World-leading Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts will showcase newly launched 55m Vida at the Monaco Yacht Show (25-28 September 2019). Third in the yard’s successful 55m FDHF steel class, Vida features muscular exterior lines penned by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and sophisticated interior décor with a soft natural palette by Be Design Associates.
Designed with purpose, Vida’s owner, a champion sport fisher and experienced American yachtsman, worked closely with Heesen’s technical team to harness a number of special features to enthrone her as mothership to his sport fishing fleet. With the capacity to re-fuel and re-charge two sport fishing boats, her majestic presence means the party can remain for several days out at sea without the need to return to base.
Vida’s progressive Fast Displacement Hull, devised by Van Oossanen Naval Architects and implemented by Heesen, offers a maximum speed of 16 knots and frugal fuel consumption, providing her with a remarkable range of 4,500 nautical miles at 13 knots. Combining superb comfort with optimised efficiency throughout the speed spectrum and changeable weather conditions, Heesen’s 55m FDHF steel class has undoubtedly set a new standard in superyacht performance.
Vida’s exterior profile is clean, sleek and characterised by floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light to flood her interiors. Expansive outdoor areas offer plenty of entertainment space, including a 100 square metre sundeck for lounging that is invitingly enhanced by a swimming pool featuring a mesmerising waterfall. At night, this space becomes the ultimate party area, complete with a starred ceiling, a large and fully equipped bar and a colourful ambience created by the pool’s LED lights.
Twelve guests can be accommodated in five spacious suites located on the lower deck and a magnificent 80-square-meter owner’s stateroom set forward on the main deck. Impressive backlit ivory onyx arches at the entrance to the main saloon serve as a wine cellar on display, with 21 bottles per side, creating a glorious – and promising – welcome for Vida’s guests. The warm and comfortable ambience, designed with hospitality in mind, makes Vida a true home away from home.
More backlit ivory onyx is found in abundance in the statement staircase, which features floating steps that use alternating strips of fumé mirror and lacquered wood to form an incredibly intricate geometric design. Functional as well as beautiful, her interior decor is created using materials and finishes that offer environmental performance and long-term durability in the marine environment.
Guests can also enjoy life close to the water in the generous 80-square-metre beach club, which has a fully equipped gymnasium as well as a large fixed swim platform making access to the ocean extremely easy and alluring.