“Backbone” Promises Heesen’s Project Cosmos Will Hit 30 Knots

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 Continue reading


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Tis, Nearing Delivery, Is a Big Blue Beauty

There’s nothing quite like kicking off the week strongly. The Lürssen team may especially agree today, considering it floated the megayacht Tis out of her build shed this morning. And yes, Tis is indeed her name, shining from her nameboards. Standing six decks high, accentuated by a blue hull and, unexpectedly, blue detailing on her aft upper Continue reading


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Universe, Newest Amels 242

New parents often put their new baby at the center of their world. So, perhaps the owner of the fittingly named Universe is doing the same. She’s the latest delivery from Amels from its Amels 242 range. Measuring 242’9” (74 meters), with an equally commodious beam of 40 feet (12.45 meters), the 242 debuted in 2016 Continue reading