Heesen Yachts announced last week the sale of its largest vessel to date, the 80.07m Project Cosmos. This is the second sale in 2018 for the yard and is a continuation of its success seen in 2017.
According to reports, Project Cosmos, a Winch Design, will be 1,700GT and achieve a top speed of 29 knots. The yacht will also be the world’s largest and fastest full-aluminium motor yacht. Features also will include a crystal elevator from the lower to sun deck, a seven metre pool, a beach club, and a fully-custom limousine tender, housed in a forward tender garage. The yacht will accomodate for twelve guests and nineteen crew.
Winch Design, as showcased in The Superyacht Design Report last year, designed 8.2 per cent of exteriors within the 60m+ motor yacht market from 2012 - 2017, and 22.6 per cent of the same segment’s interiors. Winch Design and Heesen Yachts first collaborated in September 2017, with the 66m Avanti project.
Heesen has delivered a total of 18 yachts since 2017, with a cumulative LOA of 913.4m. The Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report 2018: New Build placed Heesen Yachts at number eight in the global rank of shipyards.
The average LOA of the shipyard’s vessels has gradually increased, from 42.9m in 2013 to 50.7m in 2017. The growing size of Heesen’s projects is a positive indication of the shipyard’s strong place in the 50m+ market. The 60m Project Falcon, 50m Project Maia and 50m Project Boreas have all been sold within the past six months. Heesen Yachts recently delivered 50m VanTom, its 98th superyacht, and report a further four superyachts scheduled for delivery in 2018.
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