From the legendary waters of the North Sea to the mythical Mediterranean. The latest technological masterpiece in aluminium, made by Heesen Yachts, designed and built with superior Dutch quality. A new yacht, launched in Holland and delivered in Malta, the natural setting for beautiful Goddesses and valiant Knights.
Heesen was the first Dutch shipyard to use aluminium alloy to built luxury motoryachts, and has become an expert in the process, over thirty years of non-stop hard work. Over time, Heesen has also expanded its business to include steel vessels, thus completing its range of metal boats.
Heesen Yachts is today a clear leader in designing, building and engineering both aluminium high- performance motoryachts and steel and aluminium long-range motoryachts.
Heesen Yachts’ solid design philosophy, based on cutting edge techniques and technologies, has allowed it to attain the current world state of the art in modern luxury yacht-building.
Its boats have incredibly high standards in terms of quality and reliability, safety and seaworthiness. These aspects are checked in extensive preliminary tank tests, and then put to the test in tough sea trials carried out in the challenging conditions of the North Sea.
The yachts are built at Heesen Yachts’ production facilities, which cover a total surface area of 44 thousand square metres (around half of which is covered).
On land, the yard’s main infrastructures comprise nine large halls of various sizes: one that is 44 metres long, another 55 metres long, three 50-metre halls of which two have dry docks; and a hall 90m long, 30 metres wide and 17 metres high, opened in 2005, which allows work to be carried out on three yachts simultaneously.
And finally, since last year there have been three new 55-metre halls, all of which have dry docks, allowing the yard to boost its output to a maximum of nine yachts each year. Currently, this setup allows Heesen to build motoryachts measuring between 37 and 65 metres (121-213 ft).
Heesen Yachts’ order book currently lists a number of yachts in the design and construction stages, and fifteen vessels are scheduled for delivery to their owners over the next two years.
Among these, five are in steel/aluminium with displacement hulls, while ten are made entirely from aluminium and have semi-displacement hulls.
It is therefore clear that all-aluminium yachts make up two thirds of the yard’s output, and are indeed its true core business, as well as representing the true, dynamic spirit of Heesen Yachts.
In any case, metal is a constant source of inspiration for the experts at this Dutch yard, who use the two metals for their two ranges of motoryachts.
The first is a range of fully custom-built displacements, with steel hull and aluminium superstructure, which come in three lengths: 47 m/154 ft, 50 m/164 ft and 55 m/180 ft.
The second is a range of semi-displacement semi custom yachts, with aluminium hull and superstructure, consisting of six models: the 3700 Series (37 m/121 ft), which is the Heesen entry level series that was launched on the market in 2003 and heralded the new generation; the 4000 Series (40 m/131 ft), Heesen’s new series now under construction, which was previewed in issue number 10 of Yacht Première last year; the 4400 Series (44 m/144 ft), the latest addition to which is My Petra, featured in this article; the 4700 series (47 m/154 ft), including Celestial Hope, presented in an article last year in issue number 13 of Yacht Première; and lastly, two new series, the 5000 Series (50 m/164 ft) and the 5500 Series (55 m/180 ft). [...]