Captain Hock's latest love
发帖 2015年12月07日 由 Yvonne Wirth, 图片拍摄者 Robert Hack, Heesen Yachts
The new Heesen yacht Amore mio is powered by mtu engines.
Charter yacht versus private yacht
There is a distinction to be made between a charter yacht and a private yacht. The Amore Mio built by Heesen is a private yacht and so available only to the owner and his guests. “So I plan charters for my yacht owner wherever and whenever he wishes,” Hock explains. “If he wants to go to Turkey, we need to put together a suitable itinerary of ports, anchorages or interesting sites depending on the wishes of the particular guests.” Charter yachts can be quite different, staying in the same regional base and potentially repeating the same cruise over and over again.
Three into one
By the way, Tripp is not Captain Hock's real name. Tripp is short for triple - a reference to the fact that Hock shares the same name with his father and grandfather. And what is it that is so special for Tripp Hock about his job? “It is simply a privilege to be able to work on a ship worth millions like this and to be part of the luxury yacht world. Every morning when I wake up to bright sunshine from my floating bed, I appreciate that it is something very special.”
Heesen and mtu – a long history
The Dutch shipbuilders Heesen became well known in the 1980s for yachts like the 38m Octopussy from the James Bond film of the same name. Today, the Oss-based yachtmaker is the leading builder of aluminium-hulled motor yachts and regularly wins international awards for projects such as the Kometa and Galactica Star. For its superyachts between 45 and 70m, Heesen exclusively uses mtu engines.