Heesen Delivers Project Boreas

The 164-foot yacht reportedly has a top speed of 20 knots.

Side View of Heesen Yachts
The all-aluminum 164-foot reportedly hit 20 knots on sea trials, which, according to Heesen, exceeds the contractual speed. She’s built of aluminum.Heesen Yachts

Heesen Yachts in the Netherlands has delivered the 164-foot Project Boreas.

During sea trials in the North Sea, Project Boreas reportedly hit 20 knots, which, according to Heesen, exceeds the contractual speed. She’s built of aluminum.

The Fast Displacement Hull Form is by Van Oossanen, also in the Netherlands. Power comes from twin 1,450-horsepower MTU 12V 2000M72 engines. Exteriors are by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, while Mark Whiteley worked with the owner on interiors.

Heesen Yacht Head on view
The Fast Displacement Hull Form is by Van Oossanen, also in the Netherlands. Power comes from twin 1,450-horsepower MTU 12V 2000M72 engines.Heesen Yachts

Heesen says that inside, there is bespoke loose furniture in all the exterior living areas. The main staircase includes a nickel mesh wall covering by French artist Sophie Mallebranche.

Who acted as the owner's representative on the build? Nigel Ingram, a partner at MCM in Newport, Rhode Island.

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