Heesen’s Newest Megayacht Hits the Water

The Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts has launched the third hull in its 163-foot (50-meter) semi-displacement series. The yacht, which was christened Ventura by its owner, features an aluminum hull and a pair of MTU 16V engines that generate up to 7,295 hp and propel the ship to a top speed of 23 knots. When cruising at 11 knots, Ventura can achieve an impressive range of 3,200 nautical miles. The yacht’s minimalist interiors are courtesy of the Italian designer Francesco Paszkowski, who swathed Ventura’s main sal…

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