By Heather Collier

International Yacht Register is pleased to announce the sale of the Heesen classic AMMOUN OF LONDON. IYR's Heidi Briscoe represented the owner, and would like to thank Royal Yachts for introducing the buyer.

It is rare that a custom built Dutch yacht of this calibre enters the yacht sales market. Ammoun is unique and distinctive for many reasons, and has received the attention and care of her sole owner since her launch in 2000. She remains one of the only two 30m semi-displacement yachts built by Frans Heesen himself. 

Ammoun was immediately set above her sistership, and is of only two identical semi displacement hulls of 30m from the world renowned shipyard. 

This 30m semi displacement, 151 GT hull also boasts a magnificent full beam master cabin on the main deck. She can reach a maximum range of up to 2,000 nm, and her new owner will also appreciate her powerful engines, which can reach up to 19 knots, with fin stabilisers providing stability and comfort throughout. 

Fully aluminium, with Dutch build quality, Ammoun presents the market with a pedigree yacht at a fraction of the cost of a new build of her dimensions. Although a refit may be recognised by some as beneficial, her new owner can appreciate her as a sound investment, and admire the rarity of such value after renovation.

In terms of accommodation, she can host up to 10 guests and 4 crew members. Guests can indulge in open air, al fresco dining with a stylish seating area on the aft main deck. An opulent staircase leads up to the flybridge, revealing a bar, sun lounging space, a relaxed seating area and jacuzzi.

Her Novarania tender is located on this deck level, with further space to accommodate a jet ski if desired. Guests can also enjoy a forward facing pilot seat on the starboard side.

Ammoun's interior was penned by the exquisite Jane Lamond, who's eye for open flowing spaces and use of natural tones have stood the test of time, maintaining a strong sense of well-being, comfort and tranquillity for all those onboard.

The galley, laundry room and crew accommodation remain separate from the main guest areas, located forward on the lower deck. Access can be found via the port side where the stairs to the bridge can also be found.

A raised pilot house has access to the flybridge where a second pilot station is located, providing increased visibility when manoeuvring the yacht. Crew will be pleased to know she has a spacious and well-designed engine room, highly efficient and fit for purpose, even after two decades on the water.


By Heather Collier