BY APB Staff on 26 Nov 2015

Classy and classical, elegant and brutal – what makes Ann G different from others built by Heesen is the thoughtful attention of the owner and designers to the smallest details.

SHE BEGAN LIFE AS project YN 17350 in the Heesen Yachts shipyards outside the Dutch city of Oss. In July 2015 she was under intensive testing in the North Sea in smooth sea conditions with a fresh breeze predominantly blowing from southeast. Out there, in the mild weather that northern Europe produces for a few days each summer, her full-displacement steel hull exceeded the contractual speed by 0.6 knots, reaching a top speed of 15.6 knots. This delighted the Heesen in-house team of naval architects and engineers.

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(Photos: Jeff Brown)

Ten days after the sea trials, she was handed over to her owners and for the first time officially, carried the name Ann G on her stern. After a shakedown cruise with her Owners, the 499-gross-tonne yacht was displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show (Sept 23-26) and the world got to see her full majesty.

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