Heesen Yachts project Nina

heesen-project-ninaConceived for the U.S. market, Heesen’s Project Nina has been first presented at the last Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
While the naval architecture is in-house, the Milan-based studio HotLab Yacht & Design took care of Nina’s design and styling. The Italian studio drew a rather classic, raised-pilothouse yacht with a straight hull, while the pilothouse deck lines give it an unusual profile.
Nina provides owners and guests with various social areas, which include a lounge in the bow and an alfresco-dining area close to the bar on the upper helm station. The aft can become a party platform while the tender is not stored onboard.
The main saloon is meant to be open and expansive, with full-height windows on three sides. The owners will be allowed to customize the interior with the materials they prefer, while suggestions by the firm will also be available to be considered. Accommodation is provided across a full-beam master suite, located on the main deck, and four guest suites on the deck below.
The vessel is suitable for cruising shallow waters like the Bahamas, while keeping a high-volume interior thanks to her beam and tri-deck configuration. Some sections of the layout have been left open to customization according to the owner’s wishes: for instance, the rear area can be either a beach club with access to the ocean, or a large storage area for water toys.
Nina will be powered by two MTU 2000 M96L diesels which will allow for a top speed of 23 knots. A Humphree Active Trim system to complements onboard stabilizers to minimize roll, both while running and at anchor, would be also installed.

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