27 September 2018
On Day 1 of MYS at the Hotel Hermitage, Mark Cavendish, Director of Sales and Marketing, announced Heesen Yacht’s largest design to date: the 80-metre full custom Project Cosmos.
Project Cosmos will not only be the shipyard’s largest yacht build to date but also the fastest in her class, marking a succession of new technological firsts for the iconic Dutch shipyard.
The client wanted a large superyacht capable of going very fast “preferably reaching the magic speed of 30 knots” commented Cavendish.
Heesen devised new methods of bringing longitudinal strength into the design without adding extra weight to the overall structure, creating a brand new patent: ‘The Backbone’ reminiscent of the I girder. The ‘I’ section design means it is far stronger than a flat metal bar – you can bend a flat bar but you can’t bend an I beam.
The design by Winch uses a Van Oossanen Fast Displacement Hull. The Fast Displacement Hull Form will be fitted with four MTU engines MTU engines to drive two controllable pitch propellers, which are required to handle the enormous amount of power – a total of 19,000 horse power.
Remarkable features include a breath-taking 270 square metre Sun Deck; a completely flushed foredeck that doubles as a helicopter landing area and a chic outdoor cinema; a seven-metre pool with a glass bottom and waterfall that plunges from the deck above; and a spectacular beach club with a sunken walk-around bar, that features illuminated onyx panels and opens up to the transom and portside platforms.
Key interior design features by Sinot include a stunning spiral staircase with stainless-steel detailing that wraps around the full glass elevator and a spacious foyer on the main deck, that combine to form a highly desirable entrance to the boat.
Ducted air conditioning throughout the yacht will be a first for Heesen.
The yacht will accommodate 12 guests in four guest suites on the lower deck, a VIP with an adjacent private studio on the bridge deck, and the striking master stateroom on the main deck forward.
The yard also announced a 57-metre all aluminium fast yacht and a foray into explorer yachts – “a major departure from Heesen’s normal fare” notes Cavendish. The long range superyacht will be built tough, and feature a helipad and huge space for toys and equipment.