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Superyacht Show Time: American Premieres at FLIBS

Over the past 58 years, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) has earned a reputation as being the world’s largest in-water boat show. It’s also become a significant superyacht show. While some people claim that megayachts are larger than superyachts, or that superyachts start at 130 feet, pay no attention. The words mean the Continue reading


Heesen’s Project Alida Gains Owners, for Delivery in July

Another Fast Displacement motoryacht from Heesen now has a buyer. Project Alida will find herself in her experienced owners’ hands in time for the summer season. Similar to most Heesen builds, Project Alida began on spec. The 740-gross-ton megayacht employs Van Oossanen Naval Architects’ proven Fast Displacement Hull Form, which permits fuel-efficient cruising throughout the Continue reading


Heesen Project Maia Premieres

The latest in Heesen’s 50M full-displacement series premiered to the press today at the Dutch shipyard. She’s Project Maia, set for hand-over in 2018. Heesen turned to two studios, previous collaborators, for styling and interior design of the steel-hulled megayacht. Clifford Denn Design drew inspiration from a number of sports cars for the sleek, curvy Continue reading