With 13 projects currently under construction, Heesen is anticipating a very busy year ahead with four superyachts set for delivery: PROJECT ELECTRA, PROJECT CASTOR, PROJECT TRITON and PROJECT POLLUX.
Heesen to launch four superyachts in 2020: Projects Castor, Electra, Triton and PolluxSuperyachts of 50 to 55-metres with fast delivery is the core business of Heesen. Known for their aluminium yachts with Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) designed by Van Oossanen, the shipyard also specialises in full-custom projects while working closely with owners to meet their requirements and exceed expectations.
Sistership to M/Y HOME, PROJECT ELECTRA is one of the first yachts to hit the water in the Netherlands this year. She will boast the innovative propulsion system by Heesen that was awarded golden Neptune at the Boat International Design and Innovation Awards for the Best Technological Innovation and RINA Green Award.
PROJECT CASTOR’s construction began in November 2018, and she was sold to an American client in May last year. Her striking exterior was developed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, while Bannenberg and Rowell were responsible for the interior design. With six staterooms onboard, including an 82-sqm master suite, she will be able to accommodate up to 12 guests. Her launch is in May 2020.
In November last year, Heesen announced that the 50m superyacht PROJECT TRITON was nearing completion. Her delivery is anticipated in February this year, with the final stages of work being completed at the shipyard before her imminent launch. Sistership to M/Y OMAHA delivered in July 2019; PROJECT TRITON will also be fitted with two MTU 8V4000 M63 diesel engines that produce a top speed of 15 knots. Her draft will allow cruising in the shallow waters of the Caribbean and the Bahamas at a cruising speed of 12 knots and with a range of 3,800nm.
Designed by Frank Laupman, the 55m aluminium superyacht PROJECT POLLUX is on schedule for delivery in autumn 2020. The yacht belongs to the 55m Steel FDHF series, which boast massive windows, straight lines and open bulwarks. The sundeck of 100sqm, beach club, wellness centre and several alfresco dining areas are only some of the outstanding features the superyacht possesses. The long-term partners of Heesen, Bannenberg and Rowell were working on the interiors, which include oak floors, marbles and bronze accents.
The largest and fastest aluminum yacht in-build at Heesen, the 80-meter PROJECT COSMOS, will have her hull and superstructure joined in June 2020. This stunning Winch-designed yacht will be then moved to the shipyard’s facilities for outfitting and installation of interiors by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design. PROJECT COSMOS’s expected launch is in 2022.
The shipyard’s planned deliveries of the current projects are spanned across the coming years through to 2023.