OSS _ Heesen is building an 80.07m aluminum yacht, the yard’s longest ever, to be delivered in April 2022. Code-named Project Cosmos, it will sport a Fast Displacement Hull Form, a Van Oossanen Naval Architects patent that in recent years has become something of a godsend for the Dutch builder.
Project Cosmos is Heesen’s 2nd yacht announced in 2018, a year in which Heesen is expected to deliver its 100th yacht. In recent years, Heesen has built almost a dozen FDHF yachts, including the 65m Galactica Star (2013), the 70m Galactica Super Nova (2016), and the 50m Home (2017).
The 1700GT, Winch Design, 80m yacht will have a top speed of 29 knots and be the world’s largest and fastest aluminum motor yacht with a conventional propeller propulsion system of 4 MTU 20V diesel engines. Among its noble features will be:
- a fully-rated helicopter landing pad
- a 7m, glass-bottom pool with contra-jets for swimming
- a beach club with a sunken walk-around bar
- a Winch Design full-custom limousine tender and a tender garage
THe yacht will accommodate 12 guests and house 19 crew. Heesen says the yacht’s complexity will confirm its place “among the top tier of Northern European superyacht builders.”