|“HOME” – (50m – Aluminum – Hybrid) won 2 Neptune Awards at the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards: “Best Naval Architecture” and “Best Ecological Design & Operation Innovation” Award.
HEESEN YACHTS – announces the sixth sale in 2017
|Project Maia (YN 18350), the first in the 50m Steel class designed by Clifford Denn is sold!
2017 has been a record year: Project Maia is the sixth yacht sold in the past 12 months. The sale of Maia brings the total tonnage sold this year to an impressive 3,476GT.
At 50 metres, Project Maia is a true blue-water motoryacht with a traditional displacement steel hull below 500GT. Her naval architecture and engineering are by Heesen’s in-house team of experts. Powered by twin MTU 8V4000 M63 she will reach a top speed of 15 knots and will have a range of 3,800 nautical miles at the cruising speed of 12 knots.
Clifford Denn designed a yacht with a strong character, splicing Heesen DNA with innovative design elements. Project Maia’s curvy flowing forms and sharp knuckle lines recall iconic car designs. Exquisite details such as the ‘Fisker whiskers’ grille of the aft fashion plates and the navigation lights are borrowed from classic car designs. Functional ‘military style’ wheelhouse – with forward slanted windows – confers a muscular appearance to the yacht, whilst a large roof overhang offers the captain protection from the elements.
Reymond Langton have created a warm and inviting interior design with light-bleached oak contrasting with stained walnut. The contemporary and calm architecture feel is achieved by combining simple lines with textured materials. The design is softened by the use of pale taupe leather and fabrics, with colour highlights introduced in artwork panels, decorative fabrics and furnishings. Thoughtful indirect LED lighting provides a warm and inviting atmosphere while drawing the eye to key design features.
The owner and his team are working with the designers and the shipyard engineers to tailor Project Maia to their taste and lifestyle, creating a yacht that will take them around the world in comfort and style. Project Maia will boast a unique light misty gray colour scheme, which will make heads turn wherever she may cruise.
Project Maia will be delivered to her new owners after intensive sea trials in the North Sea in June 2018.
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There is no other marine event quite like Dubai International Boat Show. 2018 marks the 26th anniversary of this world-famous festival, where fortunes are launched and dreams set sail. Don’t miss 5 days celebrating the marine lifestyle, with the industries latest and greatest showcased against the spectacular backdrop of the Dubai International Marine Club in Mina Seyahi.
HEESEN YACHTS – announces the fifth sale in 2017
|HEESEN announces the sale of YN 18650 Project Boreas to an experienced sailing yacht owner.
This is the fifth sale in 2017, bringing the total linear length sold this year to an impressive 257 metres!
Project Boreas is a 50m full-aluminium motoryacht built on the design and engineering platform of Nova Plus, offering fast yet very efficient performance thanks to its Fast Displacement Hull Form with a draft of just 2.15 metres, all wrapped up in a contemporary exterior design by Omega Architects.
Thanks to his extensive sailing experience, the owner has been able to infuse his personal touch into every single area of the yacht.
Mark Whiteley Design has been appointed to create a contemporary, welcoming and inviting interior, which will be executed by the in-house craftsmen at Heesen Yachts Interiors.
Powered by twin MTU 12V 2000 M72 engines (1080kW each), YN 18650 will reach a top speed of nearly 20 knots. At 12 knots she will have a transatlantic range of 3,750 nautical miles and a frugal fuel consumption of just approximately 98 litres an hour (excluding generators), remarkable for a 50-metre yacht of 499GT displacing 320 tons.
Project Boreas is a shining example of how a discerning client can customise the pre-engineered design platform of a hull already in construction, considerably shortening the delivery time. In fact, the yacht will be delivered in July 2019 after intensive sea trials in the North Sea.
photo by Dick Holthuis
HEESEN YACHTS – announces the christening of YN 18050 (formerly Project Alba)
|Heesen is proud to announce the christening of YN 18050 (formerly Project Alba) during a private ceremony at the shipyard in Oss, in the presence of the owners and the Heesen workforce.In the next weeks,
VanTom will be tested in the winter-rough waters of the North Sea. Like her sister ships she is expected to reach a maximum speed of 23 knots and have a range of 3,100 nautical miles at 12 knots. VanTom is due for delivery in January 2018 and will be for private use only.
|HEESEN YACHTS – COMMERCIAL SUCCESS: Project Ayla, 5000 aluminium class, is sold!
The 5000 aluminium class epitomizes Heesen’s ability to create successful semi-custom superyachts highly customisable to incorporate the client’s taste and lifestyle.Created to meet the demand for shorter deliveries and to avoid compromising on quality, the 5000 aluminium platform is based on proven design and tested technology – reducing the delivery time by approximately six months.
Furthermore, Heesen financial independence, allowed to begin the construction of Ayla on speculation, further shortening her delivery time.
Ayla is a full aluminium performance yacht below the 500GT threshold, with a highly efficient hard-chine hull built according to Heesen’s acknowledged expertise in weight reduction. Powered by two high power-to-weight ratio MTU 2,880kW engines, Ayla will reach a maximum speed of 23 knots and will have a long range of 3.100 nautical miles at 11 knots.
Acclaimed Italian designer Cristiano Gatto – at his sixth collaboration with this Dutch shipyard – created a chic minimalist interior, a contemporary interpretation of New Déco. The extensive use of upholstery, both on vertical and horizontal surfaces, allows Ayla’s new owners to choose material and colour palettes to create the atmosphere that meets their taste. The design offers comfort and cosiness thanks to the use of soft chenille fabric, while high gloss ebony and Canaletto walnut timbers confer a very luxurious feel throughout the whole interior.
Heesen Yachts Interiors fine wood-carpenters will work for the next six months to carve and sculpt this refined interior design. Heesen is one of the few shipyards in the world that still has its own interior carpentry shop.
Another yacht in the 5000 aluminium class, YN 18750, is currently under construction at the shipyard in Oss and is available for delivery in Spring 2019.
HEESEN YACHTS – M/Y Home
(50m Alu – Fast Displacement with hybrid propulsion)
M/Y Home will make her début as world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show! (berth number C01 at Quai Chicane)
M/Y Home is all about fuel efficiency, smart design and great comfort. She is the world’s first Fast Displacement with hybrid propulsion.
She is not only an ultra-efficient, low fuel-burning yacht, but also one of the quietest on the oceans, offering the ultimate luxury: Silent cruise.
She offers superlative performance and efficiency in a luxurious design package of under 500GT. Add a striking superstructure, vertical bow and spacious aft platform and we believe this yacht is a cut above others in her class.
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HEESEN YACHTS – Delivery of “HOME” –
the world’s first Fast Displacement with hybrid propulsion
The world’s first Fast Displacement motor yacht equipped with hybrid propulsion was delivered to her Owner in international waters.HOME (formerly Project NOVA) – a 50m all aluminium motor yacht below 500GT with shallow draft – underwent intensive sea trials in the North Sea for five days in calm sea conditions with waves of up to 0.5m and light breeze.The results are impressive: not only has HOME easily exceeded her contractual maximum speed of 16.3 knots in the traditional diesel engine mode, but also in the hybrid ‘quiet mode’. Thanks to two 127kW water-cooled DC electric shaft motors, she also exceeded the predicted speed of 9 knots with noise and vibration levels well below the Specification levels.HOME is not only extremely quiet, she is also highly fuel efficient. At 12 knots, she has a fuel consumption of 98 litres per hour (excluding generators) and at 10 knots in hybrid mode this further reduces to a staggering 45 litres per hour, which for a 50m yacht, displacing 295 tons and with a Gross Tonnage of 499 is an outstanding achievement. Heesen is also renowned for its meticulous attention to weight reduction, and HOME is an effortless embodiment of this; being lighter than predicted, she is the perfect demonstration of Heesen’s signature capabilities. This impressive performance is achieved with just two MTU 12V 2000 M61 engines of 600 kW each, which are smaller than those typically fitted on a yacht of this size. This is once again proof of the remarkable efficiency of the Fast Displacement Hull form devised by van Oossanen Naval Architects, engineered by Heesen’s in-house specialists, and perfectly executed by Heesen’s talented team of welders.HOME has also exceeded her range predictions measuring an impressive 4,250 miles at 12 knots – 500 more than specified and this achieved with a fuel capacity of just 45,000 litres, further underlining the remarkable efficiency of the Fast Displacement hull.
HOME is not only extraordinary for her exceptional performance and excellent seakeeping tendencies, she is also a head-turner. Frank Laupman of Omega Architects is responsible for her striking profile. From her vertical bow and characterising spray rails, to her stern with a large fixed swim platform, wide sweeping stairs leading to the main deck, and the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, HOME is a design delight. Interior stylist, Cristiano Gatto worked closely with the Owner to create an interior décor that boasts a sophisticated linear design based on a two-tone palette. This theme gives a relaxed and bright feel throughout the whole interior, inviting the outdoors and spectacular vistas to feature centre stage from within.
A sister ship is in production she will be ready for delivery in Spring 2019 (for sale): http://www.hollandyachts.org/heesen-nova-hybrid
HOME will début at the Monaco Yacht Show from September 27 to 30.
HEESEN YACHTS – Book Ends has been delivered!
This 47m displacement motor yacht below 500GT was sold in May to an experienced American yachtsman.
Book Ends will spend the summer season cruising in the Mediterranean and then will cross the Atlantic to attend the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.She is currently sailing towards Gibraltar in moderate sea conditions with long waves. The captain comments: “It feels very safe as Book Ends’ structure is solid – Dutch solid! The vessel is very responsive and accepts steering commands immediately. The use of the large rudders in conjunction with the power steering unit makes for a very quick reaction when the steering tiller is moved, even the slightest amount. We can’t wait to welcome the Owners on board their new home away from home!”Book Ends’ exterior classic contemporary lines are designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, while Bannenberg & Rowell created a rich and luxurious interior style inspired by the theme of kinetic energy. This beautiful design package encases a perfectly engineered machine built according to the highest Dutch quality standards.
Book Ends – equipped with two MTU diesel engines 8V 4000 M63 – easily exceeded the contractual speed by 0.6 knots, reaching 15.6 knots during her sea trials, and has an transatlantic range of 4,000nm at 12 knots.
Jongert Yacht – Ibiza Regatta 2018
This exclusive event is open to Jongert yachts only, her owners, their family, best friends and all crew members.
Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 40m to 49.9m: Amore Mio
This class tested the judges’ analytical skills and every yacht was treated to detailed scrutiny and discussion. Following this, the secret ballot proved the 45 metre HeesenAmore Mio to be their favourite. The judges admired the versatility of this vessel, which offers an unusual blend of 30-knot performance and a 2,750 nautical mile range at its 12-knot cruising speed.Her owners’ requested a ‘summer house on the sea’ and the judges felt this to be well met, with spacious open decks offering admirable dining and lounging areas on two levels aft, while the foredeck offers additional sun-lounging and seating. With so much space devoted to outside areas, the interior layout had to make intelligent use of every available square metre, and the judges felt that this was achieved without compromising either the guest or crew quarters. The technical aspects of the yacht were also praised, particularly the build quality, the gyro-stabilisers that provide low speed and ‘at anchor’ stability, and the possibility to deploy life preservers at the push of a button.(Text: Boat International)
Launched Heesen’s Project Nova – now christened M/Y Home. She is the world’s first Fast Displacement with hybrid propulsion.
Project Ruya, Heesen’s latest 47m displacement recently completed the sea trials and exceeded the contractual speed!
Commercial success: ALIDA is sold!
A marriage made in MARTINIQUE
Last Friday was a big day! The marriage of the hull and superstructure of the Moonen Martinique. As the high tensile steel and aluminium superstructure came together in sweet harmony, the stunning curves and spacious feel of the second superyacht in our Caribbean line were unveiled.
Like every wedding, the marriage of a hull and superstructure is always an exciting and slightly tense moment for the main parties involved. No matter how good your preparations, regardless of how sure you are that this is the perfect match, you only find out how the two pieces fit together in practice on this special day. Thankfully everything went very smoothly and the hull and superstructure were joined with millimetre precision.
Landmarks in the build of a yacht (project manager Nicky van Zon)
The keel laying ceremony
The marriage of the hull and superstructure
When the boat comes into daylight for the first time
That final big day will take place at the start of 2018.
Heesen unveils Project Maia, 50m steel displacement motoryacht
Project Maia is a 50m steel hulled, full-displacement motoryacht below the 500GT threshold with exterior design by Clifford Denn and interiors by Reymond Langton.
She has accommodation for 10 guests in 5 staterooms, master suite on the main deck forward, four guest suites, 3 doubles and one twin on the lower deck. Crew accommodation is for 10 in 5 cabins.
Maia’s tenders are carried on the fore deck where they can be easily and quickly deployed, and allow for a luxurious beach club, complete with a bar, sauna and pulsating sound system.
Powered by two MTU 1,000 kW engines Project Maia will reach a top speed of 15 knots and will have a range of 3,800nm at cruising speed of 12 knots. At 10 knots the fuel consumption will be 95 L/h and at maximum speed (15 knots) it will be 390 L/h.
Project Maia’s naval architecture and engineering is done by Heesen’s in-house talented and uber-experienced team.
Clifford Denn created this gorgeous, flowing, simple yet complex exterior design which sets Maia apart from all competitors.
Maia’s profile embodies Heesen’s DNA yet also includes original design elements that give her a unique and distinctive look.
Car enthusiasts will easily recognize how Project Maia’s exterior lines are inspired by contemporary and classic car design. The grilles on the main deck aft fashion plates, for example, are only one of the many design details that lend “contemporary” appeal.
Heesen’s traditional pelican bow, with its reversed sheer line, is perfectly integrated into the curvaceous shapes introduced by Clifford Denn for a timeless yet sporty look: Clifford has made us proud by creating something refreshingly new while respecting and interpreting the Heesen family feeling.
Outdoor spaces are carefully thought to maximise the balance between the yacht’s interior volumes and exterior spaces. The result is 250 square metres of deck space arranged over three levels.
Sun deck statistics? More than 68 square metres of space and an overall length of 16 metres for guests to enjoy and relax.
We appointed Reymond Langton Design, with whom we successfully created the award winning interior of Ann G, to design Maia’s interiors.
They have created a beautiful, classic and homely design that works both as a comfortable and elegant private yacht but, can also accommodate charter guests if so desired.
Project Maia just entered the outfitting period and will be available for delivery in 2018 after intensive sea trials in the North Sea.
Amore Mio and Galactica Super Nova are finalists at the Boat International (WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS)
NEWS: THE CARIBBEAN MONITO (MOONEN YACHTS): A NEW TAKE ON SUPERYACHT LIFE
NEWS: Galactica Super Nova wins 2 awards at the ShowBoats Design Awards 2017 in Kitzbühel
Devised by van Oossanen Naval Architects the Fast Displacement Hull Form of Galactica Super Nova has been thoroughly optimised using extensive CFD analysis that led to design a more stretched aft body, further improving efficiency.
The angle and position of the fin stabilisers were meticulously defined in order to have the maximum comfort effect with the least penalty in terms of speed. Humphrey interceptors complete the hull design ensuring comfortable, dynamic trim behaviour at all speeds.
The ultra efficient FDHF is perfectly complemented by Galactica Super Nova’s innovative propulsion system consisting of two wing engines and one central booster engine, with fixed-pitch propellers – a configuration installed for the first time on a superyacht.
With an acceleration from 0 to 30 knots in just 75 seconds, at 70m Galactica Super Nova is not only one of the 200 largest yachts in the world but also one of the fastest.
Heesen was the first shipyard to implement the revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull form into superyachts and today has five yachts sporting this hull form currently in construction.
Galactica Super Nova’s spiral staircase won the hearts of the jury for its mind-blowing design and perfect execution, which includes the elaborate light installation and seamless polished stainless steel trim that blends into the walls, stair treads, ceiling and floors.
Galactica Super Nova has won five international accolades so far.
Congratulations to van Oossanen Naval Architects for yet another ultra-efficient and high performance design and to Sinot for their achievement!
NEWS: PROJECT NOVA – the owner appoints Cristiano Gatto as interior stylist
The owner of Project Nova has appointed Italian designer Cristiano Gatto as interior stylist.
Sold in June 2016, Project Nova is the world’s first Fast Displacement with hybrid propulsion. The client, a yacht enthusiast, was attracted by the dynamic exterior design and the impressive performance of this innovative and super quiet superyacht.
“The owner asked us to modify colour scheme, design details and overall decoration to give the interior a contemporary, almost minimalist design,” comments Cristiano Gatto, who worked closely with the owner and his team to personalise the interior to match the client’s lifestyle. “We stepped in when the outfitting works were at an advanced stage, so we had to work with the existing structures. A two-tone palette has been chosen to give the interiors a bright and relaxing feel. The contrast between the pure white of fabrics, leather and lacquered surfaces and the warm hues of woods, create a sophisticated ambience in all the rooms, bathrooms included. Hints of colour brighten the scheme with deep red or burgundy decorative items, cushions and throws in both the exterior and interior areas to catch the eye and juice things up. The linearity of design is enriched by geometrical patterns, precious materials and meticulously designed details.”
Project Nova is scheduled to be launched on April 14, 2017, at the Heesen shipyard in Oss.
NEWS: “REVOLUTION 47m” – Shipyard Jongert – starts production
The Jongert shipyard is proud to announce the sale of the first 47m expedition motor yacht Revolution .
This revolutionary yacht is just under 500GT and houses numerous innovations. Moreover, it goes without saying that the yard will be in full swing in 2017 and ready to lay down the keel of various other new yachts with a combined length of 99 metres in total!
NEWS: PROJECT “AYLA” hull and superstructure joined together
December 2016 the process of joining the hull and superstructure of Project Ayla was completed at the facility in Oss. Project Ayla is a 50m semi-displacement yacht with sleek exterior lines styled by the talented Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. Embodying Heesen’s DNA with its aluminium, hard-chine hull and distinctive superstructure, the successful 50m semi-displacement class is an emblem of sporty elegance coupled with impressive performance in terms of speed, range and stability. Two MTU 16V series 4000 are installed on board Project Ayla. Heesen’s in-house naval architects and engineers created the hull design based on the cumulative experience of building 36 semi-displacement yachts over 40m.
The result is one of the most efficient hull forms on the market, perfectly executed by Heesen’s skilled, in-house welders. Thanks to her unique combination of design and craftsmanship, Project Ayla will reach a maximum speed of 23 knots and deliver a transatlantic range of 3,200nm at 11 knots. No other yacht currently available on the market offers similar performance!
But Project Ayla is not only about speed and power, she is also very much about comfort and space. Zero speed stabilizers reduce motion to a minimum while at anchor and the yacht offers the best internal volume possible in a design package below the 500GT threshold. Twelve guests are accommodated in six cabins. The full-beam master suite is traditionally located on the main deck forward, while the guest cabins are found on the lower deck, including one full-beam VIP, 2 twin, and 2 double staterooms, all with private en suite bathrooms. Cristiano Gatto created a minimalist chic interior, a contemporary interpretation of New Déco style inspired by the work of design legend Jean-Michel Frank. Clients have the opportunity to personalise the décor at different stages of the construction process thanks to the extensive use of fabric upholstery, both on vertical and horizontal surfaces. This will allow the new owners to choose material and colour palettes to create the atmosphere that corresponds to their own taste and lifestyle. The balance between outdoor and indoor space is perfect with no less than four al-fresco dining possibilities available for guests to choose from.
The 70-sqm sundeck is one of the most popular areas on board with its forward spa pool surrounded by sunpads, a full-service bar and a dining table for twelve. The bridge deck aft terrace connects with the sky lounge offering a splendid setting for dining with stunning views. Casual al-fresco dining is also possible forward in front of the bridge and on the aft terrace on the main deck.
After intensive sea trials in the North Sea, project Ayla will be available for delivery in April 2018: perfect timing for a gorgeous summer season of high-speed cruising in comfort and style!
Robert Drontmann, Sales Manager at Heesen Yachts, will be part of the general board of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group. A special welcome to this new board member with a long career in the Olympic sailing division and business career in the superyacht industry.