Heesen Yachts in the Netherlands has joined the hull and superstructure of Project Triton at its facility in Oss.
Project Triton, or YN 18850, is the second hull in Heesen’s 50-meter Steel Class. She has exterior lines by Clifford Denn, who turned to classic cars for inspiration. Interiors are by Reymond Langton.
Project Triton, which will have a volume below 500 gross tons, is being built for bluewater cruising, with a round bilge hull and a bulbous bow. She’s projected to have a range of 3,800 nautical miles at 12 knots. Power is twin 1,350-horsepower MTU 8V 4000 M63 diesels, which are expected to give her a top-end speed of 15 knots.
Project Triton will accommodate 10 guests in four belowdecks staterooms and a main-deck master. Reymond Langton is working on “contrasting shapes and tones” with “diagonal and curved lines” in a geometric theme.
For fun in the sun, tender stowage is being built into the main deck forward. The lazarette opens into a beach club with a spa and a backlit bar.
When will Project Triton be delivered to her owners? She’s on schedule for handover in February 2020.