Just before the doors opened at the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), Dutch superyacht builder, Heesen Yachts, have confirmed that a new 59m custom vessel has been sold. Discussing the news during a press conference this morning, Heesen referred to the new project, YN 19959 Project SkyFall, as the “most powerful project Heesen has created to date.”
Built using the patented Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF), created in collaboration with Van Oossanen Naval Architects, the new sale is set for delivery in the Spring of 2023. And, with 22,000hp, the new vessel will be able to reach impressive speeds of up to 37 knots.
As per the owner’s request, Omega Architects were selected to design this new custom build, and briefed to incorporate unique additions, such as the fishing cockpit located on the stern for the owner, who is a keen angler.
“The projects have become more complex and we have adapted our organisation's structure as a result,” says Arthur Brouwer, CEO of Heesen Yachts, addressing the room in the Hotel Hermitage, Monaco.
“In the past few years we have seen a significant shift into the 50m plus market" - Arthur Brouwer, CEO - Heesen Yachts
“In the past few years we have seen a significant shift into the 50m plus market,” says Brouwer. “I am delighted to report that we see an increasing interest in full custom yachts.
“We are very proud and very happy with our strong speculative build programme at Heesen," commented Brouwer. "We not only have patented a new technique called the ‘back bone’, we have also introduced the ‘dynamic Hull Vane’.
"We are focused on the environmental impact and we start from the bottom with our hulls,” he continues.“You can only change the environment if you take it very seriously, which Heesen does.”
Twelve yachts are currently under construction at Heesen, with deliveries that span through to 2023. In addition to the semi-custom yachts built on a proven engineering platform, Heesen is registering an increasing interest in full-custom yachts. The order book includes 60m Project Falcon, due for delivery in 2021 and the mighty 80m full aluminium 29-knot Project Cosmos, scheduled for delivery in 2022.
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