Watch: Project Electra on Sea Trials
Heesen Yachts has recently released footage of its 50m hybrid Project Electra on sea trials in the North Sea.
Shortly after the yacht was launched in February, the announcement of Electra’s sale just one month later solidified the success of the FDHF 5000 aluminium class. The second hull in her range, Electra’s sister ship Home has become something of a flagship in Heesen’s impressive fleet, after being awarded the RINA green award by HSH Prince Albert of Monaco.
The proven efficient hybrid propulsion system coupled with Van Oossanen’s expert engineered FDHF hull propels Electra and others of her class into a new dimension of high-performance superyachts.
Last year, in an exclusive interview with Superyachts.com on the importance of going green, Heesen Yachts told us, “It goes a lot deeper than simply reducing a carbon footprint. Working on the hull optimisation is the first step, as it makes yachts more fuel efficient, energy efficient and cost efficient.”
The hybrid propulsion system of both diesel mechanical and diesel electrical powering the 5000 aluminium class serves to contribute to increased efficiency, as well as significantly reduced noise and vibration during cruising. "Project Electra is the ideal yacht for cruising anywhere in style, comfort and virtual silence!" Heesen Yachts, upon the sale of Project Electra.
Electra's unique appeal is augmented by her distinct vertical bow, characteristic of the excellent team working with Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. Yet her Dutch efficiency is coupled with Italian style on her interior, where Cristiano Gatto has created a sense of ultimate tranquility with soft, light materials and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Also making headlines this week for the launch of Project Castor, Heesen Yachts' excellent fleet has assured a strong start to the summer season for the Dutch shipyard, in spite of the current challenges. We look forward to hearing more on Electra's progress as this exceptional superyacht nears delivery.
"Working on the hull optimisation is the first step, as it makes yachts more fuel efficient, energy efficient and cost efficient."