Heesen 56M Fast Displacement, YN 18556

Known for now simply by her hull number, YN 18556, a project at Heesen Yachts completed the first step toward becoming a 184-footer. She’s a Heesen 56M Fast Displacement. Heesen hosted the keel-laying ceremony, seen above, for the custom yacht on January 19. The shipyard is keeping most design details confidential, at least for now. Continue reading


Readers’ Choice: Most Popular Stories of 2016

It’s common practice for the media to take a look back at the year that was. Here at MegayachtNews.com, we were curious as to what stories generated the most interest among you, our readers. As much as we know certain shipyards are among your favorites, we also know patterns aren’t always predictable. Who could have Continue reading


PHOTO: Dick Holthuis

Project Ayla All Together Now

The latest megayacht available from Heesen Yachts is five months from completion. Project Ayla just saw her hull and superstructure come together this weekend, in fact. The all-aluminum yacht, also known as hull number YN 18250, measures 163’4”. She’s the latest in Heesen’s semi-displacement series of that size. It’s also worth noting that Heesen has Continue reading