Heesen announced the delivery of Amare II to her owners on June 19, 2020, after extensive sea trials were completed in early May. Amare II is the second in Heesen’s hybrid series, with exteriors by Omega Architects. At 50 metres and below 500 gross tonnage, Amare II offers silent cruising and low fuel consumption thanks to her lightweight aluminium Fast Displacement hull, designed by Van Oossanen and engineered by Heesen’s in-house team. The Dutch shipyard’s in-house luxury cabinet maker company, Heesen Interiors, built the furniture designed by Cristiano Gatto.
During the sea trials, Amare II reached a top speed of 17.2 knots in diesel mode and 10.2 knots in silent mode, with noise and vibrations in line with owner specifications.
Tests at sea were performed with minimum crew in order to guarantee the necessary physical distancing and extra safety measures were put in place.
The owners appointed Sabrina Monte-Carlo to style their new yacht, with contemporary pieces in soft pastel colours characterising the style of the interior décor. Italian brands such as B&B Italia, Paola Lenti, Giorgetti and Porta Romana 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.