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Luxury Superyachts built in the Netherlands

August 06, 2015

Think Yachts, Think Holland’, the branding campaign of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group, representing the Netherlands and the Dutch superyacht industry, has released a great video below, showing such outstanding vessels built in the Netherlands as the 65m mega yacht GALACTICA STAR, to name but a few. Launched by Heesen in 2013, superyacht GALACTICA STAR (Project Omnia, YN 16465) is a breath-taking Fast Displacement (FDHF) vessel, superbly penned by Omega Architects.

There are more details about Heesen here.

Breath-taking 70m Fast Displacement Mega Yacht KOMETA by HEESEN YACHTS

June 11, 2015

Heesen Yachts has released an amazing video below, showing their largest vessel, currently under development – the breath-taking 70m Fast Displacement mega yacht KOMETA (project name). Taking inspiration from the highly successful 65m luxury yacht GALACTICA STAR, motor yacht KOMETA, also known as YN 17470, is a striking lightweight all-aluminium vessel, expected to reach an impressive maximum speed of almost 30 knots.

More charter yachts built by Heesen.

Aboard Some of the Finest HEESEN Superyachts

May 01, 2015

The prestigious Dutch shipyard, Heesen Yachts, has released an amazing compilation video below, showing some of their finest creations and the beauty of the life aboard such luxury vessels as motor yacht Satori, mega yacht Galactica Star, superyacht Monaco Wolf, Galatea, Lady Petra yacht, as well as Crazy Me, to name but a few. Specializing in the construction of vessels from 30m to 80m and above, the unique and exceptional Superyachts by Heesen boast the latest technology, Dutch quality shipbuilding, custom built luxury, maximum comfort, as well as contemporary design, coming from the boards of the world renowned designers.

There are more details here on Heesen.

New 50m Fast Displacement Motor Yacht NOVA unveiled by Heesen Yachts

April 29, 2015

Heesen Yachts is thrilled to present their new 50m Fast Displacement motor yacht NOVA (project name), the first vessel in a new series of Heesen yachts. The keel of the all-aluminium YN 17850 superyacht NOVA was laid in the presence of the ABS surveyor at the Heesen facility in Oss in February 2015 and her construction is due to be completed by Spring 2017.

New 50m Fast Displacement Superyacht NOVA by Heesen Yachts

New 50m Fast Displacement Superyacht NOVA by Heesen Yachts

Following a huge success of the 65m mega yacht Galactica Star, the world’s first vessel with a Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF), the 50m luxury yacht NOVA boasts the same superlative levels of performance, efficiency and maximum comfort in a smaller design package of under 500 GT, with emphasis on fuel efficiency.

Super yacht NOVA is a beautiful and highly comfortable displacement vessel with reduced environmental impact, thanks to relatively small engines and attention to weight control. She consumes less with an amazing transatlantic range of 3,750 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots with only 45m3 of fuel, and is also more spacious.

Keel laying of NOVA Yacht

Keel laying of NOVA Yacht

Project NOVA yacht has been magnificently designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, with interior styling by Sinot Yacht Design. She boasts an eye-catching superstructure, vertical bow and generous fixed aft platform with a magnificent staircase leading to the main deck. There is accommodation for up to 12 guests in 6 elegant cabins. The master suite can be found on the main deck forward and has a bathroom with central bathtub. The additional cabins are all positioned on the lower deck. There is a forward, full-beam VIP suite with a spacious bathroom with bathtub, two twin cabins located amidships, as well as two double cabins aft, both equipped with ensuite shower rooms.

Testing of newly designed NOVA superyacht hull at the Southampton tank test facility in July 2014

Testing of newly designed NOVA superyacht hull at the Southampton tank test facility in July 2014 – Photo by Jeff Brown

The lower deck hosts a gym, dividing the guest accommodation from the engine room, thus ensuring protection against noise and vibration. There is also the fixed swim platform with generous space to relax and a pantry with wet bar.

See more on Heesen

Superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro 2015 to host a strong fleet of luxury yachts

March 31, 2015

The Superyacht Rendezvous will be hosted by the fantastic Montenegro yacht charter destination – Porto Montenegro this July. With both sailing and motor superyachts from 30m upwards, it is expected to be an amazing event in the Boat International event calendar.

Yachts Cruise in Company on Day Two

Yachts Cruise in Company on Day Two

Registration to attend this exciting new event is open and more information can be found on the Superyacht Rendezvous website.

The organizers are delighted to announce a strong fleet of superyachts joining the event so far in Porto Montenegro, including: superyacht Exuma (Philippe Briand, 50m), luxury yacht Alyssa (Tansu 38.7m), charter yacht C-Side (Feadship, 34.4m), Galactica (Heesen, 50m) Elena (Heesen, 47m), Blue Ice (Palmer Johnson, 45.7m), Artemy (Azimut, 35.4m), Seven Seconds (DL Yachts Dreamline, 26m) Komokwa (Horizon, 41m) and the recently returned from the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht regatta, Ingot (Burger Boat Company, 46.6m).

Montenegro's famed Bay of Kotor and a stunning coastline attract superyacht owners from around the world. Image courtesy of Porto Montenegro

Montenegro’s famed Bay of Kotor and a stunning coastline attract superyacht owners from around the world. Image courtesy of Porto Montenegro

The Superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro is also punctuated by a dazzling social programme which commences with an owners’ lunch at a beautiful venue to savour local seafood delicacies and a welcome cocktail and yacht hop to give all attendees a chance to display their yachts in the glamorous surroundings. The next day brings a cruise in company around the Bay of Kotor; an opportunity to see the stunning landscapes that Montenegro provides. The following day presents a chance to sample some of the cultural activities on offer such as an adrenaline junky’s dream canyoning or perhaps a delicious gastronomical experience. The final evening of The Rendezvous will prove unforgettable with a glamorous party at the ultra-chic Lido Mar Beach Club.

“Long overshadowed by Croatia, its captivating neighbor to the west, Montenegro is poised to become a world-class luxury travel destination thanks to its idyllic, 180-mile-plus coastline and rugged interior dotted with river canyons, glacial lakes and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the singularly spectacular Durmitor National Park.  The UNESCO-protected Bay of Kotor, Porto Montenegro, is vying for the title of Europe’s leading marina, with berths up to 180 meters to accommodate superyachts; tax and duty-free fuel at a 45% discount versus countries within the EU; incentives sure to lure uber-wealthy mariners.” Credit: Forbes.com

Bay of Kotor's marina is vying to become Europe's leading marina with 180m berths and significant tax and fuel discounts.Image courtesy of Porto Montenegro

Bay of Kotor’s marina is vying to become Europe’s leading marina with 180m berths and significant tax and fuel discounts.Image courtesy of Porto Montenegro

The Superyacht Rendezvous’s relocation from Monaco promises to be a fresh take on an old classic. The organizers look forward to welcoming the world’s most impressive luxury yachts to start the season in style at what is set to be an event to remember.

Each entry for the Superyacht Rendezvous includes the following:

  • Dockage in the marina at Porto Montenegro from Thursday July 2 – Sunday July 5 2015
  • 8 x VIP tickets to all social events:

o Owners Lunch

o Welcome Cocktail & Yacht Hop

o Cruise in Company Luncheon

o Superyacht Rendezvous Party

  • Concierge service for yacht owners and his/her guests

To secure your place for the Superyacht Rendezvous please register via the website.

Video: Heesen Yachts at the 55th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS)

December 10, 2014

From October 30 to November 3, 2014, the premier Dutch superyacht builder, Heesen Yachts, attended the 55th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). During the event, the 65m Heesen motor yacht Galactica Star (Project Omnia, YN 16465) received her 9th Award. Luxury mega yacht Galactica Star was awarded in the ‘Best in Design 65+’ category at the 2014 ISS Design Awards. Below is a video showing the shipyard during the 2014 FLIBS, released by Heesen Yachts.

ISS Design & Leadership Awards 2014 Winners

October 30, 2014

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Design & Leadership Awards. Representing superlative achievement, the awards were presented at the 24th Anniversary of ISS’s Awards Gala, which took place last night in the beautiful Florida yacht charter location – Fort Lauderdale.

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DESIGN AWARDS

Best Sail 24-40m

InukshukBaltic – 32,64m/107’2” – FrersAdam Lay Studio

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Best Sail 40m+

Mondango3 – 56,4m/185’1” – Alloy YachtsDubois NA – Reymond Langton Design

56m sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 (AY46) by Alloy Yachts - Image credit to Chris Lewis

56m sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 (AY46) by Alloy Yachts - Image credit to Chris Lewis

Best Refit

Dream – 60m/196’11” – Jones Boatyard/Dynamic Yacht Management (Abeking & Rasmussen) – Donald StarkeyBannenberg & Rowell

MY DREAM -  Main

MY DREAM - Main

Best Power 24-40m

Quaranta – 34,1m/111’11” – Curvelle – Mauro Giamboi – Alex Isaac – Incat Crowther

Curvelle QUARANTA superyacht - profile.jpeg

Curvelle QUARANTA superyacht - profile.jpeg

Best Power 40-65m

Como – 46,22m/151’8” – Feadship – Dubois NA – Redman Whiteley Dixon

Luxury super yacht COMO at her launch

Luxury super yacht COMO at her launch

Best Power 65m+

Galactica Star – 65m/213’4” – Heesen Yachts – Frank Laupman/Omega – Bannenberg & Rowell Design – Van Oossanen NA

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

Best Interior

Como – Redman Whiteley Dixon

AWARDS OF DISTINCTION & LEADERSHIP AWARD

2014 Excellence in Innovation

Waterscapes

2014 Business Person of the Year

John Percival, Hoylake Sailing School, John Percival Marine Associates, Posthumously

2014 Distinguished Crew Award

Captain Russell Pugh & Crew of the M/V Arctic P

2014 Leadership Award

Tom & Henk De Vries, Feadship

2014 ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award

International SeaKeepers Society

ISS Design Awards 2014 Finalists

October 06, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014 saw the ISS (International Superyacht Society) unveil its lists of finalists for the 2014 International Design Awards. For 24 years, ISS’s Design Awards—based entirely on peer review—has celebrated the best naval architecture, design, interiors, engineering, as well as builds the large yacht industry presents annually.

Annual Awards Gala, 29 October 2014, Newly at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Annual Awards Gala, 29 October 2014, Newly at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

The selection of finalists in each award grouping results from the privilege to vote that ISS membership affords. A distinguished and impartial group of judges then weighs the qualifications of each yacht with the winning yachts announced at ISS’s annual International Design Awards Gala, this year on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 from 6:30 P.M. newly at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale. The theme celebrates Tahitian Flair!

A dedicated group of volunteers from many of the industry’s finest companies work year-round on the development of the theme, enhancements to the program and to ensuring an elegant evening.

The event is made possible by the steadfast support of ISS Gala and Awards of Distinction Sponsors. This year, this exceptional group of companies includes Tahiti Tourisme and the Robb Report as Platinum sponsors; Viking Crew Management as Gold Sponsor; and, Lürssen, MTN, Oceanco, Westrec and Wright Maritime Group as Silver Sponsors.

Gregoire Le Bacon, Tahiti

Gregoire Le Bacon, Tahiti

Each year, nominees are submitted to ISS by the large yacht industry’s leading builders, designers and stewards. The categories are as follows:

Power: (3) awards for size categories 24m-40m, 40m-65m, 65m+

Sail: (2) awards for size categories 24m-40m, 40m+

Interior Design: (1) award for power or sail

Best Refit: (1) award for power or sail

ISS also recognizes achievement in the business and service of superyachts. During the Gala, ISS Awards of Distinction—Business or Business Person of the Year, Innovation, the ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award as well as the Leadership Award and Distinguished Crew Award—are presented.

The ISS Business (Person) of the Year is awarded to those demonstrating excellence in their area of superyacht expertise within the previous year; nominations come from both the industry and the ISS board with the board making the finalist selections.

Open to every aspect of the industry—from crew training to technological advances—the Excellence in Innovation award is given to an individual or business that has demonstrated innovation in their endeavours. Nominations come from the industry and ISS board members vote to determine finalists.

The new ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award, first introduced at the 2010 Awards Gala, celebrates stewardship of marine ecosystems. Environmental leadership, global oceanic conservation and resource preservation are prerequisites for nomination. The integration of environmental technologies and resource management with the goal of setting achievable standards and models for wide adaptation in the design, engineering and building of large yachts—and the use of the Earth’s waterways—are essential criteria. Nominations are made by owners and the yachting industry; selection is by panel of judges, including Mr. Cousteau.

ISS’s Leadership Award recognizes an individual or business whose distinctive work and commitment to the industry has contributed—over a substantial period of time—to the sustainable growth of the superyacht community worldwide. Nominations and selection for The Leadership Award are made by those who have received the award in previous years with the previous year’s winner presiding.

The Distinguished Crew Award is presented in years when the DCA award judges are presented with a nomination that represents the essence of the award (nominations are sought industry-wide). Specifically, these honours are designed to recognize yacht crew whose distinguished acts of service best exemplify the standards to which professional yacht crew aspire.

2014 INTERNATIONAL SUPERYACHT DESIGN AWARDS

FINALISTS – “BEST POWER” 65m+

NAME/LENGTH/BUILDER/DESIGNER/INT. DESIGNER/NAVAL ARCHITECT/STYLIST

Chopi Chopi – 80m/262’6” – CRN ShipyardZuccon International ProjectLaura Sessa – CRN Naval Engineering – Laura Sessa

Luxury motor yacht Chopi Chopi by CRN

Luxury motor yacht Chopi Chopi by CRN

Galactica Star – 65m/213’4” – Heesen Yachts – Frank Laupman/OmegaBannenberg & Rowell DesignVan Oossanen NA – n/a

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

Madame Gu – 99m/324’10” – FeadshipAndrew Winch Designs – Andrew Winch Designs – Feadship/De Voogt NA – Andrew Winch Designs

Feadship luxury motor yacht Madame GU

Feadship luxury motor yacht Madame GU

Odessa II – 73,15m/240’ – NobiskrugFocus Yacht DesignH2 Design – Nobiskrug – Focus Yacht Design

Nobiskrug superyacht Odessa

Nobiskrug superyacht Odessa

Solandge – 85,10m/279’3” – Lürssen – Espen Øino DesignRodriguez Interiors – Lürssen – Espen Øino Design

85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge - Photo by Klaus Jordan

85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge - Photo by Klaus Jordan

FINALISTS – “BEST POWER” 24m to 40m

NAME/LENGTH/BUILDER/DESIGNER/INT. DESIGNER/NAVAL ARCHITECT/STYLIST

AB116 – 36,2m/118’10” – AB Yachts – AB Yachts-Fipa Group – AB Yachts-Fipa Group – AB Yachts-Fipa Group – AB Yachts-Fipa Group

Finish Line – 36,7m/120’5” – Trinity Yachts – Trinity Yachts – Yacht Next/Joanne Lockhart – Trinity Yachts -Yacht Next

Luxury motor yacht FINISH LINE - Underway

Luxury motor yacht FINISH LINE - Underway

Moonen 100 Explorer – 30,75m/100’10” – MoonenVripack – Vripack – Vripack – Vripack

Quaranta – 34,1m/111’11” – CurvelleMauro Giamboi – Alex Isaac – Incat Crowther – Mauro Giamboi

Curvelle QUARANTA superyacht - profile.jpeg

Curvelle QUARANTA superyacht - profile.jpeg

Zahraa – 30,0m/98’6” – Technomar – Technomar Centro Stile – Technomar Centro Stile – Technomar/ The Italian Sea Group – Technomar/The Italian Sea Group

FINALISTS – “BEST POWER” 40m to 65m

NAME/LENGTH/BUILDER/DESIGNER/INT. DESIGNER/NAVAL ARCHITECT/STYLIST

Cacos V – 40m/131’3” – AdmiralLuca Dini/Admiral Centro Stile – Admiral Centro Stile – Admiral/The Italian Sea Group – Admiral Centro Stile

Impero 40 superyacht Cacos V by Admiral Tecnomar

Impero 40 superyacht Cacos V by Admiral Tecnomar

Como – 46,22m/151’8” – Feadship – Dubois NARedman Whiteley Dixon – Dubois NA – Dubois NA

Engelberg – 55m/180’6” – AmelsTim Heywood – Enzo Enea – Amels – Tim Heywood

Event – 60m/196’11” – Amels – Tim Heywood – Laura Sessa – Amels – Tim Heywood

Sofia – 41,78m/137’1” – MoonenRené van der VeldenArt-Line Interior DesignStolk Marimecs – René van der Velden

42m Moonen motor yacht Sofia

42m Moonen motor yacht Sofia

FINALISTS – “BEST SAIL” 24m to 40m

NAME/LENGTH/BUILDER/DESIGNER/INT. DESIGNER/NAVAL ARCHITECT/STYLIST

Feelin’ Good – 24,72m/81’2” – Southern Wind ShipyardsNauta Design – Nauta Design – Farr Yacht Design – Nauta Design

Luxury yacht Feelin Good

Luxury yacht Feelin Good

Inoui – 33m/108’4” – VittersPhilippe Briand – Andrew Winch Designs – Philippe Briand – Andrew Winch Designs

Inukshuk – 32,64m/107’2” – BalticFrers NA & EngineeringAdam Lay Studio – Frers NA & Engineering – n/a

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Tempus Fugit – 27,43m/90’ – Arkin Pruva YachtsHumphreys Yacht Design – Humphreys Interiors – Humphreys Yacht Design – Humphreys Yacht Design

Windquest – 26,25m/86’2” – JFA YachtsMarc Lombard Design – Marc Lombard Design – Marc Lombard Design – Marc Lombard Design

Catamaran WINDQUEST - Main

Catamaran WINDQUEST - Main

FINALISTS – “BEST SAIL” 40m +

NAME/LENGTH/BUILDER/DESIGNER/INT. DESIGNER/NAVAL ARCHITECT/STYLIST

Mondango3 – 56,4m/185’1” – Alloy Yachts – Dubois NA – Reymond Langton Design – Dubois NA – Reymond Langton Design

Seahawk – 60m/196’11” – Perini Navi – Perini Navi – Christian Liaigre – Perini Navi/Ron Holland – Perini Navi

Perini Navi mega yacht Seahawk

Perini Navi mega yacht Seahawk

State of Grace – 40m/131’3” – Perini Navi – Perini Navi – Perini Navi – Perini Navi/Ron Holland – Perini Navi

Wisp – 47,65m / 156’4” – Royal HuismanHoek Design NA BVRhoades Young Ltd – Hoek Design NA BV – Rhoades Young Ltd

Sailing yacht WISP - Ruud Burgers Maritieme Fotografie Harlingen

Sailing yacht WISP - Ruud Burgers Maritieme Fotografie Harlingen

FINALISTS – “BEST REFIT”

NAME/LENGTH/REFIT-BUILDER/DESIGNER/INT. DESIGNER/NAVAL ARCHITECT/STYLIST

Dream – 60m/196’11” – Jones Boatyard/Dynamic Yacht Management (Abeking & Rasmussen) – Donald Starkey – Bannenberg & Rowell – A&R/Murray & Associates – Donald Starkey

Enigma XK – 71,4m/234’4” – Atlantic Refit Center (Richard Lowestoft) – Philippe Briand – Vitruvius – Robert McFarlane – n/a

Luxury motor yacht Enigma XK - Photo by ARC Guillaume Plisson

Luxury motor yacht Enigma XK - Photo by ARC Guillaume Plisson

Lady Christina – 62m/203’5” – MB92 (Oceanco) – H2 Design – H2 Design – Azure – Oceanco

Mysorah – 48,77m/160’ – Rybovich (Feadship) – De Voogt NA/ Murray & Associates – Patrick Knowles Designs – De Voogt NA/ Murray & Associates – De Voogt NA/Patrick Knowles Designs

Momentum for next year’s Singapore Yacht Show continues to grow

September 23, 2014

The momentum for the next year’s Singapore Yacht Show continues to grow with well-recognized names registering for the event. A number of these will be making their premiere at the upcoming 5th edition of the event.

Singapore Yacht Show

Singapore Yacht Show

Dutch builder Heesen Yachts, ever-present since the first edition, and well known for its award winning superyachts including last year’s sensational M/Y Galactica Star, will be returning to exhibit once again next April.

Another longstanding supporter of the Singapore Yacht Show, prolific Middle East builder Gulf Craft will also be present, with three yachts registered. Building production and semi-custom vessels from sporty day boats to superyachts, the company works to a core philosophy of innovation, quality and value for money.

With an impressive range of high-tech racer-cruisers and family cruisers, X-Yachts will be showcasing its range of vessels in 2015. Living and breathing sailing yachts, this Dutch company will be attending the show for the first time next year.

Builder of sleek and powerful boats from 9.1m (30ft) to 22.9m (75ft), Vandutch creates eye-catching vessels that are ideally suited to day cruising with large groups. The Netherlands-based company will be attending the Singapore Yacht Show for the first time in 2015.

The local Singapore office of market leaders International Paint will be bringing their expertise and wide range of paint finishes to next year’s Show, available to talk with boat owners and industry members alike about their locally available services and products.

Learn about protecting your engine with Griffin’s MICROBLOC® multi-grade filtration systems and make water in your fuel a problem of the past. Griffin Group will be available for consultations at next year’s Singapore Yacht Show.

Lloyd Marine is the leading charter company in Singapore, owning and managing the largest fleet of premium charter yachts in the city-state. With a focus on presentation, services, reliability and safety, it will be on hand to guide you through planning your next yacht charter at Singapore Yacht Show 2015.

“We’re thrilled to see so many new companies signing up, but even more proud that so many of our longstanding supporters are coming back for next year’s edition – it proves we are achieving the right results. We continue to offer a varied and interesting mix of companies, growing in number each year, and our on-water space is booking up really fast. The news is clearly spreading as to how much potential there is in this part of the world and SYS 2015 already looks to be continuing our consistent trend of growth,”

Heesen Yachts announces sale of 47m motor yacht Project Hé (YN 16947)

July 16, 2014

Heesen Yachts is excited to announce that the 47m YN 16947 displacement motor yacht Project Hé was sold on June 13, 2014. Superyacht Project Hé will be handed over to her Owners in February 2015.

47m motor yacht Project Hé (YN 16947)

47m Heesen motor yacht Project Hé (YN 16947) - Photo credit to Omega Architects

Mark Cavendish – Sales and Marketing Director at Heesen Yachts – comments: “This is the fourth contract we have signed in the first six months of 2014. We are delighted to see that the market is finally picking up!”

Luxury yacht Project Hé is a yacht in the 47-metre class, a breed of Heesens that are icons of classic contemporary yacht design. Frank Laupman from Omega Architects recently restyled the elegant exterior lines giving this vessel a new look.

Her well-engineered round bilge hull with bulbous bow, powered by two MTU 8V 4000 M63, will ensure smooth and safe cruising in all sea conditions and a range of 4.000nm at 12 knots, while zero speed stabilizers will guarantee maximum comfort at anchor.

Heesen superyacht Project Hé - Saloon

Heesen superyacht Project Hé - Saloon- Photo credit to Omega Architects

The sophisticated interior is by London-based and multi-award winning studio Bannenberg & Rowell Design who are on their fifth successful collaboration with this Dutch superyacht builder. The fleet includes the 37m motor yacht Aurelia, 47m superyacht Elandess (now Raasta), superyacht Lady Petra and luxury yacht My Secret, and the 65m mega yacht Galactica Star.

Dickie Bannenberg explains how the B&R studio explored themes of purity and simplicity for this project, always confident that Heesen would interpret their concept immaculately as with their previous joint projects.

Guru designer Dieter Rams’ motto “to omit everything superfluous so that the essential is shown to the best possible advantage” guided Bannenberg & Rowell in their approach to the interior design of Project Hé. The project name ‘Hé’ in Chinese means ‘the simplest form of peace and harmony’ and Bannenberg & Rowell chose it to unify in one ideogram the essence of their design theme: simplicity as the ultimate form of sophistication.

Project Hé Yacht - Cabin

Project Hé Yacht - Cabin - Photo credit to Omega Architects

Twelve guests will enjoy a relaxing atmosphere on board where restful colors are combined with natural and discreet contrast finishes. An important role is played by the use of light: indirect lighting – concealed LED light strips and filtered light thanks to refined venetian blinds – create a unique atmosphere on board super yacht Project Hé.

Technical Specifications of YN 16947 superyacht Project Hé

GENERAL

Hull type: Steel round bilge, displacement

Naval Architect: Heesen Yachts

Interior Designer: Bannenberg & Rowell Design

Exterior Styling: Omega Architects

Classification: Lloyds   100A1 SSC YACHT   LMC UMS

Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2 / MCA

Hull: Steel

Superstructure: Aluminium

DIMENSIONS

Length over all: 46,70m / 153ft 2in

Beam over all: 8,83m / 29ft 0in

Draft: 3,07m / 10ft 1in

Displacement (50% load): 400 tons

ACCOMMODATION

Guests: 12

Cabins: Full-beam master suite , two double cabins, two twin cabins each with one Pullman bed

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Maximum speed(50% load): 15 knots

Range at 12 knots: 4.000Nm

Fuel capacity: 60.000 litres / 15.850 US Gallons

Fresh water: 20.000 litres / 5.280 US Gallons

PROPULSION DETAILS

Main engines: 2 x MTU 8V 4000 M63

Maximum power: 2 x 1.000kW

Gearbox: 2 x ZF 4661

Engine control:  MTU Blue Vision, three control stands

Propellers: Schaffran five blade fixed pitch Ø 1.600mm

Generators: 2 x Kilo-Pak, each 99kW

Bowthruster: ZF Marine 90kW, hydraulically driven

Steering system: Litton Marine Systems

Stabilizers: Naiad Dynamics, type 621 with 2 fins of approx. 3m², zero speed

Below is a choice of the luxurious charter yachts built by Heesen.