M/Y YALLA built by HEESEN Yachts is a master piece of design and
execution. This steel hull (first of a full displacement series by Heesen) with its aluminum
superstructure is built to go anywhere; her 18,200 USG [68,000 liters] of fuel, dual watermakers with stowage of
4,300 gals. [16,000 Liters] confirms her long legs for any crossing.
For several years FRYCO has both designed for Heesen and represented Owner’s building at
Master yacht builder Frans Heesen bought the Oss, Netherlands facility in 1978 (where many Striker
Sportfisherman were built) to manufacture fiberglass components. He continued the aluminum boat building which grew
to overtake the fiberglass operations. Heesen has built well over a 100 yachts, up to 60m in length; many were
marketed in America under the DiaShip brand.
Design and Naval Architecture by Heesen’s Naval Architect Bram Jongepier to DNV A1-LC-Yacht-RO
standards and MCA compliance less than 500GT, www.heesenyachts.nl
Styling by Frank Laupman of Omega, www.omega-architects.com
Interior Design by Artline Designers; Marilyn Bos-de Vaal and Frank Pierterse creators of the
imaginative interiors, www.artline-design.com
Owner’s Representative for Contracting and Construction management Ed Fry; FRYCO also
contributed to system and engineering details.
LOA: 154’2” (47m)
Beam: 29’6” (9m)
Draft: 8’ (2.4m)
Displacement: 555,500 lbs.
Fuel: 18,200 gals. [68,000 Liters]
Water: 4,300 gals. [16,000 Liters]
Power: 2x MTU 16V 4000 M90 diesels
Gen/sets 2x50kw and 1x30kw all KiloPak
Top Speed: 16 knots
Cruise Speed: 14.5 knots
M/Y YALLA has proven her seaworthiness in a broad spectrum of conditions including a full hurricane on the
delivery trip. The photos below illustrate the luxury Owner and guest accommodation.
One of 4 dining areas allows flexibility to take advantage of weather and/or the privacy that may be desired. The
above is designed to convert into a play area for the children.
The main deck saloon is spacious and well lighted; the ArtLine touch invites one to enjoy the comfort within the
simple elegancy of the design.
The Sky Lounge is fitted with large windows and generous overhead to bring the ocean view to life. A 72” projector
screen and TV projector retracts into the forward ceiling to maximize the sports games a favorite past time of many
More of the ArtLine magic is revealed in the open stairs from
Saloon to Sky Lounge
The guest heads offer spacious showers and facilities in
keeping with the rest of the design.
One of the smallest Guest rooms has ceiling drop-down nanny bunks allowing use without interfereing with the clean
look of the room or preventing wall décor.
In addition to the above illustration the Owner’s Suite has a private office, walk-in closet and breakfast
The well lighted Owner’s bathroom has a separate tub and shower, marble
counters and double sinks.
Navigation from this well designed and equipped bridge is a pleasure not
experienced by many.
All the operating controls, navigation systems and warning panels are within easy reach of the pilot.
A great place to relax in privacy sun bathing or having a formal dinner. The deck can easily accommodate 30 persons
or more for harbor tours.
The sports deck is open for swimming, tender docking, jet skies and other activities. A day head, wet bar and sauna
are all located in the sports deck area.
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