Heesen Yachts starts construction of new 85m dry dock

Heesen Yachts has announced that they have started construction works for their new 85 metre dry dock at the facility in Oss. Which is scheduled to be completed by October 2016. The official inauguration will take place on November 11, 2016. The new shed, measuring 98m x 30m x 22m will replace sheds no. 2 and 3.

“The new 85m dry dock is our investment in the future and our response to the market request for bigger yachts,” says the Heesen Board of Directors. “The success of the 65m FDHF Galactica Star,– the largest Heesen currently at sea – and the impressive 70m Project Kometa currently under construction, are creating a lot of interest in Heesen from repeat clients, as well as from owners who are new to our brand. We are now ready to further expand the size of our yachts on offer up to 80m.”

The new shed will be temperature and humidity controlled, the dry dock floor will be heated and automatic sun tracker lights on the roof will reduce the use of power for lighting by 25% to optimise illumination.

A high quality air filtering system further provides optimal conditions for the painting process: 60,000m3 of air per hour will be filtered through special filters using 70% of the air intake from outside and 30% recycled air.

By Maarten Janssen

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