MYS 2017: Heesen Yachts unveil Winch and Denn designed projects

Written by Georgia Tindale

The Dutch shipyard, Heesen, unveiled two new projects today, on the first day of the Monaco Yacht show. 

Avanti 66m rendering

The first project is a new collaboration with the British design studio, Winch Design, on the interiors and exteriors of Avanti, a new 66-metre motoryacht. With the sculptural surfaces of the concept reflecting both the sky and ocean, her design will achieve a muscular and contemporary appearance. 

By incorporating a raised pilothouse, Avanti is given a sporty profile. On board, the owner’s cabin offers panoramic views, overlooking the relaxation area on the foredeck. Avanti’s contemporary interior offers a full beam main deck with panoramic windows. 

The 66-metre motoryacht also features an infinity pool measuring five metres, and a large tender garage under the foredeck to accommodate a limousine tender and rescue boat. Various customisable cabin options are available, and the lower deck offers a full spa option, with gym, Hammam and sauna. 

The owner’s stateroom connects to a private sky lounge aft, opening up to an exterior dining table. Guests are also provided with a relaxation area fitted with Jacuzzi and bar on the sundeck, which is connected to the other three decks via a glass elevator. With lounges across two levels, Avanti also features interior and exterior dining spaces for up to 12 guests.

Maximus 83m rendering 1

The second project revealed by Heesen is Project Maximus: a new 83m concept from the France-based designer, Clifford Denn. Project Maximus is a long, low, sleek and narrow vessel ideally suited for Heesen’s new ‘shed’, which can house up to 83m LOA. 

Inspired by Denn’s experience designing commercial passenger vessels for Cunard (QM2), P&O and Viking Ocean Cruise vessels, where the wheelhouse is located forward and under the passenger decks, this striking yacht puts the owner experience at the fore. Central to the design is the full use of the private exterior deck for both owner and guest. The exterior deck stretches across an unprecedented full length of the boat.

An almost vertical bow enables an extended waterline length, allowing the crash bulkhead to move forward and gaining interior space and volume. This frees up further exterior space at the stern of the vessel for a large pool area, waterfall features and a large bathing platform. Wide stairs link all external decks, and a covered external lounge and dining area is located just forward of the pool on the main deck

Maximus 83m rendering 2

 Providing good wind protection for all aft decks and top-end hydrodynamic performance, Maximus can accommodate up to five guests, and can be configured as two VIP suites and one guest suite, by opening linking doors, in addition to a stunning owner’s suite.

“When compared with other boats of its size it has an enormous pool, huge external deck areas, and all with the same internal volumes as a normal 83m,” says Denn. “It’s large boat thinking that puts the owner’s needs first.”



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