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Heesen Yachts in the Netherlands has sold a 187-foot custom, all-aluminum yacht to repeat clients of the shipyard.
The yacht’s code name is Project Setteesettanta. Heesen says it will be built with “unique elements in both technology and design.” Frank Laupman of Omega Architects will draw the exterior lines, while Cristiano Gatto Design will handle interiors. Surveyor Hugo Morgan-Harris will lead the owners’ technical team on the build.
“This new project possesses all the characteristics to become the crown jewel in Heesen’s fleet, and I’m sure it will create many ripples,” Gatto stated in a press release.
Project Setteesettanta will have a draft of about 7½ feet for shallow-water cruising. Power will be twin 1,900-horsepower MTU 16V 2000 M72 diesel engines with a projected top speed of 18 knots and an estimated transatlantic range of 3,900 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Accommodations will be for 12 guests in six staterooms. The upper deck will include the master stateroom forward, with private access to a terrace that serves double duty as a touch-and-go helipad. The VIP stateroom will be on the main deck, adjacent to a guest gymnasium. Four more guest staterooms, two twins and two doubles, will be on the lower deck.
Main-deck dining will be toward the stern, connecting to the outdoors via sliding doors. The transom area will have a 13-foot infinity pool and gull-wing doors leading to stowage for tenders and toys.
Keel laying for Project Setteesettanta is expected to begin in August 2023.
What else is happening at Heesen? The yard has 14 yachts in build, ranging from 164 to 282 feet length overall. Deliveries are scheduled through 2026.
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