Quite Essential (ex Quinta Essentia) was the largest and one of the most powerful Heesen yachts when she was delivered in 2011. Powered by a pair of 4,300kW, MTU 20V 4000 M93L diesel engines, Quite Essential will reach a notable top speed of 24 knots. In consultation with Van Oossanen Associates, Heesen’s in-house naval architects have created a sophisticated and highly efficient hard-chine hull, while Frank Laupman from Omega Architects drew the sleek and elegant exterior lines.
With her pelican beak bow and reverse sheer, ‘Quite Essential’ clearly shows her Heesen pedigree. The owners, in collaboration with Dobroserdov Design, personally worked on the colour scheme, which features a combination of a custom metallic dark red Awlgrip paint that is combined with oyster white. The inspiration for the dark red tone is taken from Montemaggio Merlot and reflects another of the owner’s passions – fine Tuscan wines. The same colour scheme is repeated on the limousine tender, designed by Vripak and custom built in New Zealand by Vaudrey Miller.