60m Heesen superyacht Project Skyfall launched and christened Ultra G

Heesen Yachts has launched its first superyacht of 2023, the 60-metre full-custom Ultra G, previously known under her build name as Project Skyfall. The yacht’s launch ceremony took place on 27 January. Ultra G yacht launchPhoto: Ruben GriffioenThe Dutch shipyard has described Ultra G as the “ultimate expression of the knowledge and experience gained in over forty years of shipbuilding to the finest Dutch quality standards.” She’s a true work of collaboration, with Omega Architects taking charge of her exterior styling, Van Oossanen Naval Architects her engineering and Harrison Eidsgaard her interior spaces. Ultra G yacht launchPhoto: Ruben GriffioenThe 60-metre superyacht has been built and designed for a fishing enthusiast. She’s incredibly fast, thanks to quad MTU 20V 4000 engines and four Kongsberg S90 waterjets, which deliver a top speed of 37 knots, and brimming with amenities. 

Skyfall exudes power and speed in every single detail,” Frank Laupman of Omega Architects previously told SuperYacht Times. “She’ll be the most powerful, diesel-driven yacht (no turbines, just jets) to be built in the Netherlands, to date. Her aggressive paint scheme serves to further highlight these characteristics. We started the process with a normal yacht, which had to be unique, in terms of design and technical properties. But as we designed her for a keen angler, we altered her to meet the owner’s needs, to include a fully operable fish cockpit.” Ultra G yacht launchPhoto: Ruben GriffioenUltra G has an abundance of entertainment onboard, with a media room, games area and an infinity pool on the sun deck. Her owner will undoubtedly spend most of their time on the aft deck, making use of the fighting cockpit fishing for big game. Ultra G yacht launchPhoto: Ruben GriffioenUltra G yacht launchPhoto: Ruben GriffioenRead: First Look: 24m Vanquish VQ80 SportFish, the chase boat for Heesen’s 60m superyacht Skyfall

Heesen opted for aluminium for both her hull and superstructure, and Ultra G benefits from Van Oossanen’s patented Fast Displacement Hull Form. Ultra G offers accommodation for as many as 10 guests and 13 crew. Her master apartment is located on the bridge deck and features a Jacuzzi, large walk-in wardrobe and a generous bathroom with a central oval bath and separate shower stall. Ultra G also has a dedicated ‘relief area’ for canine guests – a self-flushing area of the side deck finished in synthetic grass, complete with sensors, cameras and sprinklers.Ultra G yacht launchPhoto: Ruben GriffioenThe superyacht Ultra G is currently undergoing system commissioning testing before leaving Oss for intensive trials in the North Sea.Project Skyfall Yacht exterior

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