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Exhibitors confirm attendance at Monaco Yacht Show 2017

June 15, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The Monaco Yacht Show is set to take place on the 27th-30th September and already attendance from luxury brands within the yachting industry is showing a high turnout: With a renewal rate of 87% from last year and almost 600 exhibitors expected to at the event, the Monaco Yacht Show will interest current and potential yacht owners as well as tourists to the French Riviera.

Monaco Yacht Show 2016. Image © MC-Clic

Monaco Yacht Show 2016. Image © MC-Clic

Marking the end of summer and the height of the Mediterranean charter season, the Monaco Yacht Show at Port Hercules will exhibit the very latest in on-board safety and navigation gear, water toys and audio-visual equipment as the upcoming trends for luxury cruising in 2018 will be revealed. The 4th Monaco Yacht Show Awards will also take place during the opening ceremony, acknowledging excellence within the yacht-building industry.

A strong turnout is expected from global yacht builders who use the event to premiere their latest builds and concept designs, with 40 superyachts built in 2017 accounting for the 125 vessels on show. Among the current confirmed list of attendees is Turkish builder Turquoise Yachts, who will showcase 47m/154ft superyacht RAZAN, launched last year. Heesen luxury yacht BOOKENDS (ex.Project RUYA), to be delivered to her owner on the 19th of June, will join the line-up along with:

A full list of attending superyachts will be available on the Monaco Yacht Show website from August.

Heesen Superyachts BookEnds (ex. Project Ruya) and Home in Hellevoetsluis

June 12, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Heesen Yachts announced last week that their new superyacht Project Ruya had been given a new name and is now known as BookEnds. She was photographed together with superyacht Home, launched by Heesen just a few month ago. 

Superyachts BookEnds and Home. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

Superyachts BookEnds and Home. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

BookEnds boasts sleek and elegant profile drawn by Omega Architects. Her interior is by Bannenberg and Rowell. Among her great features, there are an 85-sqm sundeck, large swim platform and a spacious garage for water toys and tenders. BookEnds was designed to accommodate 12 guests in 5 well-appointed staterooms.

Superyacht BookEnds. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

Superyacht BookEnds. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

Motor yacht Home is a slightly larger yacht that BookEnds, and measures 49.8 metres. She features the famous FDHF and a hybrid propulsion system, designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Her beautiful exterior design is by Omega Architects, and the interior design is by Cristiano Gatto. Home is a family-friendly superyacht, which resembles a luxury beach villa style in terms of her layout. Her interior decor is minimalistic, with plenty of natural light and modern finishing, She can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins. Luxury motor yacht Home can reach a top speed of 15 knots and cruises comfortably at a speed of 12 knots.

Both superyachts are yet to be delivered to their owners. You can find out more about Heesen yachts here.

Build update: Heesen Superyacht Project Antares takes shape

June 12, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

According to the latest updates by Heesen Yachts, the hull and superstructure of superyacht Project Antares are now joined together. The yacht is currently in the outfitting stage and already has a pair of MTU 8V4000 M63 engines installed. This incredible 55-metre superyacht was recently sold to an American client.

Heesen Yachts HY18455

Heesen Yacht HY18455 Project Antares

Project Antares is designed to serve as a mothership to her owner’s sport fishing fleet: two boats can be refuelled and recharged to allow several days out at sea.

Project Antares

Project Antares

One of the outstanding features of Project Antares is the owner’s apartment which measures 80 square metres.

Heesen Yachts Project Antares, Hull HY18455

Heesen Yachts Project Antares, Hull HY18455

As for interior design, Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini are now working on the layout and decor to meet the requirements of the owner.

“After the meeting with the client, with whom we immediately had good intellectual connection, we are working on the existing interior design to improve the owner’s 80-sqm apartment, the lobby and the sky lounge, to fully match his life style and taste,” says Paszkowski.

Project Antares is scheduled for delivery in November 2018.

You can fins out more about Heesen Yachts here or view a selection of Heesen charter yacht here. For any enquiries on yacht charters, please contact our brokers.

 

Heesen Superyacht Project Ruya Sold to American Client

May 24, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Exciting news comes from Heesen shipyard, as they announce the sale of another superyacht: Project Ruya is the third luxury motor yacht sold by Heesen since the beginning of 2017. This time the lucky owner of the fantastic 47-metre yacht is a yacht enthusiast from the US.

Project Ruya- main. Photo credt Dick Holthius

Project Ruya- main. Photo credt Dick Holthius

Due to a strong financial base of the shipbuilder, Heesen can deliver its superyachts withing a shorter period. Superyacht Ruya will be delivered to her owner on the 19 of June 2017 and will make her first appearance at the most significant yacht show in October, the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show. After that Ruya will be attending the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Project Ruya - main. Photo credt Dick Holthius

Project Ruya – main. Photo credt Dick Holthius

Motor yacht Ruya was built with a displacement steel hull below 500GT, which has proven its success in the construction of the other Heesen superyachts.

The interior design of Ruya was developed by Bannenberg & Rowell, who emphasised the yacht’s sporty looks. The designers created stunning decor which resembles progress and energy, thanks to the lavish fabrics, textiles and graphics.  Heesen Yacht Interiors carried out incredible work outfitting the yacht. Heesen takes pride in being able to build a yacht entirely in-house.

Hessen superyacht Project Ruya. Photo credit Dick Holthius

Hessen superyacht Project Ruya. Photo credit Dick Holthius

The shipyard currently has ten superyacht projects under construction. Heesen superyacht Project Antares is scheduled for delivery in November 2018 and sold in March this year, 55m Project Alida is expected to be launched in Summer 2017.

Heesen Superyacht Project Antares Sold

May 09, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Great news comes from Heesen Yachts, as they commission the new 55m superyacht Project Antares to an American client. Also known as Hull Y18455, Project Antares is another Heesen luxury yacht, which takes advantage of the expert knowledge of the leading designers and engineers. Sharp lines and masculine looks were created by Omega Architects, while the leading superyacht designer Francesco Paszkowski developed an elegant interior design concept for this luxury vessel. Project Antares will boast a Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects.

Heesen Yachts Project Antares

Heesen Yachts Project Antares

Motor yacht Project Antares will accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins. Her accommodation layout consists of two full-beam VIP staterooms, two double cabins and the outstanding owner’s apartment of a very generous size.

Project Antares is being built for Heesen’s client, how is very much fond of sportfishing. The idea being Project Antares’s design is to use her as a mothership to the owner’s fishing boat. One or two sportfishing boats can be charged and fueled from superyacht Project Antares.

Francesco Paszkowski commented:

“The style we have created in collaboration with Margherita Casprini for this new Heesen 55 metre couples the aesthetics of the most contemporary Italian design with the ingenious engineering typical of this Dutch shipyard.”

 

Project Antares is scheduled for delivery in November 2018.

Heesen Yachts is one of the leading shipbuilders in the world, for whom 2017 has been a very busy year so far. Heesen 50m superyacht Home was launched less than a month ago. In March 2017 Heesen sold Project Alida, which is expected to be launched this summer. Unveiled in early March, Project Maia is currently under construction as well and is due for completion in 2018.
While this project is underway, you can find out more about Heesen Yachts here and view a selection of their yachts available for charter here.

Charter superyacht At Last in the Caribbean

May 08, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

PADI Certified 44m/145ft luxury yacht AT LAST is ready for charter in the Caribbean this summer, taking your charter group to spectacular destinations such as the Grenadines or the US Virgin Islands.

Motor yacht AT LAST - Built by Heesen

Motor yacht AT LAST – Built by Heesen

Built by Heesen in 1990 and last refitted in 2014, her timeless interiors are the work of Claudette Bonville while her exterior design was completed by Gerhard Gilgenast.

Luxury yacht AT LAST - Main Salon

Luxury yacht AT LAST – Main Salon

The main salon is a fresh and contemporary place for guests to gather and vibrant orange contrasts against the cool white furnishings and brilliant blue views out of the extensive windows. The seating is arranged around a central coffee table for group get-togethers and quiet evenings curled up together with a film on the widescreen TV.

Superyacht AT LAST - Formal dining area

Superyacht AT LAST – Formal dining area

The spacious formal dining area is arranged for up to 8 people in a cosy and personal environment.

Motor yacht AT LAST - Skylounge

Motor yacht AT LAST – Skylounge

The skylounge is ready for evening entertaining and comes equipped with a bar that offers a great drinks selection. Sofas and armchairs are spread out throughout the interior to allow guests to break off into smaller conversation groups without leaving the heart of the activity.

For alfresco dining the upper deck aft has a great exterior space for up to 10 diners to enjoy a three course meal under a blazing sunset.

“Motor yacht AT LAST is available in the Caribbean from $135,000 USD per week plus expenses. Make your booking today and contact CharterWorld, or search for other luxury yachts available in the Caribbean this summer.”

Guests looking for a quiet outdoor space for rest and relaxation have the choice of the exterior lounge area on the Portuguese deck or the fitted seating area up on the sundeck, which is also perfect for alfresco meals. Sun loungers, sunpads and a spacious Jacuzzi on the raised aft deck add plenty of options for unwinding under the tropical sun while having sweeping views of volcanic islands covered in dense forests, billowing waterfalls and glassy seas.

As a PADI Certified Dive Centre, luxury yacht AT LAST allows guests to earn their PADI Diving License there is a great selection of other water toys to choose from as well, including:

  • 4 x Waverunners
  • 4 x kayaks
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 2 x water skis
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear
  • a waterslide, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Luxury yacht AT LAST - Master suite

Luxury yacht AT LAST – Master suite

The on board accommodation sleeps up to 11 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin with a Pullman berth. An expert crew of 8 will provide everything you and your guests require for a memorable time in one of the world’s most popular charter grounds.

Motor yacht AT LAST is available in the Caribbean from $135,000 USD per week plus expenses. Make your booking today and contact CharterWorld, or search for other luxury yachts available in the Caribbean this summer.

Project Nova launched by Heesen and named M/Y HOME

April 18, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

On April the 14th, Heesen Shipyard launched its amazing 49.8m superyacht Project Nova, which has been named HOME. One of the most expected superyacht launches of 2017, Project Nova has also known as the first Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) superyacht equipped with hybrid propulsion. This ultra efficient luxury vessel offers low fuel consumption with an extended range. HOME is powered by two 804hp MTU 12V 2000 M61s engines, and she will be able to reach a top speed of 16 knots. Another key feature is her silent cruising at a speed of 9 knots provided by the diesel propulsion electric system. Home’s Naval architecture is by Van Oossanen Naval Architects

49.8m Project Nova launched and named HOME. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

49.8m Project Nova launched and named HOME. Photo credit Heesen Yachts/ Dick Holthuis

Her eye-catching superstructure was designed by Heesen in collaboration with Omega Architects. Frank Laupman of Omega Architects mentioned that the extensive use of glass and cutaway bulwarks would provide plenty of natural light onboard this “more like a beach villa in style” superyacht.

Launch of motor yacht HOME by Heesen. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

Launch of motor yacht HOME by Heesen. Photo credit Heesen Yachts Dick Holthuis

Motor yacht Home Heesen Yachts. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

Motor yacht Home Heesen Yachts. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

Heesen Yachts launched motor yacht Home. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

Heesen Yachts launched motor yacht Home. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

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Motor yacht Home launched by Heesen. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

 

HOME’s Owner invited reputable Italian designers of Cristiano Gatto to work on the interior styling. The designers’ goal was to create a modern minimalist interior styling. Light and relaxing ambience on board was created by using a two-tone colour palette. Some design elements include deep red and burgundy colours, lavish materials and geometrical patterns.

PROJECT-NOVA-rendering

PROJECT-NOVA-rendering

The main deck of luxury yacht HOME features a large main salon with lavish seating and a stunning dining area for 1o guests. There is also an owner’s suite on the main deck, which includes an office and walk-in wardrobes.

Heesen-motor yacht Home - interior renderings

Heesen-motor yacht Home – interior renderings

The lower deck’s layout comprises of five lavish guest cabins and fully equipped gymnasium. Imposing motor yacht HOME offers a huge wet bar and a spa pool located on the sundeck. The upper deck includes a lounge with beautiful furnishing and an alfresco dining area on the aft.

Project Nova -Heesen Yachts - named M/Y HOME. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Project Nova -Heesen Yachts – named M/Y HOME. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Launch of Project Nova by Heesen. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Launch of Project Nova by Heesen. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Motor yacht HOME (Project Nova) - Heesen. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Motor yacht HOME (Project Nova) – Heesen. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Motor yacht HOME is scheduled for delivery this summer and is expected to make her appearance at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Watch the video of Heesen’s Motor yacht HOME getting ready for the launch.

New to charter market: Superyacht ASYA available in the Western Mediterranean this July

March 27, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

47m/153ft superyacht ASYA (ex. Project Hé) will join the charter world in the Mediterranean this summer from July, providing guests with exceptional quality and near new surroundings from Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and Bannenberg & Rowell.

Superyacht ASYA by Heesen. Image credit: Dick Holthuis

Superyacht ASYA by Heesen. Image credit: Dick Holthuis

Built by Heesen in 2015, luxury yacht ASYA was a finalist in the World Superyacht Awards 2016 for the Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT of 42m to 46.9m category.

Motor yacht ASYA - Main salon. Photo credit: Omega Architects

Motor yacht ASYA – Main salon. Photo credit: Omega Architects

In the main salon, the decidedly Eastern design aesthetic displays itself in the large, lantern like lighting, angular furnishings and the spatial symmetry that takes a non-cluttered approach. Designed for living, the plush sofas and chaise loungers will tempt guests to sit down, stretch out and take the day as it comes.

Begin your mornings on the main deck aft and take in the fresh air of the Mediterranean as you have your coffee and prepare for the day ahead. Ceiling and floor lighting also make this an ideal environment for evenings quiet, ambient evenings.

Superyacht ASYA - Skylounge

Superyacht ASYA – Skylounge

The skylounge is a great environment for relaxation throughout the day because of its comfortable circular seating and ample table space for laptops, tablets and magazines without creating an office-like environment within its easygoing vibe. A widescreen TV and games table have evening entertainment sorted for all ages, and the high quality finish from the Macassar wood to the muted ceiling lighting will impress any new acquaintances you meet on your travels. One of the alfresco dining options is located on the upper deck aft, along with seating on either side for a place to chat or nap after your meal. Forward of the main deck, guests will find an ideal spot for sunbathing and outdoor lounging with forward-facing views of your destination beach or historic town.

Motor yacht ASYA - Sundeck spa pool and sunpads with outdoor lounging area on bow

Motor yacht ASYA – Sundeck spa pool and sunpads with outdoor lounging area on bow

For the best alfresco dining anywhere on board and unparalleled views of the Mediterranean islands an coastline, guests will find that the sundeck delivers all of this and more: a wet bar will keep everyone refreshed while dining, resting on the sun loungers or unwinding in the large spa pool surrounded by sunpads. To the aft, the integrated sofas curve with the shape of the deck so that no space is wasted. The resulting deck space in this area could be used for exercise in the fresh air, or for games and other activities.

The choice selection of water toys includes water skis, jet skis. wakeboards, a paddleboard and a knee board to offer guests a variety of high octane fun and gentle exploration.

Luxury yacht Asya - Master suite

Luxury yacht Asya – Master suite

The accommodation layout is designed to sleep a maximum of 12 guests over 5 cabins: 3 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A professional crew of 10 will ensure that every guest has a pleasant and relaxing cruise through Mediterranean waters this summer.

Motor yacht ASYA will be available from mid-July in the Western Mediterranean from €240,000 per week plus expenses, offering yacht charterers the chance to be amongst the first to holiday on board. Contact CharterWorld for more information regarding on board amenities and reserve your dates today.

Sold: New Heesen 55m Superyacht Project Alida

March 27, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Sold at the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2017, the new 55m superyacht Alida was asking €37 million. The stunning motor yacht project is currently under construction at Heesen shipyard. Alida is scheduled to be launched in summer 2017.

Motor Yacht Alida

Motor Yacht Alida

Her exterior design is a work of Omega Architects, who gained fantastic reputation working on some other superyacht projects. Meeting the recent trends in superyacht construction, Omega Architects emphasised the indoor-outdoor flow, as well as with panoramic windows and fantastic full-view from the sky lounge.

The interior design of Alida, designed by Banneberg & Rowell,  is simple and tasteful: it features light colours of bleached oak and beige and creamy colours of the finishing. Alida accommodates a total of 12 guests in 6 comfortable cabins: a master suite, a VIP suite, two double and two twin cabins.

ALIDA Yacht - Photo by Dick Holthuis

ALIDA Yacht – Photo by Dick Holthuis

Motor yacht Alida provides enormous exterior spaces, plenty of storage for water toys and tenders, as well as a huge sun deck and a beach club.

Powered by a pair of MTU 8V 4000 M63 diesel engines, Alida will be able to reach a top speed of 15 knots and comfortable cruise at 13 knots.

 

Western Mediterranean Charter Yacht DESTINY showcases new interiors by Laura Pomponi

March 24, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The 37m/123ft motor yacht DESTINY (ex ILONA) is now available for Western Mediterranean charter throughout the summer season after a comprehensive refit with new interiors by Laura Pomponi of Luxury Projects – a long established name in the yacht building industry. Built by Heesen in 2007 and last refitted in 2016, she represents an excellent opportunity to charter a finely crafted superyacht with plenty of fantastic amenities on board.

M/Y DESTINY from Heesen Yachts

M/Y DESTINY from Heesen Yachts

The owner requested an ‘all white’ yacht with a modern minimalist aesthetic to display his artwork, where functionality was foremost. Given a time frame of just over three months, Laura Pomponi took the design from concept to realisation, contacting suppliers and contractors to complete the interiors within the scheduled window.

Formal dining aboard superyacht DESTINY

Formal dining aboard superyacht DESTINY 

The result is a brilliantly bright interior that takes full advantage of the natural light using reflective metallic and glass surfaces. This effect is particularly distinct in the main salon and dining area, where the vibrant artwork and the warm tones of the wooden flooring integrate perfectly into the design. Laura Pomponi adds to the gallery ambience through the ‘waving’ dining table and ‘glowing’ coffee table in three pieces to catch the eye of charter guests.

MY DESTINY - Salon

MY DESTINY – Salon

The salon towards the main deck aft benefits from the floor to ceiling silver foil finish panels and sliding doors, with views stretching far beyond the alfresco dining area on the port, aft and starboard sides. While the children are watching a film on the widescreen TV, which can be hidden away seamlessly when not in use, adult family members can enjoy relaxing in the afternoon sun.

Alfresco dining on the main deck aft of superyacht DESTINY

Alfresco dining on the main deck aft of superyacht DESTINY

There are plenty of dining options throughout luxury yacht DESTINY, and visitors to the sundeck will discover an immaculate environment for alfresco dining. The sun pads and shaded Jacuzzi will see use throughout the day, yet it’s in the evening when the sundeck becomes the most atmospheric: Underfloor lighting creates a relaxed atmosphere and the glow from the Jacuzzi will tempt more than one charter guest on a hot summer night.

Sundeck in the evening aboard luxury yacht DESTINY

Sundeck in the evening aboard luxury yacht DESTINY

The choice selection of water toys will entertain guests of all ages and fitness levels and consists of a jet-ski, a windsurfer, a Waverunner and 2 inflatable kayaks.

MY DESTINY - Master suite

MY DESTINY – Master suite

Design details across the accommodation include bespoke wall lights, handmade foil recesses on the ceiling and wallpaper on all of the headboards in each cabin. The accommodation layout will sleep up to 10 guests in 5 cabins: 3 double cabins, 1 twin cabin and 1 children’s cabin. An experienced crew of 5 will ensure that every guest is well taken care of throughout the journey.

Superyacht DESTINY is available for Western Mediterranean destinations from €105,000-€119,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to book your summer dates and avoid disappointment.