2020: a glorious year ahead for Heesen with an exciting programme
Friday, January 10, 2020 2:30 PM
Heesen is set to begin the New Year with an exciting programme. With no less than 13 yachts under construction at a total of 731 linear metres and more impressively at a total gross tonnage of 10,114 GT, with deliveries that span through to 2023, the shipyard will be busy with the launch and delivery of fournew yachts in the 50-55-metre range.
The first yacht to be launched is the 5000 hybrid, YN 19150 Project Electra, sister ship to Home, the winner of several international accolades for her innovative propulsion system. The prestigious golden Neptune at the BOAT International design and innovation awards for Best technological innovation and the RINA green award by HSH Prince Albert of Monaco are just two of the very many.
Heesen’s current order book includes both ‘fast deliveries’ in the 50 to 55-metre size range – the core business of this Dutch shipyard – as well as full-custom one-off projects that reflect the personality and specific lifestyle of their owners and give Heesen the opportunity to take on new challenges… like those presented by the bold and daring Project Cosmos!
In June 2020, the hull and superstructure of 80-metre Cosmos will be joined together in Oss. This milestone in the construction of the largest and fastest aluminium yacht will present the first opportunity to fully appreciate in full splendour the exterior lines penned by Winch Design. Project Cosmos will then be moved to shed number 2 for the outfitting of her interiors created by Dutch design studio Sinot and crafted by the ingenious artisans of Heesen in Oss and Winterswijk.
Furthermore, Harrison Eidsgaard and Omega Architects are working closely with Heesen engineers developing Project Akira, the 5700 aluminium presented at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show.
2020 and the years to come will see Heesen busier than ever with new and exclusive projects, such as Project Sparta, Project Falcon, challenging propulsion systems as seen in the four waterjets of Project SkyFall, and ventures in the exploration world with Xventure in collaboration with Winch Design.
The New Year brings new challenges, and in turn these will present fresh opportunities for Heesen to innovate, push boundaries, collaborate and showcase the workmanship and skillset that resides in-house.