A Peek Inside Heesen’s Project Orion

Heesen has released the first visuals from the 164-footer’s interior.

Heesen Yachts’ Project Orion
Heesen Yachts’ Project Orion is expected to be delivered in February 2025. Courtesy Heesen Yachts

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Heesen Yachts in the Netherlands has released the first images of the 164-foot Project Orion.

Cristiano Gatto is handling interior décor that, according to Heesen, reflects and complement the yacht’s “progressive exterior lines,” sole-to-ceiling windows and open bulwarks.

“The interior style of Project Orion is the result of our research moved by matching and partially contrasting needs: comfort in luxury,” Gatto stated in a press release, adding that he sees the yacht’s interiors as “contemporary in a whole new way.”

Heesen says all materials and furniture are being engineered to reduce weight, ease installation and streamline maintenance of concealed equipment. More than 37 materials are aboard the yacht, ranging from high-gloss woods to woven leather, marble and custom carpets.

Project Orion is part of Heesen’s 50-meter FDHF aluminum series, which uses hybrid power. According to the shipyard, the yacht’s twin 800-horsepower MTU 12V 200 M61 engines will produce a top speed of 16.3 knots; at 10 knots in hybrid mode, fuel consumption is just shy of 12 gallons per hour.

When will Heesen launch Project Orion? The yard says construction is on schedule, with delivery in February 2025. The yacht is being built on spec and is available for sale.

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