During the keel-laying ceremony, the Owner’s team chose a Greek coin featuring Poseidon and a galloping horse to be the good-luck charm to be welded onto the keel.
Arcon Yachts of Monaco is acting a project manager in their third collaboration with Heesen, and both the exterior and interior styling will be the work of British studio Winch Design. The 67m/219.8ft vessel is the largest steel-hulled displacement yacht so far produced by the shipyard, and has a volume of approximately 1,200 GT.
A sporty exterior profile is complemented by spacious outdoor living areas, including a large swim platform to relax beside the water. Notable onboard features include:
- A 6.5m/21ft infinity pool on the main deck aft
- A large foredeck sunbathing and alfresco living area
- A bridge deck dedicated to the Owner with two suites
- A sundeck Jacuzzi, bar and sunbathing area
- A lower deck spa wellness centre with gym, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, and
- A spiral staircase encircling a glass lift/elevator that connects all three decks.
The accommodation will provide for up to 12 guests across 6 en-suite cabins: 2 cabins on the Owner deck and 4 further cabins on the main deck. The Owner’s deck has one forward suite with direct access to the private outdoor lounge and the second cabin in the aft with access to its own outdoor lounging and dining area. The Two forward main deck cabins can be joined together to create one large VIP stateroom. A crew of 14 will ensure that everything runs seamlessly.
A pair of MTU 12V4000 M65R diesel engines will power PROJECT SPARTA through the water at a top speed of 16 knots, and the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) from Van Oossanen Naval Architects provides excellent efficiency, giving the vessel a range of 4,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots.
Delivery is scheduled for 2023.