Heesen Yachts in The Netherlands has revealed more details about Project Cosmos, which the shipyard [sold earlier this year]. The 262-foot aluminum yacht will be the builder’s largest — and with a projected top speed of 29 knots, she’s also expected to be the fastest in her class.
Project Cosmos will be built on Heesen’s Fast Displacement Hull Form with a newly patented backbone that the builder says is reminiscent of an I-girder. Power will be four MTU engines with a total of 19,000 horsepower.
Winch Design is handling exteriors, while Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design has been tapped for interiors.
Features are expected to include a 2,900-square-foot sundeck, a foredeck that doubles as a helipad or outdoor cinema, a 23-foot-long pool with a glass bottom and a waterfall, and a beach club with a walkaround bar that has illuminated onyx panels.
Inside the yacht, design elements will include glass, backlit onyx, crystal panels, straw marquetry, silk carpets, hardwood floors, leather wall panels and stainless-steel accents. A spiral staircase will wrap around a glass elevator.
Project Cosmos will accommodate 12 guests in four staterooms on the lower deck, a VIP stateroom on the bridge deck, and a master stateroom on the main deck forward.
Delivery is expected in 2022.
How many crew are needed to run a yacht like Project Cosmos? There are quarters for 19 crew in 11 cabins.