Heesen Yachts began building its second yacht in the 50-metre steel class on spec. The company has now found a client. Project Triton features a steel displacement hull and a range of 3800 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots.

Thom Conboy of Heesen USA and the sales team in Oss worked closely with Denison Yachts to close the deal. This is the third contract signed by Heesen in 2020.

‘We are thrilled to be able to sign this contract despite the challenges created by Covid-19 travel restrictions,’ says Mark Cavendish, Chief Commercial Officer at Heesen. ‘Both teams worked ardently using innovative marketing and communications tools to bridge the gap generated by the pandemic.’

Two MTU 8V4000 M63 diesel engines provide a top speed of 15 knots. Its distinctive, flowing exterior lines inspired by classic automotive design are by British designer Clifford Denn, while fellow British studio Reymond Langton is responsible for the interior design.

Ten guests are accommodated in five cabins, with the owner’s stateroom on the main deck forward, and four large guest suites on the lower deck. Outdoor spaces are generous and efficiently organised for maximum enjoyment and comfort. With tender and toys conveniently stored on the foredeck, the lazarette is available as a beach club and wellness area.

The delivery of 499-GT Project Triton is scheduled for March 2021. Currently, Heesen has 12 yachts under construction and deliveries that span through to 2023.