With an anticipated volume of 1,060 gross tons and LOA of 197 feet (60 meters), Project Falcon should make history for Heesen Yachts. This custom megayacht marks the biggest steel-hulled contract in its history.
For clarity, Project Falcon will be the biggest due to her immense volume. While Galactica Super Nova, delivered in 2016, is longer, at 230 feet (70 meters), her displacement is much less, 645 tons.
Longtime yard collaborator Omega Architects is lending Project Falcon her long, sporty looks, which bear some family resemblance to previous Heesen deliveries. However, the design studio is further setting her apart with a singular styling element. It’s the pronounced, multi-angle structure flowing down from the sundeck to the main deck. (Look just forward of her nameboard for the lower edge of the design feature.) Omega Architects and Heesen liken the element to that of a bird’s wing. It lends a little more muscle to the overall appearance while preserving the window lines.
Speaking of windows, they run floor to ceiling along the main and upper decks of Project Falcon. In combination with subtly lowered bulwarks, particularly aft on both decks, the owner and guests should enjoy the scenery wherever they cruise.
Sixteen passengers will stay aboard Project Falcon, in fact. The general arrangement is a bit unusual, too. All twins—four in total—sit below decks, for instance. Both a twin and a VIP suite sit on the main deck. They’re forward, where you might expect to find the master suite instead. They’re further connected, plus accompany a media room. Yet another VIP suite sits up one level, amidships. Very Important People indeed must be getting this stateroom, considering the owner’s suite sits aft. Project Falcon treats the owner to wrap-around views, as well as a private alfresco area with a hot tub.
The shipyard has not disclosed the interior designer for Project Falcon. Regardless, Heesen does add that 14 crewmembers will have accommodations as well, plus have extra stowage for making their jobs more efficient. The owner has requested additional dedicated cold and dry rooms, going on the megayacht’s tank deck.
Look for Project Falcon to celebrate her hand over in 2021. She’ll feature Van Oossanen Naval Architects’ Fast Displacement Hull Form. Therefore, expect better fuel burn throughout the speed range, whether cruising at 13 knots or topping out at 17½ knots, under MTU power. Best range at 13 knots: 4,200 nautical miles.