The Triton

Where in the World

Heesen launches 50m steel class Project Maia, christened M/Y Omaha

ADVERTISEMENT

YM 18350 Project Maia underwent a technical launch and was christened Omaha on April 20 at the Heesen shipyard in Oss, The Netherlands. The project was sold in December by Ocean Independence broker Chris Collins, in collaboration with Thom Conboy of Heesen USA.

The 164-foot (50m) steel model is a new design pitched just below the 500GT threshold. This replaces the award-winning 47m steel class series, of which 13 sister ships have been built and launched since 2001.

Heesen’s in-house team designed Omaha with a traditional full-displacement steel hull and two MTU 8V4000 M63 engines. She is expected to reach a top speed of 15 knots, with a cruising range of 3,800 nautical miles at 12 knots. These figures will be confirmed during sea trials that will take place on the North Sea in the next few weeks.

Omaha will be delivered to her owners at the end of June. A sister ship is being built under the project name Triton (YN 18850) and will be available for delivery in 2020.

Related Posts...
Yachts sold M/Y Axantha II, a 141-foot (43m) JFA explorer Read more...
Sarasota, Florida-based Ocean 1 has announced an addition to its Read more...
Yachts sold M/Y Miss Moneypenny, newly named The Rock, a Read more...
Longtime Florida yacht broker Paula "Polly" Janssen Fulton died after Read more...
Baglietto has announced the sale of its second 48M T-Line Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Editor’s Picks

Yacht owner Paul Allen leaves legacy, big shoes to fill

Yacht owner Paul Allen leaves legacy, big shoes to fill

UPDATE By Dorie Cox When Microsoft co-founder and yacht owner Paul Allen died on Oct. 15, he left a legacy for the yacht industry, …

17 captains, crew honored with Acrew’s Crew Awards

17 captains, crew honored with Acrew’s Crew Awards

Seventeen yacht crew members were honored during Acrew’s inaugural Crew Awards in mid-October. The winners are: Engineer & ETO: …

National Marine Suppliers poker run 2018 rides for charity

National Marine Suppliers poker run 2018 rides for charity

More than 100 motorcyclists and car enthusiasts rode through the Florida Everglades for National Marine Suppliers' 11th annual Poker Run on …

Secure at Sea: Yachts tempt thieves, especially in South Florida

Secure at Sea: Yachts tempt thieves, especially in South Florida

Secure@Sea: by Corey Ranslem “I can’t believe that happened!” That’s usually the response you get when you hear about the …