a metre. Seventh in the 5000 Aluminium class, White proved to be very responsive during her sea trials, reacting to steering commands instantaneously thanks to the large rudders in conjunction with the power steering unit. Her powerful bow thruster in combination with the propellers optimized for her speed range, allow the vessel to be manoeuvered with confidence in close quarters even in windy conditions.


Powered by two 2,880 kW MTU diesel engines, M/Y White exceeded 23 knots during sea trials. At a cruising speed of 11 knots, the yacht has a transatlantic range of 3,100 nautical miles.


A sister ship of White – YN 18750 Project Aster – is currently under construction at the shipyard in Oss and is available for delivery on June 30, 2019.

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