At 67 metres and with an internal volume of approximately 1200 gross tonnes, Project Sparta will be the largest steel-hulled displacement motor yacht built by Heesen to date. Last week, the hull was moved from the Talsma steel fabrication yard to Heesen’s yard in Oss to receive its engines and superstructure.
During a three-day operation that saw Sparta’s hull lowered into the water for the first time at the Talsma steel fabrication yard, powerful cranes were pre-positioned just along the canal from the Oss shipyard. The hull was towed to Oss for preparation, and next day relocated under the cranes to receive the two MTU 12V4000 M65R diesel engines and gearboxes. Only then could the two-part aluminium superstructure and the mast assembly be placed on the hull.
The completed structure is now secure in Heesen’s no. 5 shed, where outfitting and interior fit-out are set to begin. The yacht will be ready for delivery in 2023.
With the joining of the hull and superstructure, the exterior form of Project Sparta can now be seen for the first time, characterised by a powerful bow, bold curves, dramatic window shapes and an inviting stern area, with its stepped aft deck and 6.5-metre infinity pool. By incorporating a raised pilothouse, Winch Design has conceived a new style of sporty profile.
The full-beam saloon on the main deck is said to be a unique feature on a vessel of this size, giving Project Sparta the feel of a pocket mega-yacht. Four double guest cabins (the forward one transforming into a full-beam suite thanks to a sliding partition) are located on the main deck. The lower deck is allocated to a walk-in wellness area, plus crew quarters and the galley. The owner has reserved the upper deck for private use, with suites facing forward and aft.