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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

  • 03 dec 2018

    Heesen is proud to announce the sale of YN 18750, 5000 Aluminium class, in collaboration with Arcon Yachts who introduced the client.
    YN 18750 – also known as Project Aster – started on speculation and is currently seven months away from delivery. This is the third contract signed in 2018 for a total of 190 linear meters and, even more impressively, 3,259 Gross Tons!

    The short delivery time, the impressive top speed of 23 knots and the renowned Dutch quality attracted Project Aster’s new Owners, who are fine yacht connoisseurs.

    Thanks to its 40 years of experience, Heesen is able to build aluminium hulls to enormously demanding tolerances. The in-house team of engineers and skilled welders have created a very slippery semi-displacement hull, that powered with two MTU 16V 4000 engines will deliver not only speed, but also efficiency and a smooth ride in any and all sea conditions. Aster is a true blue-water motor yacht, with a transatlantic range of 3,100 nm at the cruising speed of 11 knots.

    At 50 metres and below 500GT, Aster perfectly combines performance, comfort, space and refined luxury. 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 Project Aster a very distinctive look.
    Cristiano Gatto created an interior design that celebrates the lineage of her foresisters.

    A broad variety of materials and finishes characterise Project Aster’s interior design, complementing her quiet and serene ambience. Although the design shies away from over- embellishment, the richness and the variety of luxurious details are easy to see. In this elegant design, Cristiano has found perfection in simplicity. The versatile layout comprises five lower deck suites and a master stateroom on the main deck forward, with the capacity for twelve guests serviced by nine crew.

    Project Aster will be delivered to her new Owners in June 2019 after rigorous sea trials in the North Sea.

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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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    Click here for the list of exhibitors.

    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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