January 4 saw Project Antares celebrate launch day at Heesen Yachts, to the delight of her owner, who can’t wait to take her to some of the world’s best fishing grounds. You read that correctly. Even though Project Antares is a cruising megayacht, her owner is an avid angler, in addition to an experienced buyer. To
As much as superyachts have elegant interiors showcasing custom-crafted cabinetry, artistically inlaid stone, and more, some sneak in a bit of whimsy. Amid the serenity set by the warm, grey palette aboard Irisha, for example, you’ll find big, bold pops of color. They range from regal purple to grassy green, taking up entire walls, too.
One week ago today, the largest-volume 180-foot (55-meter) megayacht under construction in The Netherlands took a significant step forward. Project Castor, a.k.a. Heesen hull number 19055, had her hull and superstructure come together. Available for sale for a springtime 2020 delivery, Project Castor is the fourth megayacht so far in Heesen’s 55M Steel series. Therefore, she
A buyer’s representative called Mark Cavendish, Heesen Yachts’ sales director, with a special request. Actually, two special requests. The first: a 262-footer (80-meter). The second: “She had to be fast—preferably reaching the magic 30 knots,” Cavendish says. Project Cosmos, the largest-length and largest-volume megayacht in Heesen’s history, posed a challenge. How do you keep weight
Bob Book says he “was hooked forever” on boating when he took out a 16-footer (4.9-meter) on his honeymoon 44 years ago. He’s not kidding: Book Ends, delivered by Heesen Yachts last year, is the 17th yacht for this megayacht owner. Bayliner, Sunseeker, Westport; you name it, he’s owned it. In searching for a steel-hulled
In Greek mythology, Triton is the god who can calm or raise the seas. In yachting, Project Triton is among the megayachts coming together, literally, at Heesen Yachts. The shipyard joined the spec yacht’s hull and superstructure together to start off the month of September. The 164-footer (50-meter) is hull number two in Heesen’s 50