Winch Design in London and Heesen Yachts in the Netherlands have revisited their 187-foot (57-meter) Xventure concept from four years ago. The refreshed concept, with the latest design and technology developments, is the Heesen XV67.
The new concept is for a new audience of yacht buyers who seek “experiential travel in a way that combines luxury lifestyle and a sense of adventure.”
For starters, the Heesen XV67 is bigger, with a length overall of 220 feet (67 meters). The tenders are now on the open aft deck, too. This extra space further allows the yacht to have larger tenders or a personal submarine.
With the garage space from the previous design freed up, the teams also had more room to create larger guest staterooms in the accommodations plan. Additionally, one enhancement to the staterooms is a three-story master suite with a private deck.
And, as with all Heesen yachts these days, the XV67 is available with hybrid propulsion.
Hull colors are optional; Heesen is displaying the concept in two versions, one with a white hull and matching white superstructure, and another that switches the hull to a gray-blue hue.
Concept drawings also suggest that a helicopter can land on the after portion of the pilothouse deck, just above the tender stowage on the main deck. Renderings of the stern reveal at least one foldout platform that’s wide enough for side-by-side chaise lounges, and that has swim steps.
Up top, the yacht is shown with space for two sizable domes that would allow for satellite communications in most regions of the world.
The shipyard and design studio describe the Heesen XV67 as a crossover design, able to roam the Galapagos or Arctic while at the same time looking elegant off the Riviera in the Mediterranean.
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