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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

  • 18 dec 2017

    Heesen is delighted to announce the sale of Project Maia (YN 18350), the first in the 50m Steel class designed by Clifford Denn. 2017 has been a record year for Heesen: Project Maia is the sixth yacht sold in the past 12 months and the fourth through our Fort Lauderdale office. The sale of Maia brings the total tonnage sold this year to an impressive 3,476GT.

    Chris Collins from Ocean Independence Fort Lauderdale introduced the client, an American serial yacht owner, who spent over a year shopping for his new yacht. He fell in love with the bold profile of Project Maia and her world-cruising capabilities.

    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.

    Ten guests will be accommodated in five suites, with the owner's stateroom set forward on the main deck.

    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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Events

  • 12 apr 2018

    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 Canal, Jumeirah.

    The Dubai International Boat show takes place from 27 February to 3 March 2018.

    For more information please visit the website here.

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