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Dramatically beautiful 51m Heesen Superyacht MySky in Alaska

November 12, 2015

Launched by the highly respected Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts last year, superyacht MySky (Project Paloma, YN 16551) is a dramatically beautiful 51-metre displacement, long-range vessel, magnificently designed by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects, with naval architecture by the yard’s in-house team, in partnership with Van Oossanen. Luxury motor yacht My Sky can be seen in the great video below released by the shipyard, while cruising the waters of the breath-taking Alaska yacht charter destination.

The striking interiors of MySky yacht by Erick van Egeraat can sleep up to 12 guests in pure luxury and comfort. There are five lavishly appointed cabins, including the Owner’s suite on the main deck forward, along with two twin cabins and two double cabins, which are all positioned on the lower deck.

The amazing sun deck of super yacht My Sky (Project Paloma, YN 16551) is partially enclosed by rounded windows on its forward side. It hosts a lounge on the sunbathing area aft that surrounds a massive rectangular Spa Pool.

More charter yachts built by Heesen.

Five New Superyacht Projects focused on individual lifestyle choice unveiled by Turquoise Yachts at MYS

October 01, 2015

During this year’s Monaco Yachts Show, Turquoise Yachts presented five new superyacht projects, ranging from traditional to cutting edge avant garde, and boasting the world’s most prestigious designers with layouts, onboard facilities and interior design, to suit individual lifestyle choices. Varying in size from 47m to 81m, these luxury motor yacht projects have been magnificently penned by H2, Andrew Winch, Cor D. Rover and Vitruvius. Delivery on some of these projects will be as early as 2016.

TURQUOISE 81m mega yacht project by Andrew Winch

TURQUOISE 81m mega yacht project by Andrew Winch

TURQUOISE 81m Yacht Project

The exterior lines of the Turquoise 81m superyacht project by Andrew Winch mix up a sleek and elegant superstructure with a strong looking hull, while its long sheerline adds to the balanced look of the vessel.

The main deck of the Turquoise 81 mega yacht project hosts guest accommodation that benefits from large windows and ample daylight through a fully glazed recess in the full-beam hull. Moreover, the main deck aft with a large infinity edge pool becomes an amazing beach deck. The adjoining main deck lounge transforms into an extension of the informal beach deck, while the upper deck lounge offers a more elegant setting along with the indoor/outdoor dining aft.

The owner’s suite can be found on the upper deck forward and is fitted with a fully private walk- around deck with forward exterior seating and Jacuzzi. A second master or VIP suite can be also added to the bridge deck, if required. This allows for an entire private aft deck terrace off an amazingly generous cabin, while the exterior access to the open sundeck leads past this on the port side.

The top deck of the Turquoise 81m luxury yacht project is also accessible via the interior elevator, which serves all five accommodation decks and offers space for exterior dining and BBQ areas, as well as sun bathing and relaxing in two shaded cozy recesses incorporated into the superstructure.

Turquoise 80m superyacht project by Vitruvius

Turquoise 80m superyacht project by Vitruvius

TURQUOISE 80m Yacht Project

The Turquoise 80m superyacht project features well-proportioned and balanced lines with generous living space onboard for the owners, while remaining intimate. The profile of the vessel is marked by the distinctive lines of the Vitruvius family, with a streamlined design, as well as a sensation of transparency in the superstructure through the substantial use of glass in the living spaces.

The layout of the Turquoise 80m mega yacht project is centred on the owner’s apartments. A huge stateroom on the upper deck providing fantastic views is coupled with a private lounge and an office. It also provides direct access to the helipad and boasts a wrap-around private terrace with jacuzzi. In addition, there are 6 guest cabins, including two convertible VIP cabins, all positioned on the main deck.

The lower deck of the Turquoise 80m luxury yacht project hosts a breath-taking spa area with a sauna, hamam, hydrotherapy room and massage rooms, while an amazing beach club can be found aft. Moreover, the aft deck area surrounds the main swimming pool, and the 140m2 sun deck offers both shelter and sunbathing areas to suit all needs.

77m motor yacht VICTORY by Turquoise Yachts and H2 Yacht Design

77m motor yacht VICTORY concept by Turquoise Yachts and H2 Yacht Design

TURQUOISE 77m Yacht Project

Based on the design foundation of the highly successful 72m mega yacht VICKY, the Turquoise 77m superyacht VICTORY project has a sleek and clean profile with an arch that stretches from the bow and runs all the way around the vessel.

77m superyacht VICTORY from above

77m superyacht VICTORY concept from above

The owner’s suite can be found behind the wheelhouse with her fixed balconies. The original design areas of the interior have been modified to include a beautiful new beach club in the aft, including folding platforms that provide direct sea access for the ultimate in contemporary living.

77m mega yacht VICTORY concept - Beach Club

77m mega yacht VICTORY concept – Beach Club

TURQUOISE 47m Yacht Project

Developed in collaboration with H2 Yacht Design, the Turquoise 47m superyacht project has fresh, clean and sharp lines – modern, but at the same time elegant and timeless. The vessel boasts lifestyle features normally found on much larger vessels. These include a beach club with access to an extended swim platform, extra-large hull windows providing fantastic views from the owner’s suite and a revised foredeck arrangement for tenders and toys.

Turquoise 47m Yacht Project by H2 Yacht Design

Turquoise 47m Yacht Project by H2 Yacht Design

The sun deck of the Turquoise 47m luxury yacht project hosts a centrally located spa pool with extensive seating and a bar, while the main deck features an elegant main saloon and dining area. There is also the option to relax and entertain in the full-beam upper deck lounge, a vast multi-functional space for all the family.

Turquoise 47m superyacht project - Beach Club

Turquoise 47m superyacht project – Beach Club

The lower deck offers two generous VIP suites and two Guest Cabins, all of which feature pullman bunks for extra accommodation. An extra cabin can be found behind the bridge to provide additional guest accommodation, when required.

Turquoise 47m motor yacht project - Main Saloon

Turquoise 47m motor yacht project – Main Saloon

Interiors of the Turquoise 47m motor yacht project feature subtle decorative detailing layered upon a minimalist backdrop. This sleek contemporary look mixes up a predominantly pale palette with touches of rich dark timbers, specialist finishes and elegant polished stainless detailing.

The Turquoise 47m yacht project is set to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Turquoise 40m Yacht Project by Cor D Rover and Van Oossanen

Turquoise 40m Yacht Project by Cor D Rover and Van Oossanen

TURQUOISE 40m and 46m Range of Yachts

The new all-aluminium 40m and 46m range of yachts designed by Cor D. Rover and Van Oossanen Naval Architects excel in timeless but contemporary looks and layouts, unparalleled (green) performance figures and the top level build quality that Turquoise is known for.

Turquoise 46m Yacht Project by Cor D Rover and Van Oossanen

Turquoise 46m Yacht Project by Cor D Rover and Van Oossanen

A total of four different luxury yacht designs with four very different configurations can be chosen all based on the standardised and patented Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) platform. Clients are able to choose from different proposed interior styles ranging from Classic to Contemporary to Extremely Lavish. Two of the four layouts are so unique they offer more of a real estate quality and privacy of owners and VIP staterooms normally only found on 50m+ yachts.

More charter yachts built by Proteksan Turquoise (now Turquoise Yachts) can be found here.

Latest 75m mega yacht FOCUS concept by Nick Mezas Yacht Design

September 17, 2015

Measuring impressive 75 meters in length, luxury mega yacht FOCUS is the latest concept unveiled by Nick Mezas Yacht Design, in partnership with Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Featuring the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) design with integrated Hull Vane, motor yacht FOCUS has been designed as an event hub, providing maximum comfort and privacy.

New 75m superyacht FOCUS concept by Nick Mezas Yacht Design

New 75m superyacht FOCUS concept by Nick Mezas Yacht Design

Luxury yacht FOCUS concept features a layout and capacity for one large event, such as business meetings, weddings, seminars, conferences, exclusive dance parties and artist performances, spread over three different locations, or the vessel can host a number of separate events at the same time.

Luxury yacht FOCUS concept

Luxury yacht FOCUS concept

When looking at the profile of the FOCUS yacht concept, attention is immediately drawn to the trapezoidal space in the superstructure amidships. Inside is a two-story 150sqm salon with side terraces to port and starboard. Entrance to the terraces is through sliding doors in the vast two-story glass sides of the salon. The starboard terrace provides direct access to the sea by means of a fold-out platform as well as side stairs.

Super yacht FOCUS concept

Super yacht FOCUS concept

The public atrium can be found aft of the central salon and provides direct access, via stairs or the elevator, to the helipad, the beach salon aft on the main deck, the gorgeous aft deck and to a side beach club. The central atrium also features a reception, cloakroom and day head on the main deck.

FOCUS superyacht concept

FOCUS superyacht concept

The main deck also hosts a central salon that can be used as a cinema, theatre or concert room, while the salon above provides a lounge bar where guests can enjoy fantastic views. This salon can also be used as a dance floor and offer an after-party in the lounge bar, while guests can relax in the beach salon or the aft deck, enjoying the pool as well as a wonderful selection of water toys.

Motor yacht FOCUS concept

Motor yacht FOCUS concept

The top deck of the FOCUS superyacht concept is a private owner’s/VIP level, hosting four lovely guest cabins. Meetings can take place in the upper central salon, while family members enjoy the pool on the aft deck or watch a movie in the lower central salon.

Mega yacht FOCUS concept

Mega yacht FOCUS concept

Aft of the engine room is storage for two 10m tenders and a wide range of other water toys. On the port side – behind the engine room – can be found the side beach club, with ample technical space and storage in the lazarette positioned aft of this.

Luxury superyacht FOCUS concept

Luxury superyacht FOCUS concept

With the Van Oossanen-designed Fast Displacement Hull Form with Hull Vane and run by twin MTU 20V 4000 M73L, super yacht FOCUS yacht concept can achieve a maximum speed of 23,5 knots and have a range of 5,000 nautical miles cruising at 15 knots. The Hull Vane is designed to lessen pitching and rolling, offering maximum comfort, while aboard.

Van Oossanen announce new sales agency for Fluid Dynamics services in Italy

September 16, 2015

Well-known in the international yacht business for its naval architecture and patented Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) on such outstanding vessels as the 55m superyacht AZAMANTA, as well as the all-new luxury yacht Project NOVA, Van Oossanen has proudly announced that they will be expanding their activities for hydrodynamic hull and appendage optimization into Italy. Expected to open its doors this month, the new sales office will be situated near Bologna.

Van Oossanen CFD yacht design

Van Oossanen CFD yacht design

Michele Ansaloni will be the new sales agent. He boasts plenty of experience in the yachting industry from working as a DNA engineer in Italian yacht design. He said: “I was a member of the technical staff of some of the most renowned yachting design firms such as Victory and Nauta and I provided engineered structural parts to renowned superyacht shipyards like CNP, Benetti and ISA. I also worked as a skilled surveyor of pleasure boats for the Italian Naval Register and independently developed an innovative 45 metre ‘green’ motorsailer yacht. For Van Oossanen, my first priority will be offering the broad spectrum of hydrodynamic optimization services to Italian yacht owner designers and builders.”

Starting with this new operating base, Van Oossanen Fluid Dynamics is expanding its optimization services to be easy accessible for yacht designers, yards and owners in Italy, as well as the Mediterranean area.

More charter yachts with naval architecture by Van Oossanen & Associates.

Heesen Yachts to unveil Project NOVA and the Sound of Silence at MYS 2015

September 14, 2015

Heesen Yachts is excited to announce that it will be unveiling an innovative new project at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show 2015. Luxury yacht PROJECT NOVA will represent the world’s first FDHF motor yacht fitted with hybrid propulsion. Heesen Yachts would like to welcome visitors to the MYS to come and discover The Sound of Silence and Project NOVA superyacht from 23rd to 26th of September.

Project NOVA yacht boasts naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects and design by Omega with interior by Sinot.

This innovative yacht will feature accommodation for twelve guests in six stylish and luxurious staterooms with elegant interior design and decor. The owner suite will be located on the main deck forward and will feature a bathroom with a central bath tub. The remainder of the guest suites will be located on the lower deck with the full-beam VIP located forward, also featuring a spacious bathroom and a bathtub. Two twin cabins will be situated amidship and two double cabins aft, all equipped with en suite shower rooms.

“We believe that in a world full of noise, silence is the ultimate luxury.” Heesen Yachts

Designer Federico Fiorentino and Van Oossanen Naval Architecture Join Forces on the Motor Yacht ‘THE BELAFONTE’

September 08, 2015

Following a great success of the motor yacht ‘THE BELAFONTE’ concept a few months ago, the Italian design firm,  Federico Fiorentino from Milan decided to take the 50-metre concept a step further. Because THE BELAFONTE superyacht was well-suited for being coupled with the revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF), Mr Perry van Oossanen of the renowned Van Oossanen Naval Architecture firm, invested time and resources into a preliminary study of the vessel.

Federico Fiorentino - The Belafonte Superyacht Concept

Federico Fiorentino – The Belafonte Superyacht Concept

This turn officially opened the doors to a collaboration between the Italian design firm with the prestigious Dutch naval architecture firm. The numbers of the study on The Belafonte yacht are typical of those found on the FDHF patent, which, as it is known by many professionals in the yachting business, can grant amazing performance improvements of up to 30% in displacement speed ranges and up to 20% in semi-displacement speed ranges.

In addition to the amazing top speed of 30 knots and more, there are important fuel savings obtainable thanks to the FDHF patent at lower speeds, making The Belafonte yacht concept suitable as a transatlantic yacht at 13 knots and push her beyond the transpacific barrier at 9 knots. Not a speed for every day commuting, but still a playable card if desired and requested.

Thanks to the exceptional performance of the Fast Displacement Hull Form make it highly possible for the aggressive looking superyacht to be able to turn into a modern, huge high performance Mediterranean power craft one day, and into a long-range tool suitable to cruise the whole globe the next. This is a significant step forward for The Belafonte yacht project and for what may be the first of other future collaborations between Van Oossanen Naval Architecture and Federico Fiorentino design firm. See more details about THE BELAFONTE YACHT CONCEPT HERE…

Brand new 34m motor yacht SOLIS – The largest yacht ever launched by Mulder Shipyard

July 30, 2015

The brand new 34m motor yacht SOLIS (BN 100) has successfully splashed at Mulder Shipyard as the largest vessel ever built by the prestigious Dutch manufacturer, and also their first yacht over 300 GT. Claydon Reeves is responsible for both interior and exterior design of superyacht SOLIS, with naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. The official information and the photos of the latest Mulder launch are expected to be released soon. 

Luxury yacht SOLIS is a full custom built, steel displacement vessel, built to superyacht standards. She has a GT from 315 tons and is built under RINA LY3, MCA classification and Unlimited Range, boasting many features that are usually only associated with far larger yachts, in both operations and design. Accommodation is provided to up to 8 guests and a crew of 7 members.

Hull Wrap for new DYNAMIQ superyacht series models by Wild Group International

July 20, 2015

Wild Group International team wrapped the hulls of the new Dynamiq superyacht series models to demonstrate to potential new clients the range of customisation available. Dynamiq will offer either paint or vinyl finishing to their clients, in order to ensure the perfect finish to meet the client’s wishes.

DYNAMIQ range of Superyachts

New DYNAMIQ range of Superyachts

The all-new innovative ‪Dynamiq superyacht series has been recently launched at the Yacht Club de Monaco in Monte Carlo. It includes three aluminium superyacht models in their GTT – Gran Turismo Transatlantic range, all providing thrilling speeds, as well as long range cruising capability. Each vessel features a hull developed by Azure Yacht Design & Naval Architecture and optimisation by Van Oossanen Naval Architects.

“Our goal was to create a next generation yacht for a new era – efficient, clean, easy to order and customize. And that’s what Dynamiq is all about,” explains Sergei Dobroserdov, the Dynamiq’s founder and CEO.

In 2014, the keel of the first DYNAMIQ D4 yacht was laid at the NCA shipyard in Carrara, Italy. Her construction is presently in full swing, with launch and delivery scheduled for Summer 2016. She will be displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016.

Striking 50m HEESEN Superyacht ANN G in Rotterdam for christening

July 20, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015 saw the striking 50-metre superyacht ANN G (YN 17350) arrive in Rotterdam, the Netherlands for her christening, following her final outfitting in Hellevoetsluis. Launched by the prominent Dutch shipyard HEESEN last month, luxury motor yacht ANN G is a round bilge, displacement vessel below 500GT, with exterior design by Clifford Denn and naval architecture by Van Oossanen.

50m Heesen superyacht ANN G (YN 17350) in Hellevoetsluis - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

50m Heesen superyacht ANN G (YN 17350) in Hellevoetsluis – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

A total number of 8 guests can be comfortably accommodated aboard super yacht ANN G (YN 17350), providing 4 stylish and elegant cabins, including the main deck owner’s cabin, three double cabins and one twin cabin. There is also a generous beach club with gym equipment at the stern, as well as an unusual bar that is half on the aft deck outside and continues into the main saloon, creating an breath-taking inside-outside connection.

More charter yachts by Heesen.

Delivery of New HEESEN YN 17255 AZAMANTA Yacht – The world’s first Fast Displacement steel-hulled Yacht over 50m

July 10, 2015

Heesen Yachts is thrilled to announce the brand new YN 17255 motor yacht AZAMANTA was successfully handed over to her new Owners on July 10, 2015, following her intensive sea trials in the North Sea. The striking AZAMANTA yacht represents the world’s first Fast Displacement steel-hulled yacht over 50 metres in length.

HEESEN YN 17255 Superyacht AZAMANTA - Photo by Dick Holthuis

HEESEN YN 17255 Superyacht AZAMANTA – Photo by Dick Holthuis

June 17 and 18 saw luxury yacht AZAMANTA undergo sea trials, which took place in moderate sea conditions and with winds that started south-westerly, increasing and turning north-westerly after the passage of a cold front.

Boasting a highly innovative Fast Displacement Hull Form developed by Van Oossanen in partnership with the yard’s in-house naval architects, AZAMANTA superyacht exceeded the contractual speed by 0,4 knots, achieving a maximum speed of 16,9 knots. Propelling around 600 tonnes of steel and aluminium at 15 knots with only 1650kW of power, the yacht has demonstrated to be a benchmark in terms of efficiency.

Bilderlings Wealth, representing the owner and managing the project throughout the build, says: “We are very pleased with Azamanta; she is the expression of a passionate and experienced yacht owner who built a yacht to travel the globe and explore exotic destinations. Her ice-reinforced steel hull and her unusual colour scheme will enable her passengers to safely, comfortably and elegantly cruise also in high latitudes.”

Luxury yacht AZAMANTA under sea trial - Photo by Dick Holthuis

Luxury yacht AZAMANTA under sea trial – Photo by Dick Holthuis

The bold exterior design of super yacht AZAMANTA by Omega Architects is characterised by chiselled, sharp lines. The superstructure is adorned by “the shark tooth”, a smart design signature on the overhang of the wheelhouse that ensures a powerful personality of this beautiful vessel.

Vertical windows – new to the Heesen’s aesthetics – and numerous glass insertions in the bulwarks allow more natural light to flood the interior and remarkably improve the indoor/outdoor connection, offering fantastic views of the sea even when seated in the sky lounge.

Omega’s clean design without fashion plates and supports has been cleverly engineered and meticulously executed by the yard’s in-house experts; the superstructure aft, for example, is completely free from pillars, providing uninterrupted ocean views.

Heesen’s Board of Directors comments: “Azamanta is the third yacht we have delivered this year after 50m Sibelle and 47m Asya. She is a wonderful example of what owners can achieve when they entrust Heesen to build their superyacht: solid Dutch design, engineering and naval architecture wrapped in unique individual design.”

View more charter yachts built by Heesen here.