Work on 50-metre Cinderella Noel IV completed

Dutch Heesen shipyard has delivered the new hybrid YN 20150 Cinderella Noel IV after intensive tests in the North Sea
Apr 23 2024 • by Olga Selezneva 3 minutes to read
Heesen Project Oslo 24

Construction of the 50-metre hybrid yacht started back in October 2021 under the name of Project Oslo24 (YN 20150)

The ceremony where the yacht was christened Cinderella Noel IV took place at Heesen yard on 23 December 2023. The displacement vessel with a steel hull is based on the 50-metre engineering platform – one of many offered by Heesen – as a smart custom yacht. This implies a really high level of customization of yachts built on the basis of one hull, including not only the interior and equipment, but the exterior, too. The exterior design of Project Oslo 24 was developed by Clifford Denn, and Cinderella Noel IV has an interesting feature. As the owner intends to cruise fjords, rivers and canals, the radar mast is foldable to navigate bridge passages safely.   

Heesen Project Oslo 24
Heesen Project Oslo 24

As an experienced yachtsman, the owner was really intensely involved in the construction process. He came up with a lot of practical and technical ideas, as he intends to spend a considerable part of his life on board Cinderella Noel IV. That is why the yard considers this project really special.

During the three days of sea trials in the North Sea that the owner spent on board together with his family, Cinderella Noel IV exceeded all their expectations despite the difficult weather conditions. According to Bob van Zundert, the shipyard’s captain, “The weather worsened during the course of the tests and we ended up with wave heights increasing to 2.6 metres and wind speeds up to around 30 knots. We enjoyed letting them see what their new yacht is capable of”.

Cinderella Noel IV
Cinderella Noel IV

To minimize the impact on the environment, the owner opted for a hybrid propulsion, which guarantees that Cinderella Noel IV will be more eco-friendly, quitter and more efficient than similar conventional boats. The hybrid system may use diesel engines (MTU 8V4000 M63 IMO Tier III), as well as water-cooled 135 kW Danfoss electric motors on each of the two propeller shafts. In automotive industry such systems are aimed at energy efficiency and emissions reduction, but at sea hybrid propulsion has even broader goals. Silent work and minimal vibration increase the level of comfort on board considerably, which is particularly important for long passages. 

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