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.


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.

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

ARETI Yacht Lürssen

ARETI by Lürssen (Project Sasha)

Lürssen announced the delivery of the 85m motor yacht ARETI aka Project Sasha.

ARETI got her her exterior and interior lines by the London-based studio Winch Design. The yacht offers eight spacious guest cabins and a large owners suite. There are currently no interior pictures available but Lürssen describes the interior: “traditional but fresh interior styling.“.

Guests can enjoy a spa area on the lower deck with sauna, hammam, jacuzzi and a full depth plunge pool. A large hatch transforms the stern into a large bathing platform. Lürssen constructed her to the PYC (Passenger Yacht Code) to carry 13 to 36 guests. For fast guest transfers, ARETI offers a certified helicopter landing area on the foredeck.

Forward located is the owners’ suite with private rest area that includes an own Jacuzzi, sunbathing area, and dining table.

The yacht was delivered in July 2017 to her owner and had her debut in the 2017 edition of the Monaco Yacht Show.

ARETI Yacht Lürssen
ARETI Yacht Lürssen
ARETI Yacht Lürssen

Pictures by Klaus Jordan

Main Specifications

Length over all:85.00 m
Beam:14.80 m
Draft:2.65 m
Exterior Design:Winch Design
Interior Design:Winch Design
Project Name:Sasha

AURORA Yacht Lurssen

Lürssen's 74m AURORA

Lürssen announced the delivery of AURORA

AURORA aka Project GATSBY is with her 74m one of the smaller yachts in the last time. The exterior and interior are a creation by the well-known studio Winch Design from London. Winch used the Art Deco style that had its peak in the years 1920 and 1930. The master suite has antique artworks and the guest cabins are arranged with individual characteristics. Unfortunately, there are no interior images available.

Lürssen describes the six-deck yacht with a lot of space for the guests’ entertainment and many practical and useful features. One of them is a full beam sky lounge.

AURORA Yacht Lurssen
Yacht Aurora Lurssen
Aurora Lurssen
AURORA Lürssen Motor Yacht

Photos by Klaus Jordan

Peter Lürssen comments AURORA:

“At Lürssen, we believe to build a yacht it is vital to work as a team, and to execute such a comprehensive project, an excellent team is necessary. The owner’s family happily enjoyed yachting for many years,” he explains. “After gaining so much experience, they had no doubts with whom to build their first bespoke yacht. We are happy that we have met the high expectations of the owner, both in terms of product quality and being able to deliver within budget and on time. We are looking forward to Aurora finding her place amongst her peers as a remarkable statement in large yacht construction, based on a strong design and expert engineering skills.”

Video of the Launch

Video by Klaus Jordan

74 meters

Length over all

13 meters


Motor Yacht Dilbar Yvan Grubski

Motor Yacht of the Year: Dilbar by Lürssen

Lürssen Yachts built the best Motor Yacht of the Year 2016 - Dilbar

Dilbar (also known as Project OMAR), the biggest yacht by volume (the longest is Azzam with 180m) received the award “Motor Yacht of the Year” and in the category “Displacement Motoryacht 3,000 GT and Above” in Florence.

“One of the most complex and challenging yachts to be built”, the judges described her “as the most spectacular yacht they had ever seen and a clear winner for this prestigious award.”

The yacht has two helipads. One is on the bow, the other one aft on the top deck and is the home of an Airbus 175 and is one of the largest VIP helicopters in the world and was designed by Pegasus Design.

Dilbar Lurssen

© René of yachtemoceans

Motor Yacht Dilbar Yvan Grubski
Yacht Dilbar Chris Suffeleers

© Chris Suffeleers

Yacht Dilbar Lurssen Jeff Brown

© Jeff Brown of Breed Media

Dilbar - The Making Of

Main Specifications

Length over all:156.00 m
Beam:23.50 m
Draft:6.00 m
Exterior Design:Espen Oeino
Naval Architecture:Lürssen Yachts
Interior Designer:Winch Design
Gross Tonnage:15,917 t
3,800 sqm
Top Speed:22,5 knots

Cloud 9 Yacht CRN

Cloud 9 (74m) by CRN

Cloud 7 is for beginners - CRN constructed CLOUD 9.

CLOUD 9 is a design by Zuccon International (exterior), CRN in-house (naval architecture) and Winch Design (guest areas, livery, interior decoration and owner’s supply).

The design vision of the yacht is an optimized balance between interior and exterior spaces. The yacht has distinctive open-air areas like a private area forward of the master suite and large beach club area with an extended platform.

Cloud 9 welcomes up to 16 guests in a master suite, VIP suite, and six guest cabins. The crew area offers accommodation for a crew of 22 people.

Alberto Galassi, CRN’s Chairman and CEO of the Ferretti Group, said:

“We are really thrilled to have been involved in the construction of this extraordinary yacht which was a new and exciting challenge for CRN. This incredible 74-metre vessel will reinforce CRN’s expertise and varied range in working with a completely new concept to fulfill an owner’s vision. The result is a cutting-edge yacht that perfectly combines state-of-the-art technology, astonishing design, and the best CRN features.”


Andrew Winch commented:

“It has been a great pleasure to work with Zuccon. I have always admired Mr. Zuccon’s exterior designs and to partner with him and CRN for this project has been very exciting. We have previously designed a 60-metre motor yacht for these clients with whom I have a very close friendship which makes this project particularly enjoyable. It is a pleasure to work with them again and I am appreciative of their trust and confidence.”

Interior impression

Main Specifications

Length Overall:









PLVS VLTRA Amels 242

Video: PLVS VLTRA by Amels

Motor yacht PLVS VLTRA belongs to the AMELS 242 Limited Edition.

PLVS VLTRA has an exterior design by Tim Heywood and an interior design by Andrew Winch. AMELS delivered her in April 2016.

The owner has an own deck with 240 square meters of space. This area features a forward-looking owner’s suite, ‘his and hers’ bathrooms, and an owner’s office. Aft is the owner’s lounge, with large sliding windows facing aft, capable of making the lounge an inside or an outside area.

Main Specifications

Length over all:74.00 m
Gross tonnage:1725
Speed:16.5 kn
Range:5,000 nm @ 13 knots

DART 65 by Royal Huisman

DART 65 by Royal Huisman and Winch Design

Sleek, sporty and elegant - that's the DART 65 by Royal Huisman - inspired by dolphins.

DART 65 (65m / 213 ft.) is a concept that looks different than the ‘mainstream’ motor yachts, but still very elegant and luxurious. London-based design studio Winch Design created the exterior design. An eye-catching reverse bow and an arc line complete the great profile. Azure Naval Architects made the calculation.

DART 65 by Royal Huisman
DART 65 by Royal Huisman

The DART 65 welcomes 12 guests on her three decks. A big pool and lounge area are located aft on the main deck. During times in marinas, the foredeck offers much space with sunbathing area and jacuzzi with more privacy.

The owner lives on the main deck in his own full-beam suite with dressing and bathroom. In addition to the owner’s suite is the main deck the place of a big lounge area, dining for up to 12 people and a bar. The tender storage is under the foredeck

My personal résumé: Build that! It is a bracing design.

DART 65 by Royal Huisman
DART65 by Royal Huisman

Main specifications

Length over all:65.00 m
Length waterline:64.87 m
Beam:11.00 m
Draft:3.40 m
Main Engines:2 x MTU 16V2000 M72, Total 2880 kW
Top Speed:17.5 kn
Range:4,000 nm at 14 knots
Fuel Capacity:166,100 l
Material:Steel (hull) and aluminum (superstructure)
Guests:12 in 6 cabins
Crew:19 in 9 cabins


DART65 by Royal Huisman

Sailing Yacht INOUI by Vitters

Video: 33m INOUI by Vitters

Video of the green hornet - the INOUI by the Dutch shipyard Vitters.

Designed by Philippe Briand with interior design by Andrew Winch.

Equanimity Oceanco Yacht

91.5m EQUANIMITY by Oceanco delivered

The Dutch superyacht builder Oceanco delivered with Equanimity the first yacht built to PYC (Passenger Yacht Code).

The etymology of the word equanimity derives from the Latin aequus meaning balanced and animus meaning spirit or internal state. The concept of equanimity—internal balance— is both profound and refined. Oceanco’s newly delivered 91.5-metre Equanimity is aptly named; from her exterior to her interior to her inner core, she is perfectly well balanced.

Equanimity (Y709) has the distinction of being the industry’s first superyacht designed and built to be fully Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) compliant. Oceanco CEO, Marcel Onkenhout, says:

“Working together with Lloyd’s Register and Cayman Islands Shipping Registry— we designed, developed, engineered and built a magnificent yacht, which will undoubtedly set new standards in the industry.”

Equanimity Oceanco Yacht

The owners look forward to extensive world travel aboard their distinctive luxury vessel. Measuring 91.5 meters in length with a 14.5-metre beam, her chic clean exterior styling is the combined work of Oceanco and Andrew Winch Designs. The breathtakingly beautiful interior has also benefitted from the quintessential touch of designer Andrew Winch. The inherent oriental-inspired themes yield a montage of sumptuous materials such as wenge, gold leaf, bamboo and marbles creating an opulent and soothing ambiance that complements the Owners’ China origins.

Equanimity provides luxury accommodation for 26 guests in a variety of flexibly configured staterooms— a magnificent master suite, three VIPs, three doubles and two twin staterooms. She has ample accommodation for 28 crew to cater to all the owners’ and guests’ desires. The grandeur of the spa and beach club is complete with sauna, hammam, experiential showers, plunge pool, and multi-faceted beauty salon. The spa area leads on to a fully equipped gym and Pilates studio that can be extended through a fold down platform at sea level, creating an indoor-outdoor wellness area that is unequaled afloat.

Equanimity hosts two Zodiac Fast Rescue Ribs and two 10.5-metre custom Hodgdon tenders. Additionally, there is a spectacular 20m² swimming pool with jets. Providing a new benchmark in superyacht-based aviation, the upper deck boasts a fully certified helipad in accordance with CAP437 regulations as adapted for the PYC.

Equanimity is steel hulled with an aluminum superstructure and is propelled by twin 4,828hp/3,600kW MTU 20V 4000 M73L engines, enabling her to achieve top speeds in excess of 20 knots.

On the 13th September, Oceanco’s stunning new 91.5m superyacht Equanimity won the prestigious award for “Best Yacht of the Year over 82m” at the 2014 World Yacht Trophies. The exclusive awards ceremony organized by LuxMedia Group took place in Cannes at the Carlton Beach Hotel and featured a gala dinner followed by the awards presentation and a spectacular nighttime parade of yachts cruising along the shoreline.

On 23 September, Equanimity had the further distinction of winning the esteemed Monaco Yacht Show award for “The Finest New Yacht of the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show”— the Best in Show! The award ceremony took place at the lovely new Norman-Foster designed Yacht Club of Monaco. The director of the Monaco Yacht Show presented Oceanco the award at the show’s opening cocktail reception party attended by industry members, the press and VIP’s.

Main Specifications

Length over all:91.50 m
Beam:14.50 m
Main Engines:2 x 4,828hp / 3,600kW MTU 20V 4000 M73L
Max. speed:20+ knots
Range @ 12 knots:5.000 nm
Exterior Design:Oceanco
Interior Design:Andrew Winch
Naval Architecture:Azure Yacht Design / Oceanco
Accommodation:Master suite with lounge, study and private exterior deck area including whirlpool; 3 double VIP suites, 3 double guest cabins, 2 twin guest cabins.
Construction:Steel hull & aluminium superstructure

Feadship Sea Owl

Sea Owl - Ready for take-off

The 62-metre Feadship Sea Owl has been delivered to her owners. The ceremony took place in Amsterdam’s Maritime Museum.

Sea Owl‘s clients were so pleased with their yacht that they decided to throw a party for the Feadship personnel involved in this exceptionally custom superyacht. Along with their partners, a total of 800 guests wined and dined with Sea Owl’s owners and their family on a summer evening that will live long in the memory of all who were present

Sea Owl Feadship
Feadship Sea Owl
Sea Owl Yacht Feadship

“Sea Owl is the most sophisticated boat built by the industry to date,” Dick van Lent told the audience at the event. “From the interior to the exterior, from the tenders to the onboard systems, from the wood carvings to the murals, this is a truly extraordinary bespoke achievement.”

“Having worked on various projects since White Rabbit in 1994, we already knew that Feadship is the best,” added interior designer Andrew Winch. “It has been a magical adventure to work with the owners of Sea Owl, with whom we have become great friends over the past five years. This friendship gave everyone the personal drive to push things further and deliver something that is truly special in our lives.”

The owner agreed:

“The talent and artistry that each of the craftsmen brought to this project have made the build an amazing experience for myself and my family. We chose Feadship because we wanted to create a boat that reflected our personality, to be intimately involved in the build process itself, and most of all to have fun. Another shipyard could have built a similar boat to Sea Owl but no other shipyard could have done so with such attention to detail, resourcefully tackling the obstacles that arise in a custom construction while at the same time making it a complete pleasure for us to participate. Craftsmanship shines through every detail of the finished product and Sea Owl is a jewel, the pinnacle of a shipbuilder’s talent that will be the envy of all and a beacon for others seeking perfection.”

Sea Owl Feadship Yacht
Feadship Sea Owl

Sea Owl’s jade mist green and oyster white color scheme certainly made for a remarkable sight as the Feadship nestled alongside the National Maritime Museum in the heart of Amsterdam. Having already successfully completed her sea trials, the fledging Feadship will now spread her wings to her maiden adventure in Scandinavia.

Sea Owl Tenders

Fledgling and Hatchling – the tenders of Sea Owl – built by Hodgdon Yachts

Main Specifications

Type:Twin screw motor yacht, steel hull and aluminium superstructure
Length overall:62.00 m | 203’5”
Beam overall:12.20 m | 40’0”
Draught (loaded):3.70 m | 12’2”
Fuel capacity:150,000 litres | 39,626 US Gallons
Fresh water capacity:35,000 litres | 9,246 US Gallons


Naval Architect:Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Exterior styling:Andrew Winch Designs
Interior design:Andrew Winch Designs


Main engines:2x MTU 16V4000 M53R, 1520 kW @1600 rpm
Generators:3x MTU 8V2000M50A, 310 ekW @ 1500 rpm
Stabilizers:Quantum QC 2200 XT Two-fin Zero Speed


Owner:Owners’ stateroom, two kids cabins sleeps four children
Guests:Six guests in three guest staterooms
Staff:Nanny cabin and one in one cabin
Crew:Eighteen crew accommodated within eight twin cabins plus a captain’s cabin and chief engineer’s cabin. Storage rooms, galley and crew mess on lower deck, laundry and storage on tank deck
Water sports:1x 8.40-metre sports tender, 1x 8.40-metre limo tender, etc.

Feadship Madame GU

Feadship launched 99m "Madame GU"

Luxury yacht builder Feadship of custom motor yachts, has launched the largest Feadship to date: "Madame GU".

The 99-metre masterpiece was created by the Feadship yard in Makkum and is also the largest superyacht ever built in the Netherlands. Sleek and quick, and with exquisite exterior detailing, she is a well-honed masterpiece bound to turn heads in the marinas of the world.

More than four years in the making, Madame GU left the building hall today. She is an elegant and striking tribute to her visionary owner, the talented design team of Andrew Winch and the hundreds of Feadship staff who built her.

Feadship Madame GU
Feadship Madame GU

As is usually the case with Feadship, confidentiality is a given but is no secret that Feadship’s advanced hull construction system, fine-tuned over many decades, has enabled its craftsmen to construct a slender lightweight vessel that, despite her 99-metre length, can attain a speed well over 24 knots. Capitalizing on Feadship’s engineering experience on motor yachts Predator and Tango, she is capable of such speeds thanks to her highly efficient hull form and quadruple engines driving controllable pitch propellers swift and efficiently.


The experience of a different kind underpinned some of the other special requests for this latest member of the Feadship fleet. Leveraging on the expertise accrued on 81-metre Air, launched in 2011, and the fully enclosed helicopter hangar which was developed for 86-metre Ecstasea from 2004, Madame GU is the second Feadship to feature such a certified helicopter storage system.

Feadship Madame GU
Feadship Madame GU

Main Specifications

Length Overall:99.00 m
Beam overall:13.60 m
Draft (loaded):4.60 m
Type:Twin screw motor yacht, steel hull and aluminium superstructure
Fuel Capacity:250,000 litres | 66,000 US gallons
Fresh Water:50,000 litres | 13,000 US gallons
Naval Architect:Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Exterior Styling:Andrew Winch Designs
Interior Design:Andrew Winch Designs
Main Engines:4x MTU 20V4000M73 - 3600 kW/ 2050 rpm
Generators:3x MTU 12V2000M50A - 498 kW/1500 rpm
Max. Speed:24 knots
Guests:Ten guests in five guest staterooms and two guests in VIP stateroom
Crew:36 crew in eighteen cabins
Water Sports:Two 11m tenders; scuba gear