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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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  • 09 apr 2019

    Heesen is delighted to announce that on Friday 5 April, YN 18750 was launched at the shipyard in Oss. Formerly known as Project Aster, the owner named his new yacht Masa during a private ceremony.

    Arcon Yachts from Monaco introduced the client and represented his interests throughout the construction.

    This new yacht in the 5000 Aluminium Class sports a unique name. Masa means my diamond – a diamond in its purest form, and one that symbolizes the highest form of royalty. The name perfectly fits this elegant yacht, the eighth in 5000 Aluminium Class, which is proving to be one of the most successful in Heesen’s extensive yacht range. She represents the pinnacle of Heesen’s expertise in building sporty, lithe and graceful semi-displacement motor yachts.

    The interior design by Cristiano Gatto celebrates the lineage of her forebears. The décor is fresh and elegant, and beautifully combines a light palette of colours with silver to create an atmosphere throughout the yacht that exudes tranquillity. The versatile layout comprises five lower deck suites and a master stateroom on the main deck forward, giving capacity for twelve guests serviced by nine crew.

    Her exterior lines, by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, embody Heesen’s DNA: the pelican-beak bow with reverse sheer and the sporty mast give Masa a very distinctive look.

    But Masa’s beauty does not lie exclusively in her aesthetics – her 50m all-aluminium semi-displacement hull has been designed, engineered and welded by Heesen’s in-house team to the smallest tolerances. With considered naval architecture and precision, lightweight aluminium construction, Masa will reach a rapid top speed of 23 knots thanks to two MTU 16V 4000 diesel engines. At 50 metres and coming in below 500GT, Masa perfectly combines performance, comfort, space and refined luxury.

    After launching, Masa will remain in the shipyard’s harbour basin for the final elements of construction and the commissioning of her systems. For her maiden voyage, Masa will then cruise to Hellevoetsluis where she will begin her rigorous sea trials and official tests before final handover to her owners in June 2019.

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