Omaha Yacht Heesen

OMAHA by Heesen Yachts (ex Project MAIA)

Heesen's OMAHA (aka YN 18350) is a 50m displacement motor yacht designed by Clifford Denn (exterior) and Reymond Langton (interior)

The exterior design is a nice mix of aggressive lines forward and smooth lines at the aft. Heesen says that the design is inspired by the lines of classic cars and features some details:

“The grilles on the main deck aft fashion plates, for example, are only one of the many design details that lend ‘contemporary’ appeal.”

OMAHA accommodates ten guests in five suites. A master suite is on the main deck forward, four guest cabins are located on the lower deck. There are three double cabins and one twin cabin. A crew of ten people sleeps in five cabins.

Pictures by Dick Holthuis

The three-deck motor yacht has 250 m² of deck space. The sun deck has spacious 68 m² and an overall length of 16 meters.

OMAHA features a beach club with a bar, sauna and a sound system at the aft. The tender storage is on the foredeck.

Two MTU engines of the 8V4000 M63 with 1,000 kW each power her up to 16 knots. The cruising speed of 12 knots allows an operating range of 3,800 nautical miles. The fuel consumption is 390 L per hour at 15 knots and moderate 95 L per hour at 10 knots.

Interior Renderings

More impressions of the sea trials

Pictures by Tom van Oossanen

Launch Impressions

Main Specifications

Length over all:49.90 m
Beam:9.00 m
Draft:2.75 m
Materials:Steel (hull) and aluminum (superstructure)
Naval Architecture:Heesen Yachts
Light Displacement:440 t
Main Engines:2 x MTU 8V 4000 M63
Fuel Capacity:60,000 l
Range @ 12 knots:3,800 nm
Cruising Speed:12 knots
Guests:10
Crew:10
Exterior Design:Clifford Denn
Interior Design:Reymond Langton
Classification:Lloyd’s + 100A1 SSC YACHT [+] LMC, Large Commercial Yacht Code (LY3)

Introduction as Project MAIA


Amels 242 Superyacht Press Tour 2018

HISWA Superyacht Press Tour 2018

The Netherlands - land of bicycles, cheese, wooden shoes, awesome architecture, fields full of colorful tulips and the inventors of yachts.

The word “yacht” came from the Dutch word “jacht” that means hunt and were light navy vessels to chase pirates. Wealthy Dutch people used them also as pleasure boats.

I was one of the lucky ladies and gentlemen to attend to the Superyacht Press Tour 2018, organized by the HISWA Holland Superyacht Group that represents members of the Dutch superyacht industry.

Some weeks ago, I got an e-mail that I was nominated for the Superyacht Press Tour in its 2018 edition – A special thank you goes to the Amels shipyard who nominated me – I checked my calendar, changed some appointments I had in the week from the 28th to the 31st of May.

I got a programme with a list of journalists who are also attending. It was like the who’s who of the international yachting media. Also, the participating HISWA members are the best of the best (Feadship, Amels, Heesen, Royal Huisman, Wajer Yachts) who opened their doors for us nosy people.

Index (black text is linked for a direct jump)

Day One

Could Amsterdam a destination for superyacht owners?

The day began in Amsterdam in a meeting room of the citizenM hotel Schiphol with a meet and greet with the organizers and the other participating journalists. Furthermore, representatives of Port of Amsterdam attended to give us first insights into the plans what the Port of Amsterdam is doing to be attractive for superyacht owners. Usually, superyacht owners come to northern Europe to inspect their yachts during the building and refit process or maiden voyages in Scandinavian areas. The main area to enjoy their yachts is in the Med or the Caribbean. But if you have been to Amsterdam, you know it is a beautiful city with great architecture and all that you need. Recently, more yacht owners discovered also northern areas like Svalbard (M/Y Kamalaya, M/Y Latitude or M/Y Gene Machine). Amsterdam is on the way for a stopover and Het Scheepvaartmuseum is an awesome picture background for floating arts.

Faith Yacht Amsterdam

There are also other secured capabilities to dock a superyacht right in the city center like the Passenger Terminal and the UNESCO World Heritage City Center.

Feadship

After the presentation of the HISWA and Port of Amsterdam, we headed over to the little island Kaag to visit the Feadship facility. In a presentation, we saw some renderings of projects till 2021. Feadship has currently seven yachts from 58m to 110m (Project 1007) in the outfitting stage by famous designers like RWD, Bannenberg & Rowell, Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, and Michael Leach. Another designer is Jarkko Jämsén of the Finnish design studio Aivan who worked for XO Boats, Axopar, and some private clients.

Furthermore, Feadship showed us a rendering video of their new facility in Amsterdam where they can build yachts up to 160 meters with better access to the north sea without the complicated transport from Kaag.

Feadship's Global Order Book

40 – 60m

60 – 80m

80 – 100m

> 100m

Hiswa Superyacht Press Tour 2018

Following this interesting insights, we had a tour through the facilities and the support vessel SHERPA – a very impressive vessel. Outside the heavy duty industrial styled ship, inside the gentlemen styled interior with dark wood and an open fireplace in the saloon under the helipad.

Last but not least, Feadship invited us for a lunch at Tante Kee – a very exquisite restaurant in front of the shipyard with water view. Very professional service but it felt like eating at friends. Furthermore, we had the chance for a little cruise with M/Y AMMERLAND from 1966 that looks shiny like a new one. A nice detail for myself: Ammerland is a region next to my hometown Oldenburg and the first owners came from there.

1966

Day Two

Amels

In the morning, we arrived at the historic administration building of Amels and Damen. Although Amels is the yacht division and Damen the commercial ship part, Damen builds the support vessels and the SeaXplorer. Both brands co-exist in the superyacht industry and working together from research to sales.

After a short press conference about the Limited Editions, the Yacht Support Vessels, and the SeaXplorer concept, we got a tour through the shipyard. Speaking of SeaXplorer, there are many bold concepts in drawers of shipyards and designers but Amels sold a 65m (for 2019) and a 77m model (for 2020).

In good company: Key Facts about the Damen group

100 %

family-owned

52

companies worldwide

34

shipyards

10,000

employees

And also some key facts about the yacht division Amels

215 meters

longest covered dry dock at Amels

100

years of experience

1,100

employees

62

yachts delivered since 1982

Limited Editions

The success of the Limited Editions is impressive. The first unit of this series was delivered in 2007 (still under the same ownership), over 40 yachts were sold, six model from 55m up to 83m are available. According to Amels, every yacht was delivered on time and on budget.

Why should a UHNWI buy a semi-displacement without a custom exterior?

  • Saving costs - About 15 - 20 % can be saved, delivery on budget.
  • Saving time - Delivery on time. The Amels 180 ELIXIR had a delivery time of just 8 months. The hull of the Amels 242 below will leave the dock in just a year. A custom yacht with the design process, engineering and building can take some years.
  • Proven platform - 33 Limited Editions are delivered. Enough to eliminate constructions problems and listen to owners and crew wishes.
  • Custom interior - You can bring an interior designer of your own choice
  • Value stability - timeless exterior design by Tim Heywood, dutch quality and tested yachts since 2007.

Overview of the Limited Editions

The owner of the 4th hull of the Amels Limited Edition 242 (sister ship here) gave the permission to tour through the hull. It is very interesting to see a semi-custom yacht concept in that size. Speaking again of saving time: The hull we saw arrived six weeks ago and will be launched a year later. Yes, we are still talking about a 74m superyacht. That’s super fast and the owner can enjoy the yacht with an interior of his favorite designer. When you prefer to own a yacht with a completely own exterior design, you have to wait some years.

Amels 180 vs. Amels 188

During our visit, the third almost finished unit of a 242 was moored at the yard, a new hull of a 180, a finished and just delivered 180 and the first Amels 188 christened Volpini 2  (a repeat client with interior design by Reymond Langton). Glad to be there at the right time for a real life comparison of the yachts with almost the same size. Although the 188 is just five meters longer, the yacht has more hull volume. The Amels 180 has a gross tonnage of 671 and the Amels 188 has a gross tonnage of 970. Furthermore, the 188 got fresher lines that makes her more looking sporty but the 180 looks sleeker.

What's about full-custom yachts?

Yes, Amels can deliver full-custom too. The yard delivered 29 yachts since 1982. A 78m Espen Oeino design is currently under construction with a delivery date for 2021. Furthermore, 44 superyacht refits up to almost 100 meters are completed to date.

Rendering of the 78m full-custom project

Next stop: Oceanco

Later this day, we arrived at the Oceanco shipyard in Alblasserdam – the birthplace of one of the most exciting sailing yachts: BLACK PEARL. The massive 90m Project SHARK (unfortunately no pictures allowed – just the official pictures distributed by the yard) was still there. It was a beautiful view when our tour bus drove along the yacht. Oceanco’s administration building is full of very big yacht models and a paradise for people who are interested in yacht or ship models. The staff of Oceanco toured us also through project JASMINE that will be launched in 2019.

After that tour, we entered the new Oceanco building where another press conference took place on the foredeck of the 105m project BRAVO (Y718). A new strategic partnership with BMT Nigel Gee where announced. The core team of the large yacht division works now under the brand Lateral Naval Architects. Because of their new slogan is Ask new questions, my claim to see new innovations is very high-leveled.

James Roy, Managing Director of Lateral comments:

“We will continue to offer our services to a full spectrum of stakeholders in the superyacht yacht industry.  With our core competence in naval architecture and engineering, Lateral will remain part of the BMT group and benefit from access to the full breadth of BMT’s diverse capability, whilst at the same time strengthening its own expertise and knowledge through the strategic partnership with Oceanco.”

Superyacht Press Tour Oceanco

Day Three

Breakfast with Moonen Yachts

Moonen Yachts (known for their ocean-going displacement yachts) joined us at the hotel in Made for breakfast and gave us an overview in a presentation by CEO Johan Dubbelman of the latest/current refit (M/Y Ciao) and new build projects like 36m motor yacht BRIGADOON (a Martinique model of the Caribbean-series) and a sister ship.

Breakfast Moonen Yachts

Tank Test Paddling at Heesen Yachts

Heesen Yachts welcomed us in a well-decorated drydock (I like meetings in an industrial environment) together with the naval architecture company Van Oossanen to give us an overview of the latest projects and futuristic yachts like Project MAXIMUS, the elegant Project AVANTI, (my personal favorite of motor yacht designs) and yachts with low noise and low vibration hybrid propulsion like M/Y HOME. During the lunch, we had the chance to talk with the Heesen staff.

Heesen Yachts prepared something for us. The tank test models weren’t just decoration – they were there for a tank test hull paddling contest. Kayaks with a bulbous bow and a semi-displacement hull by Van Oossanen are very rare but should be a must-have in each superyacht tender storage.

Heesen Yachts

Arriving Royal Huisman - The shopping mall of superyachts

Later this day, we arrived Vollenhove – the residence of Royal Huisman and its subsidiary Rondal. Why do I call it the superyacht shopping mall? Together with Rondal, Royal Huisman builds all main parts under one roof. The yard is about one hour away (by car) from the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (with helicopter much more faster). When the owner wants to check his project during the building process, he can see the hull, the interior (will be build up first as a mockup before it comes into the yacht) and also all the other things Rondal builds for superyachts like masts, booms, doors, hatches and so on without traveling around to all subcontractors.

Royal Huisman gave us insights in both companies. The carbon booms of Project 400 are currently under construction – massive parts with about 15 meters in length. Looked like a kayak for 20 people – and the yacht will have three of them. In the joinery, they showed us the interior of the yacht with an awesome detail. Royal Huisman documents all interiors with numbers to deliver spares very fast. The crew gives the number to the yard and they can produce a replacement without flying down to check what is needed, flying back etc.

Another big project is the refit of the 39m Schooner-rigged sailing yacht VAGRANT from 1913. The hull has been completely stripped off (including all the interiors) and looked like a new build project in the first stage. There is a lot of work for the yard to prepare the yacht for the next 100 years. But they have experience with classic yachts like the extensive refit of the J-Class sailing yacht Endeavour (JK4).

Day Four

Wajer Yachts

On the last day, Wajer Yachts picked us directly at the hotel with a Wajer 37 and Wajer 38 for a sightseeing tour through Amsterdam with all the beautiful old canal houses and houseboats, houseboats and even more houseboats. By the way, a Wajer 38 had also a role in the movie “The North” together with the Amels 180 KAMALAYA. – a must-see video for yachting and Norway fans.

The destination was Het Scheepvaartmuseum (Dutch national maritime museum) where we got a video and scale model presentation of the new wajer 55S.

VBH

With VBH (Van Berge Henegouwen), we discussed entertainment and communication technology on yachts (exactly my topic as a technology-driven guy) and potential problems with state-of-the-art technology upgrades on refit projects.

Het Scheepvaartmuseum

We got also a guided tour through the museum. Unfortunately, the time was too short to see all but our tour guide explained really good and picked the cool things for our short timeframe – ask for Anna-Maria, capable and pleasant.

Het Scheepvaartmuseum has a virtual reality room in the replica of the EAST INDIAMAN AMSTERDAM (the original was lost in 1749). The tour starts at the place where you are but it is a time journey back to the Dutch Golden Age ca. 1650 built with historic documents to get a view of how Amsterdam looked at this time. A really cool experience.

Résumé

The Superyacht Press Tour is an awesome opinion for the relation between media and the Dutch superyacht industry. Furthermore, it was also great to meet other well-known journalists like Marilyn Mower of Boat International Media, Diane Byrne of Megayachtnews.com and so on. It is like a preferment or to have a backstage ticket for a rock concert with exclusive insights and very much input. The Holland Yachting Group did a great organization. I am very thankful for the experience and the insights – I really enjoyed the trip and hope to get the chance next year again.

Would you like to know more about the Dutch yachting industry? Check out the documentary by Discovery Channel


IRISHA Yacht Heesen Yachts

IRISHA by Heesen Yachts

The 51m motor yacht IRISHA has been built by Heesen Yachts and designed by Harrison Eidsgaard (exterior and interior).

IRISHA is a full-aluminum semi-displacement yacht below 500 GT. The yacht is based on Heesen’s 5000-series but got a unique superstructure design to meet the owners’ requirements. She reached a top speed of  26.1 knots during her sea trials and has an operating range of 3,000 nautical miles at 11 knots.

IRISHA‘s sundeck has a length of 13 meters and features a sunbathing area, seating area that can be transformed into a dining area. Furthermore, you can find a bar with dumb waiter and a hot tube.

Interior

The yacht accommodates up to ten guests overnight but has a dining table 14 persons that can be extended for up to 22 guests for formal banquets.

Description of the interior (no photos yet) by the shipyard:

“The interior design is inviting and relaxing with a neutral palette of beige, grey and blue. Walls and surfaces are covered with textured materials that catch and reflect the light in different ways creating a sense of warm luxury throughout the yacht. The architecture of the interior is emphasised by the accurate light design. Four different settings are conceived to draw the eye to the architectural and design elements, harmonising the design of each room, and creating different atmospheres at the touch of a button.”

IRISHA will be exhibited at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018 and will be for charter.

Picture Credits: Dick Holthuis (sea trials) and Waterline Media


White Yacht Heesen

WHITE by Heesen (ex Project AYLA)

Heesen Yachts announced the launch of Project AYLA aka YN 18250 that is now christened M/Y WHITE.

WHITE is a 50m full-aluminum yacht under 500 GT with exterior lines by Omega Architects and interior design by Cristiano Gatto. The yacht has a maximum speed of 23 knots but also a range of 3,100 nautical miles at a speed of 11 knots. According to the yard, the yacht is very quiet.

Pictures were taken by Dick Holthuis

Unfortunately, there are currently no interior pictures available but Heesen describes the interior design as follows:

Gatto created bespoke pieces of furniture for the main saloon and sky lounge, which are both exquisite and highly distinctive additions to White’s interior. A versatile round coffee table in glossy ebony, stainless steel and leather features a convertible top that adapts to requirements – either an ice bucket for grand entertaining or leather tray for sophisticated living, while the custom-designed sofas with Loro Piana upholstery has armrests that encompass bookshelves.

A sense of space and relaxation is the key-theme throughout the yacht, both inside in private and social areas, and outside where fabrics from Hermès have been used for the decoration. Refined detailing and a neutral palette that spans from white to brown passing through all hues of beige, hazel, and caramel, create highly sophisticated environments. Glossy ebony and Canaletto walnut surfaces have been used throughout the yacht.”.

The yacht was delivered in May 2019 to her owners.


Project Cosmos Heesen Yachts

Heesen's Project COSMOS

With a length of 80.07m is Project COSMOS the largest yacht project to date by Heesen Yachts.

Sometimes I am thinking of renaming yachtemoceans into “The Heesen Yachts Blog” – a very busy shipyard.

Anyway, back to Project COSMOS: This yacht is not only the biggest to date for the yard, it will be also the biggest and fastest yacht (29 knots) built in full-aluminum. It is based on Van Oossanen‘s patented and tested Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF). The exterior design was designed by the well-known London-based design studio Winch Design.

Project Cosmos Heesen Yachts

A fully rated helipad will welcome an EC 135. When the helipad is not in use, this area can be transformed into an outdoor cinema.

Project COSMOS will accommodate twelve guests in four suites on the lower deck and in one VIP suite with a private studio on the bridge deck. Furthermore, a master suite is placed on the main deck. The crew of nineteen can be onboard.

Interior

The Dutch design studio Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design has been appointed to create the interior design.

Natural mathematics, such as the Fibonacci sequence, form the basis for the interior architecture.  Together with clear graphic lines the result is a clean architectural environment. Special, featured materials, such as backlit onyx, straw marquetry and crystal glass panels are framed within the architectural lines to emphasise the beauty of these materials.


18750 Project Aster Heesen Yachts

Project ASTER (18750) by Heesen

Heesen finished hull and superstructure of Project Aster (HY 18750).

Project Aster has the well-known exterior lines of Heesen’s 5000-series (Monaco Wolf, WHITE etc – six sister ships in total to date), designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects.

18750 Project Aster Heesen Yachts
HY 18750 Aster Heesen

The layout for twelve guests is traditional with the owners’ stateroom on the main deck forward, five cabins on the lower deck together with a crew accommodation for nine people. The interior is a creation by Cristiano Gatto.

Heesen Yachts:

“High-end materials and refined features are the calling card of Aster. New and exclusive finishes have been applied to the Foglizzo leather, such as the woven brocade technique – a signature of Coco Chanel’s.”

Project Aster is for sale – delivery is scheduled for June 2019.

Main Saloon Aster Heesen yachts

The Main Saloon

Owner's Stateroom Aster Heesen Yachts

Owners’ Stateroom

Upper Saloon Heesen Yachts Project Aster

Upper Saloon

Main Specifications

Maximum Speed

23 knots


Range at 11 knots

3,100 nautical miles


Other yachts from the 5000-series


Van Tom Yacht Heesen Yachts

VanTom (aka Project ALBA) by Heesen

VanTom is a 50m semi-displacement full-aluminum motor yacht

VanTom (YN 18050) belongs to the 5000 aluminum class like her sister ship Monaco Wolf and was started as on spec project. Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini created the interior closely together with the owners.

“a contemporary and unique aesthetic of understated elegance where they can enjoy peace and relaxation and feel like home.”

The exterior was designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects.

The yacht reached a maximum speed of 23.3 knots (0.3 knots over the contracted speed) and has a range of 3,100 nautical miles at 11 knots. 12 guests will be accommodated in five cabins on the lower deck and the master suite on the main deck.

Heesen will deliver the yacht in February 2018.

Van Tom Yacht Heesen Yachts
Van Tom Yacht Heesen Yachts
VanTom Yacht Heesen
VanTom Motor Yacht Heesen

Captain David Burge comments:

“During sea trials, the yacht handled extremely well and gave a very smooth ride, even whilst proceeding at a speed of over 20 knots with a sea running. I am most excited about our maiden voyage down to the Mediterranean Sea and very much look forward to the 2018 summer cruising season.”


Falcon Yacht 60m Heesen

Heesen sold 60m Project FALCON

Falcon aka 19380 is the first contract for Heesen in 2018.

Falcon was designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects with an innovative design feature to embellish the profile: the bird’s wing.”. The design of the yacht is strong, traditional and elegant. To enjoy the views over the seas, Falcon will be equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows and lowerable bulwarks.

16 guests in total and a crew of 14 will find sleeping places on board. The lower deck is the home of four twin bed suites. On the main deck, you can find a media room, a VIP, and a twin stateroom. The master suite is placed on the bridge deck aft. Another VIP suite is amidships on the bridge deck.

Falcon Yacht 60m Heesen

Falcon is designed to meet the requirements of Lloyd’s Special Service Craft [+] 100A1 SSC Yacht G6, LMC, UMS.

A twin configuration of MTU 12V4000 M65L will power her up to 17.5 knots and a cruising speed of 13 knots with an operating range of 4,200 nautical miles.


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.


Boreas Yacht Heesen

Heesen sold BOREAS (YN 18650)

Project BOREAS has been sold.

On November the 27th, Heesen Yachts announced that they sold a yacht with a similar exterior design to motor yacht HOME with the project name BOREAS and the yard number (YN 18650) based on the Nova Plus platform. The yacht will be delivered to an experienced sailing yacht owner in July 2019 who was impressed by the sea stability of the Fast Displacement Hull Form and influenced the pre-engineered yacht with his personal experience.

Like HOME, also BOREAS will wear the exterior signature of OMEGA Architects and swims on the FDHF by Van Oossanen through the waves. Mark Whiteley is responsible for the “contemporary, welcoming and inviting interior” design. Talking of the interior, that welcomes 12 guests in total, separated in five guest cabins on the lower deck and the master suite on the main deck. A crew of nine persons serves yacht and guests.

Boreas Yacht Heesen
Boreas Yacht Heesen
Boreas Yacht Heesen

The full-aluminum yacht will be powered by two MTU V12 engines (12V 2000 M72). The engines power her up to nearly 20 knots but can also sail with an economical fuel consumption of circa 98 liters per hour. At 12 knots, she has a range of 3,750 nautical miles.

It is the 5th contract in 2017 with a total yacht length of 257 meters!


Avanti 66m Heesen Winch

AVANTI (66m) by Heesen Yachts and Winch Design

Winch Design teamed up with Heesen to create the 66m concept AVANTI

Heesen Yachts and Winch Design present the 66m concept AVANTI that looks similar to Royal Huisman’s DART 65 (also designed by Winch).

The owner’s cabin with a panoramic view and access to the forward relaxation area is placed under the raised pilothouse. The owner’s area is also connected to the private sky lounge.

Avanti 66m Heesen Winch
Avanti 66m Heesen Winch

The yacht’s sun deck has a Jacuzzi, relax area and a bar. When the Jacuzzi is not enough, guests can use the 5m infinity pool to do some lengths in fresh water. A garage under the foredeck houses a limousine tender and a rescue boat. The lower deck offers a full spa with gym, sauna and a Hammam.

Avanti 66m Heesen Winch
Avanti 66m Heesen Winch
Avanti 66m Heesen Winch
Avanti 66m Heesen Winch


83m Maximus Heesen

Maximus (83m) by Heesen and Clifford Denn

Clifford Denn and Heesen Yachts presented the 83m MAXIMUS

Maximus is an 83m motor yacht concept unveiled during the Monaco Yacht Show. The yacht’s bridge is placed forward under the passenger’s deck. The result is a private deck on top. Very good for the guests but how is the user experience for the bridge crew? However, the top deck features a pool and a lounge area forward along a covered area. The main has another pool with waterfall that falls into a big swimming pool.

83m Maximus Heesen
83m Maximus Heesen
83m Maximus Heesen

“When compared with other boats of its size it has an enormous pool, huge external deck areas, and all with the same internal volumes as a normal 83m,” says Denn. “It’s large boat thinking that puts the Owner’s needs first.”

83m Maximus Heesen
83m Maximus Heesen
83m Maximus Heesen

“Providing good wind protection for all aft decks and optimal hydrodynamic performance for which Heesen is renowned, this flexible platform, packed with Heesen signature details, can accommodate up to five guests, with the option to be configured as 2 x VIP and 1 x guest by opening linking doors, in addition to a stunning Owner’s suite.”