«Irisha by Heesen Yachts - 51 m fighter» on water

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Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts has delivered the new 51m Irisha, formerly known under the working title Project 18151. The all-aluminium semi-displacement yacht boasts an aggressive exterior styling and an impressive range.


For the first time the yard worked with the London studio Harrison Eidsgaard on the exterior and interior design of the yacht. The design of the naval architecture is the responsibility of the shipyard.

The key design feature is the use of curved glass for the superstructure which makes the boat look like a fighter jet.

The nearly 500 gross tons of interior space includes 5 cabins that can accommodate up to 10 guests and staff quarters for 10 crew members.

The yacht is powered by twin MTU 16V4000 M93L 4,613 hp engines that propel her to an impressive 25 knots. At 11 knots, the boat can travel 2,425 nautical miles on a single tank. The capacious fuel tanks can be filled to 55,500 litres.

Work is now underway at Heesen Yachts' construction docks on the future flagship, the 80-metre Project Cosmos, which is due to be launched in 2022.

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