Heesen 65m FDHF unveiled

Heesen Yachts has unveiled the revolutionary 65-meter, all-aluminum design based on the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF), whose tank testing has been completed at the Wolfson Unit in Southampton (UK). Developed by Dutch naval architects Van Oossanen & Associates, the Heesen 6500 FDHF is a truly innovative concept that increases the overall performance of the superyacht. Tank tests have shown that in comparison with traditional hard chine and round bilge hulls, FDHF improves the efficiency of the vessel by around 30%. The slenderness and special form of the hull result in a very low wave profile over the entire speed range, while also improving its sea-keeping and maneuverability. As a consequence, it has a very positive impact on the cost of running the yacht, while also lowering its environmental impact in terms of engine emissions. Heesen Yachts presented this innovative 65-meter design to the yachting community on September 22nd 2010 at the Monaco Yacht Show. For more information on our range of services see our services page.