Sichterman presents the Libertas (15M)
With the release of the Libertas (15M), Sichterman adds another quality vessel to its fleet. Equal to other Sichterman yachts, the Libertas combines groundbreaking technological innovations with timeless design, to offer 5-star luxury and pleasure, whilst being extremely efficient. The first Libertas has already been sold, and will be delivered to its owner in April 2020.
The word that best describes the Libertas is versatile. The neat ship is equipped with everything needed for a delightful day out on the water, to explore long stretches of coast at high speed. It is also a perfect and trustworthy limousine tender that takes its owners to the harbor when they have anchored their super yacht off the coast and have the desire to set foot on land.
In 2018, Van Oossanen Naval Architects started to develop a new series of fast planing yachts within the Sichterman fleet. Two versions of the planing yacht series were developed. A limousine version, allowing guests to sit on board and a day boat, with a saloon inside the hull.
The Libertas has a divergent hull shape from other Sichterman vessels that have been released thus far. This hull is specifically designed for high-speed boats, whilst other Sichterman yachts emphasized on cruise comfort. The Libertas is the first Sichterman that uses this hull shape, but it can and will be implemented on larger Sichterman yachts in the future.
During construction, special consideration was given to the integration of the Volvo Penta IPS system in order to optimize speed, allow for ease of handling and maximum maneuverability. With the optimized hull lines by Van Oossanen, the Libertas is able to achieve speeds up to 40 knots with 2 times IPS 950 installed, making it one of the most fuel-efficient boats to sail the international waters.
Another way the Sichterman Libertas sets itself apart from others, is by its range. With an average speed, this 15 meter long ship can take its passengers as far as 500 nautical miles. Which means that it can sail from Monaco to Ibiza, or from Capri to Sardinia and back, on one full tank. Safety and comfort are ensured by Seakeeper technology, which eliminates boat roll, and gangways that provide a safe way to the front deck. Sichterman partner Cor D. Rover has taken care of the aesthetics of the Libertas, and delivered another easily recognizable masterpiece. His timeless design and exquisite lines give the Libertas an exclusive appearance, that will be beautiful today and tomorrow.
Everything on board of the Libertas is designed to enhance pleasure and comfort, to give its owners an ultimate sense of freedom. Whether it is the joystick steering option that makes the yacht easy and fun to navigate, the on-board air compressor to inflate toys and equipment, or the private space to freshen up below deck before going on land. Every detail is designed with a purpose, making the Libertas able to accommodate everything one could wish for. Being able to do so, this allround functional companion gives its owners the ultimate freedom of choice.
Design: Cor D. Rover
Engineering: Van Oossanen Naval Architects
Builder: Workumer Yachtservice
LOA: 17.73 M
Beam: 4.76 M
Displacement: 20 Ton
Hull Shape: Planing hull form
Engines: 2x Volvo D11 IPS 2 units diesel
Max. speed: 40 knots
Cruising speed: 30 knots
Range: 500 nautical miles at cruising speed
Watertank: 400 L
Toy storage: Yes