The powerful 2,000-hp MTU diesel engines that will eventually push Project Sparta to a reported top speed of 16 knots aren’t the only horse-related aspect of her build. For her keel-laying ceremony last week, her owner selected a Greek coin with Poseidon and a galloping horse. A Heesen welder took the steel plate upon which it was glued and attached it to the keel.
With a volume of about 1,200 gross tons, Project Sparta measures 219’8” (67 meters). This makes her the largest steel displacement motoryacht from the Dutch builder so far. Between making the most of that internal volume and the special spatial arrangements, the megayacht reflects a lot of personal input from the experienced owner.
For instance, Project Sparta has a full-beam main saloon. This is particularly unusual for her size. Additionally, she has a formal dining area inside that connects directly to a terraced aft deck. The styling of the superstructure, by Winch Design, conveniently protects guests who are just outside here from breezes underway and at anchor.
Yet additional unusual features aboard Project Sparta include four guest suites on the main deck. In fact, two of them share a sliding partition that can turn them into one super-size superyacht suite. Speaking of suites, the owner set aside the bride deck for his use. He further requested two suites, too, one forward and one aft. The forward stateroom benefits from a private alfresco lounge. The aft suite, meanwhile, leads out to yet another private space for dining and/or relaxing.
When guests want to spend time together outside, they can choose between the 21-foot-long (6.5-meter-long) infinity pool on the main aft deck and the sundeck’s hot tub and sunpads. Inside, they can use a glass elevator to access the lower deck’s spa area. It includes a gym, steam room, sauna, and even a hot tub.
Upon delivery in 2023, Project Sparta should enjoy a 4,500-nautical-mile range at 12 knots. Fourteen crew and two staff will take care of operations and the owner’s party.
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