Heesen has announced the sale of a new 67m superyacht named Project Sparta, to be built at the Dutch shipyard with exterior and interiors from British studio, Winch Design. This new sale brings the shipyard's orderbook up to an impressive figure of 13 superyachts, reaffirming its strong position in the industry.
According to The Superyacht Agency, Heesen currently holds a strong fourth position in the entire superyacht industry for the number of yachts under construction, behind Sanlorenzo, Benetti & Custom Line. The shipyard is also fourth in cumulative LOA in build, which currenrtly stands at 731m, with an average of 56.1m of the 13 projects.
According to Heesen, it was the yacht's "dynamic architecture which captured the attention of the client," and has been designed to create a haven for family life on board. Project Sparta boasts a sheer line that connects a strong bow to the transom, a stepped aft deck area as well as a five metre infinity pool. Winch Design incorporated a raised pilothouse to give the vessel a sporty profile.
The indoor dining area connects to the aft deck terrace, which is protected on both sides to optimise comfort both at anchor and when cruising. The interior features a full beam salon on the main deck, which at 1200 GT, is unique for a boat of this size.
Four guests suites are located forward on the main deck and, thanks to a sliding partition, the two forward cabins transform into a luxurious full beam VIP. The owner has reportedly reserved the entire bridge deck for himself – two suites are located one forward with its private outdoor lounge area located fore and the other facing aft with access to the private terrace with outdoor dining and lounging.
To optimise the flow of crew servicing guests, a shell door has been fitted on the port side, and tenders and toys are stored in the forward garage with gull wing doors.
At this year's edition of The Superyacht Forum, we will be looking closely at ownership cyles, lifecycle modelling and how the industry currently supports the client and the fleet, and how it plans to do so in the coming years.
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