Omega Architects has designed a new superyacht concept for Heesen – a 60m/197ft luxury yacht able to accommodate up to 16 guests that has a similar aesthetic to 50m/164ft HOME, which was delivered in the final quarter of 2017.
Concept images show dark continuous bands of glass inset from the contrasting white hull and superstructure. From the interior, these floor-to-ceiling windows provide brilliantly lit interiors and uninterrupted views while ensuring guest privacy. The saloon bulwarks lower to create side terraces for guests to better connect with the outside world.
“Our main goal was to deliver a smartly designed yacht, which is extremely versatile and has a flexible usability,” Omega Architects commented.
“We focused on consistency for the exterior and interior as well as the technical platforms of our previous projects with Heesen. This 60-metre has a strong, aggressive styled exterior, with sharp edges such as the multi-faceted bird wing shape and lowered bulwarks on main deck and wheelhouse deck to enable high, open views to the water level.”
The upper deck aft contains an alfresco dining area and an outdoor lounge is located on the foredeck, receiving all-day sunshine and ensuring guest privacy by the opaque gunwales. On the sundeck, there is a choice of sunning spots with oversized armchairs to the aft, an alfresco dining table and bar in the centre and a circular spa pool and sun pads on the sundeck forward.
“Ultimate privacy was an explicit owner’s request which we guaranteed by staircases providing closing hatches: thus the owner can create a truly secluded area to retreat from everything else, available on the sun deck and on the private aft owners’ deck.”
Designed with a specific client in mind, several of the onboard facilities were customised to meet requirements: Two tenders (6.5m/21ft and 8.3m/27ft respectively) and a large swim platform are designed with fishing and diving activities in mind. The accommodation sleeps 12 guests over 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins.
A pair of MTU engines provide a top speed of 15.5 knots at half-load and while cruising has a range of 4,500 nautical miles.