Heesen Yachts in Oss, the Netherlands, plans to deliver six superyachts this year. These include 50-metre Projects Triton and Aquamarine and 60-metre Project Falcon. The company currently has fourteen yachts in its order book with deliveries up to 2024.
The fourteen yachts under construction include both semi-custom and full-custom yachts, from 50 to 80 metres in length. The yachts to be delivered this year have a total length of 315 metres and a combined volume of 3816 gross tonnes.
The imminent launch of YN 18950 Project Aquamarine, the first in the new 5000 Aluminium Class, will mark the start of the year. Aquamarine is a 50-metre fast-cruising aluminium semi-displacement yacht with a shallow draft of 2.15 metres. Equipped with MTU’s new green oceanic engines (2 x MTU 16V 4000 M65L) with reduced NOx emissions, Aquamarine is the first fast-cruising yacht below 500 GT (499 GT) to be IMO Tier III compliant. The yacht has a maximum speed of 23 knots. It will be ready for delivery in February.
Project Aquamarine (by Heesen).
Triton, Altea and Falcon
In March 2021, the yacht builder will deliver 50-metre 499-GT Project Triton. It is the second in the 50-metre steel class. It is a blue-water motor yacht, featuring a displacement steel hull designed by Heesen’s in-house team of naval architects and engineers. Two MTU 8V4000 M63 diesel engines provide a top speed of 15 knots.
499-GT Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) Project Altea has a maximum speed of 19.5 knots and features a shallow draft of just 2.15 metres. The aluminium yacht is to be delivered on 28 May. According to Heesen, it is one of the fastest and most economical motor yachts in its class.
Project Altea (by Heesen).
FDHF Project Falcon is Heesen’s largest ever steel displacement yacht. Hull and superstructure were joined together in October 2019. Delivery is planned for 22 December 2021.
Skyfall, Sparta and Cosmos
Other plans for 2021 include the joining of hull and superstructure of the 60-metre Project SkyFall and 67-metre Project Sparta in August and October respectively. 22,000 horsepower will feed four water jets for a speed of 37 knots. 900-GT Skyfall is to be delivered on 28 April 2023.
Sparta with its Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) is Heesen’s biggest steel displacement yacht yet. The 1200-GT will be powered by two MTU 12V4000 M65R diesel engines to reach a top speed of 16 knots. Delivery is planned for 2023.
In November, Heesen will launch 80-metre full aluminium 29-knot Project Cosmos, whose exterior lines are by Winch Design, with interiors by Sinot Yacht Architecture and Design. This 1700-GT FDHF yacht will be the world’s largest and fastest full-aluminium motoryacht with conventional propeller propulsion system. Delivery for this yacht is planned for 1 April 2022.
Picture (top): Heesen’s 80-metre Project Cosmos (by Heesen).