The recently launched 42m motor yacht "Alive" by Dutch luxury yacht builder Heesen completes her sea trials and reaches 0.5 knots more as contracted.

Alive, equipped with underwater foil system Hull VaneⓇ reached a top speed of 16.4 knots.

The contractual fuel consumption prediction proved to be correct: 4000nm at 12 knots. Over 750 miles come free of charge thanks to her remarkably frugal fuel consumption, that is 30 per cent less than on a conventional displacement yacht.

This is an important achievement and statement for this Dutch shipyard, as M/Y Alive is the first luxury vessel equipped with Hull Vane®.

Heesen Yachts Alive
Heesen Yachts ALIVE YN 17042
Heesen Yachts Alive

Hull VaneⓇ technology on Alive

The Hull Vane® is an under water foil that harnesses waves to produce power; this in combination with the Fast Displacement Hull Form and conventional diesel engines produces remarkable results. Proven during independent research conducted by Van Oossanen Naval Architects at two of the world’s most respected hydrodynamic laboratories — Wolfson Unit and Marin (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands — it is today confirmed at sea.

Alive was delivered to her Owners on November 4, 2014.

Main Specifications

Length over all:42.40 m
Beam:9.00 m
Draft:2.60 m
Exterior Design:Omega Architects
Naval ArchitectureHeesen Yachts / Van Oossanen Naval Architects
Interior Design:Omega Architects
Engines:2 x MTU 12V 2000 M72 of 1080 kW @ 2.250 rpm
Top Speed:15.9 knots
Cruising Speed:12 knots
Range @ 12 knots:4.000 nm
Fuel Capacity:50.000 l
Guests:12
Crew10
Classification:ABS A1 Yachting Service AMS Large commercial yacht code LY2
MaterialsSteel (hull) / Aluminum (superstructure)

Hull VaneⓇ