Heesen Yachts

Located in Oss, The Netherlands, Heesen Yachts builds custom superyachts in aluminium and steel from 30 to 70 metres in size.

History of Heesen Yachts

Heesen Yachts was founded by Frans Heesen in 1978, drawing on the rich talent pool of maritime craftsmen and artisans in The Netherlands. The shipyard claims to be the first in Holland to utilize aluminium alloy in constructing yacht hulls. Heesen Yachts has continued to pioneer the use of aluminium to produce seaworthy yet swift performance superyachts.

In 1992, the shipyard added full displacement, steel-hulled motor yachts to its portfolio. In recent years, Heesen Yachts also has developed a series of “Fast Displacement” superyachts, designed to provide higher speeds and greater fuel efficiency than a traditional luxury yacht.

Notable Heesen Yachts

In 2011, Heesen Yachts delivered the 50-metre superyacht Satori, featuring breathtaking contemporary exterior styling by Omega Architects. Constructed entirely in aluminium, and powered by twin MTU 16V 4000 M90 diesel engines, she has a cruising speed of 24 knots. Satori’s interior design is by Remi Tessier.

The 65-metre superyacht Galactica Star was launched by Heesen in 2013. She features an innovative Fast Displacement hull designed by van Oossanen Naval Architects that the shipyard reports is 30 percent more efficient than a traditional superyacht hull of the same size. She combines a 28-knot top speed with a range of 4,200 nautical miles.

Specialisations of Heesen Yachts

Heesen Yachts is helping to move the needle on advanced performance hull design for superyachts over 30 metres. The shipyard works with owners and noted architects to build fast yet long-range custom yachts in aluminium and steel.

AILISH V

Heesen   36.8 m •  2010

L'EQUINOX

Heesen   36.8 m •  2006

G-FORCE

Heesen   36.8 m •  2006

LET IT BE M

Heesen   36.79 m •  2005

BUKA U

Heesen   36.79 m •  2006

SUN ARK

Heesen   36.77 m •  1995

PANDION

Heesen   36.58 m •  1995

DUKE TOWN

Heesen   36.52 m •  2002

CLIA

Heesen   36.3 m •  2004

OPUS II

Heesen   35.97 m •  1997

ALCOR

Heesen   34.85 m •  2000

SPACE

Heesen   34.8 m •  2012

PRINTEMPS

Heesen   34.14 m •  1987

ALMA

Heesen   34.14 m •  2002

PLATINUM PRINCESS

Heesen   33.1 m •  1988

KARYATIS

Heesen   32.16 m •  2005

EL LOBO

Heesen   32 m •  1991

ORYX OF LONDON

Heesen   31.7 m •  1983

DARWINA

Heesen   31.49 m •  1990

ZABAVA

Heesen   30.7 m •  2000

AMMOUN OF LONDON

Heesen   30.65 m •  2000

AMIGO

Heesen   30 m •  2003

EFLIN

Heesen   29.29 m •  1988

AQUA VIRGIN

Heesen   29.08 m •  1985

METEOR

Heesen   28.29 m •  1998

HEARTBEAT OF LIFE

Heesen   28.1 m •  1989

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

Heesen   28.04 m •  1985

LAMI

Heesen   27.74 m •  1979

MARLA II

Heesen   27.5 m •  1993

LAZY DEVIL

Heesen   27.43 m •  1986

EN-JOY

Heesen   26.21 m •  1992

ARIAZ

Heesen   25.39 m •  1985

FABIENNE

Heesen   24.63 m •  1990

O SOLE MIO

Heesen   24.38 m •  1995