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Harrison Eidsgaard Discusses What Makes a Heesen

28 October 2019

The founders of superyacht design studio Harrison Eidsgaard have dissected the DNA of a Heesen-built superyacht.

Speaking to BOAT International, Ben Harrison and Peder Eidsgaard reflected on their eight year working partnership with the Dutch yard, which began with the 51 metre Irisha. The fully custom designed superyacht Irisha was delivered in 2018.

Speaking about their first collaboration with Heesen, Harrison said: “We very much enjoyed the whole experience, from the first hand sketches on a piece of paper through to the delivery of the yacht three years later.” Eidsgaard added that the process demonstrated “what an efficient organisation” Heesen is.

“The exterior was created from our sketches into a 3D model extremely fast and there were no changes from that until the build,” he said.

The 51 metre superyacht Irisha was delivered last year

Irisha demonstrates the key DNA of Heesen’s standout superyachts with a “fast, elegant hull,” Eidsgaard said. “It’s clearly a fast boat, all of them aluminium - this makes them stand out in the size range.”

Harrison added that the interiors on board were indicative of Heesen’s “high standards”.

“Heesen do a lot of the interior fit out themselves and that’s really the fully custom bespoke element that you get with a Heesen. I think you can always tell the quality of the fittings, it is of a very high standard.”

In partnership with Heesen Yachts