Project NEPTUNE Heesen YN 18556

Project NEPTUNE by Heesen Yachts

Heesen Yachts celebrates the marriage of the hull and the superstructure of Project NEPTUNE (aka 18556).

The first pictures of the 56m motor yacht show the typical Heesen design language: Sport and elegant exterior lines – this time by H2 Yacht Design. For the “bright and elegant interior with a contemporary design interwoven with subtle design details and artworks to create a rich but refined atmosphere” is Reymond Langton Design responsible. Speaking of the interior, the layout provides an 85 sqm owner’s area on the main deck. This area includes bedroom, bathroom with bath tube, his and hers walk-in wardrobe, private gym with steam room and office.

Project NEPTUNE Heesen YN 18556
Project NEPTUNE Heesen YN 18556
Project NEPTUNE Heesen YN 18556

Pictures by Dick Holthuis

The four guest cabins are placed on the lower deck and will accommodate eight guests. All cabins are equipped with ensuite bathrooms and king-size beds. Another suite on the bridge deck. A crew of 13 will service guests, owners, and the yacht. They can use separate corridors and stairs to work in privacy.

The yacht is powered by two MTU 8V 4000 M63 and can reach a top speed of 15.5 knots. NEPTUNE has a range of 4,300 nautical miles at her cruising speed of 13 knots. Furthermore, she meets Lloyds 100A1 SSC YACHT [] LMC LARGE COMMERCIAL YACHT LY3 and IMO Tier III exhaust emission regulations.


Pollux Amels 111m Yacht

POLLUX (111m) by Amels and H2 Yacht Design

Amels and H2 Yacht Design to present the 111m concept POLLUX

Pollux has seven decks and was designed to meet the requirements of the PYC (Passenger Yacht Code). The code is for yachts with the capability to carry 13 – 36 guests. The Pollux concept welcomes 20 guests along with a crew of 48. The crew can do much work without disturbing the guests because of prudent access to all parts of the yacht.

Pollux Amels 111m Yacht
Pollux Amels 111m Yacht
Pollux Amels 111m Yacht

Jonny Horsfield, Director H2 Yacht Design:

“Our ambition was a design that drew on the AMELS DNA and heritage, but didn’t simply reproduce existing details. We have looked forward to the future design direction of the AMELS fleet, whilst maintaining a timeless look that captures the pinnacle of AMELS yacht building.”

Hans Konings, AMELS Design Manager:

“Our top team of yacht building experts has long experience collaborating with world-renowned designers and architects. We have a deep understanding of shipbuilding and our strong connections with classification societies and flag states. However you imagine your AMELS Full Custom yacht, you can be sure of the most advanced design and engineering with the absolute highest AMELS quality.”

Pollux Amels 111m Yacht

POLLUX has a large swimming pool aft on the main deck. Another smaller pool can be found on the upper deck. At the aft of this deck is a large round firepit lounge area. Guests can arrive by helicopter that can land on the foredeck.

The yard about the design and color scheme: Long sweeping lines are highlighted in the sophisticated tonal paint scheme with metallic silver and jet black gloss superstructure with high-polish stainless steel grill and cloud white hull. Sharp surfacing and edges play with light. The upper aft decks appear to float, adding lightness to the visual weight of the design.

Main Specifications

Length over all:111.70 m
Length Waterline:101.00 m
Beam:16.10 m
Draft:4.30 m
Exterior Design:H2 Yacht Design
Naval Architecture:Amels
Top Speed:17 knots
Cruising Speed:13 knots
Range:6,000 nm @ 13 knots
Gross Tonnage:4,750 GT
Guests:20
Crew:47 + Captain


AL LUSAIL Lurssen

AL LUSAIL (Project Jupiter) by Lürssen

Germany's premium yacht builder Lürssen launched M/Y AL LUSAIL (Project Jupiter).

AL LUSAIL has a length of 123-meter and a beam of 20-meter. The design came from the boards of H2 Yacht Design and features large glass facades for panoramic views over the seas. The interior was designed by March & White. Both design studios worked for their first time with Lürssen and created a stunning design (in case the interior also fresh like the exterior).

Update August 18, 2017: The yacht left the yard and set the sails to Kristiansand in Norway.

AL LUSAIL Lurssen
AL LUSAIL Yacht Project Jupiter Lürssen


Elada Bilgin Motor Yacht

Video: Elada by Bilgin Yachts

Elada: 45m motor yacht by Bilgin Yachts with a stylish reverse bow.

Elada was designed by London-based H2 Yacht Design. Bilgin launched her in 2014.


McMullen & Wing FLOW by Vripack

McMullen & Wing presents 3 Motor Yacht Concepts

Auckland-based yacht builder McMullen & Wing presents three motor yacht concepts by well-known yacht designers.

This design is inspired by the 45m Big Fish also designed by Gregory Marshall and built by McMullen & Wing. There is also another 50m project currently in build what is similar to the Diamond design.

McMullen & Wing DIAMOND by Greg Marshall

Flow by Vripack

My personal favorite – a great mix of traditional and modern lines. Designated with an enclosed beach house on the aft deck, sky lounge with “gull wing lookouts”. This one is not under construction but yacht based on the concept called Revolution is under construction at Jongert.

McMullen & Wing FLOW by Vripack

Last but not least: Blade by H2 Yacht Design

Not the typical expedition yacht, but Blade is equipped with large tenders, flexible interior and swimming pool.

McMullen & Wing BLADE by H2 Yacht Design


ISA Yachts 71m

New contract for ISA YACHTS

ISA Yachts signed a contract to complete a 71m yacht built by Russian shipyard Sevmash.

The exterior and interior lines were designed by H2 Yacht Design. ISA Yachts will complete the technical areas, interior works, installations, exterior furniture and installation of the teak deck.

ISA Yachts 71m
ISA Yachts 71m
ISA Yachts 71m

Hein Velema, Head of Sales and Marketing of ISA YACHTS comments:

“The Owner chose ISA YACHTS for its ability to realize the best yacht interiors with an unrivaled quality as shown in the recent past with the award-winning 60m Mary Jean II, the 63m Kolaha or the 50m Belle Anna. This capability, combined with the flexibility to include this project within the busy schedule of the shipyard, were the key factors to secure this contract”.

The interior layout features a large saloon and adjoining dining room on the main deck plus a TV lounge on the upper deck. The guests accommodations include five guest cabins and two separate Owner’s suites, one on the main deck and one on the lower deck with an hinged shell door that becomes a beautiful platform right at sea level.


Hydrogen Superyacht 2

62-meter Complete Hydrogen powered Superyacht

H2 Yachts and motioncode: blue developed a complete hydrogen-powered superyacht.

The developers had the goal to create a yacht that combines Zero-Emission technology with a great design, harmonious lines, and functionality.

The yacht has a fully electric propulsion system with a LOHC (Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers) as an energy storage. The concept has enough to have an operating range of over 6,000 nautical miles at a speed of ten knots.

Michael Stusch explains that his goal was to orient themselves along the lines of the automotive industry and to integrate solar panels and a wind turbine in a modern and minimalist hull and superstructure design.
Maritime functionality coupled with a luxurious interior, which is unusual even for a superyacht of this size.
Michael Stusch himself has over 20 years of maritime experience as captain and lived for many years on his own yacht. He is a Chartered Engineer and is responsible for the naval architecture and concept idea of the vessel, the exterior and interior design, together with the design team motion code: blue developed from Graz in Austria.
The straight vertical bow and the Explorer shape which enable a 480m ² beach club with 2 pools, 2 decks, a fold-70m² large bathing platform and floor to ceiling windows were requirements for the design.
The sea view on the main deck, on which the salon and the open kitchen with bar, is made possible through the transparent bulwark and on the upper deck, which is fully reserved for the owner, to ceiling windows.
The upper deck has a front and a rear terrace, and a spa with sauna, steam room, and Jacuzzi. The bedroom of the owner is wide open to the rear terrace and features a bar, which is right next to the sliding door, giving you the feeling of sitting outdoors.
The bridge deck is used as a dining room to aft and in addition to a dining table for 20 people, a bar and a wood stove for each piglet and pizza. The sea view from the bar is complemented by a 50cm high sofa that follows the main design line that runs from the bow to the stern of the upper deck.
Another distinctive feature is the sky lounge which has a retractable roof, which is as close when it rains in 30 seconds leaves. A waterfall connects the pools. It starts in the hot tub on the owner’s deck, running in the pool on the main deck, just behind the built-in pool chairs along the pool and ends in the lower deck.

Hydrogen Superyacht

The tender garages with 2 perfectly tailored to the mother ship tenders ( 7 and 11 meters ) and an SUV are located below the lower beach clubs. Fold side flaps make it possible to increase the lower beach club and serving as landing platforms for tender and other water toys. The balconies behind the side flaps can be used for fishing during the trip.
The 7.5-meter high bow provides a smoother ride at high seas and provides more space for tenders, jet skis and a submarine.
The terrace behind this is for the 2nd Owners reserved and can be separated by sliding doors, offering privacy in a hot tub in the other opens another waterfall. Stairs on the port and starboard – side retractable lead to a helicopter platform, which allows, thanks to its 7m diameter helipads an easy “touch and go”.

Since there is any technique in the tank deck, the entire lower deck VIP cabin and the crew can be used. The owner has the choice between 5 and 6 VIP crew cabins or any other combination.
In addition to the electric Voith-Schneider propellers that enable a silent cruising, full stabilization and dynamic positioning, located on the tank deck the necessary boat equipment, a crew mess with bar and dining room for the entire crew and a galley that seats up offers to 3 bosses.
The rest of the space is occupied by the 140,000-liter tank for the “Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers” ( LOHC ). This “fuel” is fluid and non-explosive under normal pressure and normal temperature. The stored hydrogen is burned to release in fuel cells, which generate up to 1-megawatt electrical energy to drive the motors and all other electrical equipment on board the 62-meter yacht.
Is thus fueled the self-powered yacht lying at anchor about 860m² of their solar panels and a wind turbine. The range is 6000 nautical miles at 10 knots.