Amare II, formerly known as Project Electra, is the second in Heesen’s hybrid series and features exterior lines by Omega Architects.
At 50 metres below 500GT, Amare II offers silent cruising coupled with frugal fuel consumption thanks to her lightweight aluminium Fast Displacement Hull Form.
Devised by Van Oossanen and engineered by Heesen’s in-house team, the hull of Amare II was welded to the highest tolerances at Heesen’s facility in Oss, in the southern Netherlands.
The Dutch shipyard’s in-house luxury cabinet maker company Heesen Interiors crafted the fine furniture penned by Italian designer Cristiano Gatto.
During sea trials, Amare II exceeded the contractual speed by 0.9 knots, reaching a top speed of 17.2 knots in diesel mode and 10.2 knots in silent mode, with noise and vibrations in line with the specifications.
Delivering a superyacht during the COVID-19 pandemic was a challenge for Heesen. The swift delivery was due to the reorganisation of the in-house work schedule, which was adapted to meet governmental regulations and ensure the safety of all staff and suppliers involved in the operations.
Tests at sea were performed with minimum crew in order to guarantee the necessary physical distancing, and extra safety measures were put in place.
Captain Brenden Scott, an experienced Heesen captain, arrived in the Netherlands just prior to the lockdown and in time to supervise the completion and finetuning of the yacht. He succeeded in putting together a full crew to run Amare II for the coming summer season.
The owners appointed Sabrina Monte-Carlo to style their new yacht. Highly contemporary pieces in soft pastel colours characterise the style of the interior decor. Brands such as B&B Italia, Paola Lenti, Giorgetti, Porta Romana – all of which are based in Italy – worked ardently following the two-month Italian lockdown to deliver the loose furniture carefully selected by the Monegasque decorator.
Amare II is privately owned and will cruise in the Mediterranean for the summer season.