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Travel by yacht to the next level

A yacht is a beautiful way to expand your horizons in glorious comfort. But when that yacht is a Heesen it can be so much more. Only a Heesen yacht can take you to the destinations of your dreams by pushing the boundaries of quality, performance and design and offer the high level of luxury service you are accustomed to in your daily life. Heesen Yachts is the world leader in aluminium construction and our steel yachts consistently win major awards. Click here for more info.

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Experience, craftsmanship and innovation
Rick van de Wetering is Director of Operations at Heesen Yachts and brings to the job over 25 years of industry experience. In fact, he began his career with the Oss-based brand, fulfilling a number of managerial roles before working with other international shipyards. 

“I am excited about my return to Heesen Yachts,” says Rick. “We operate in one of the most incredible markets where no client is ever the same. That means we have to bring all our experience, craftsmanship and innovation to the table if we are to meet – and hopefully exceed – their highest expectations.”

Rick points to the rich heritage of Heesen Yachts that helps him to achieve this goal. The shipyard was a pioneer in the use of light aluminium alloy for building large yachts and the first to introduce revolutionary technical features such as the Fast Displacement Hull Form and Hull Vane. These and other innovations have resulted in ground-breaking projects that are simply beyond belief.

“We excel at building bespoke yachts between 30m and 80m that are absolutely personal to each client,” concludes Rick. “But another important part of my job is also to ensure that they thoroughly enjoy the process from concept to completion.” 

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One of the world’s leading builders of luxury superfast yachts and displacement and semidisplacement vessels in the range of 37 to 70 metres.

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News

  • 28 sep 2018

    Heesen Yachts revealed the details of Project Cosmos; set to be a colossal 80m with a top speed of 29 knots, she will be the shipyard’s largest yacht build to date and the fastest in her class, marking a succession of new technological firsts for the iconic Dutch shipyard. The brief was for speed and size, coupled with the aesthetic appeal of a contemporary sports car. The combination of speed, aluminium and length required Heesen to devise new methods of bringing longitudinal strength into the design without adding extra weight to the overall structure.

    A world leader in large aluminium yachts, Heesen developed a brand new patent: ‘The Backbone’ reminiscent of the I girder. The ‘I’ section design means it is far stronger than a flat metal bar – you can bend a flat bar but you can’t bend an I beam.

    To deliver on the promise of speed (a desired 29 knots), the Fast Displacement Hull Form will be fitted with four MTU engines MTU engines to drive two controllable pitch propellers, which are required to handle the enormous amount of power – a total of 19,000 horse power!

    A project of such proportion requires for an epic collaboration: renowned British studio Winch Design to pen her exteriors and Sinot for her interiors, the same studio chosen to design the interiors of Galactica Super Nova. Winch Design created sleek and contemporary exterior lines, to optimise life on board, while still maintaining the style elements unique to Heesen’s DNA. Remarkable features include a breath-taking 270 square metre Sun Deck; a completely flushed foredeck that doubles as a helicopter landing area and a chic outdoor cinema; a seven-metre pool with a glass bottom and waterfall that plunges from the deck above; and a spectacular beach club with a sunken walk-around bar, that features illuminated onyx panels and opens up to the transom and portside platforms.

    Award-winning Dutch studio Sinot have created an interior inspired by elements from nature, including natural mathematics, such as the Fibonacci sequence. Glass, natural light and optimised ceiling heights create a sense of balance and a clean aesthetic. These details are offset with the use of backlit onyx, crystal glass panels, straw marquetry, hard wood flooring, silk carpets, natural leather wall panelling and stainless-steel.

    Key interior design features include a stunning spiral staircase with stainless-steel detailing that wraps around the full glass elevator and a spacious foyer on the main deck, that combine to form a highly desirable entrance to the boat.

    The yacht will accommodate 12 guests in four guest suites on the lower deck, a VIP with an adjacent private studio on the bridge deck, and the striking master stateroom on the main deck forward. Nineteen crew in eleven cabins will be able to discretely service the guests.

    The press conference took place in the Salle Eiffel of Hotel Hermitage, Monte-Carlo, and was attended by industry leaders and international press.

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Events

  • 31 okt 2018

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will host the 59th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 31- Nov 4, 2018. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts. FLIBS is exactly where you want to be!

    Boating enthusiasts turned out in droves for the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which enjoyed a boost in attendance fanned in part by sunnier skies and consumer optimism about the economy.

    The 2017 boating spectacle, which ran Nov. 1-5 across seven locations in Fort Lauderdale, attracted 105,000 visitors.

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    Show location Royal Huisman, Oceanco, Amels/ Damen, Heesen Yachts & Feadship: 
    Bahia Mar/ Hall Of Fame/Las Olas Marina Show - Superyacht Avenue 

    Opening hours

    Prime Time Preview
    Wed. Oct 31, Noon - 7pm
    (Ticket valid any show day)

    General Admission
    Thur. Nov 1, 10am - 7pm
    Fri. Nov 2, 10am - 7pm
    Sat. Nov 3, 10am - 7pm
    Sun. Nov 4, 10am - 6pm

    Adress
    801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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