In this episode of New Build Stories, BOAT talks with superyacht designer Clifford Denn and Heesen’s director of sales Mark Cavendish about the Dutch yard's 50 metre superyacht Project Triton.
Maximising space inside the recently launched 50 metre steel displacement yacht Project Triton was key. The second hull in the series after sistership Omaha, Project Triton has been modified to maximise the Reymond Langton-penned interior space. Key to this is the guest accommodation on the lower deck, which features four larger guest cabins, instead of the usual five. “Quite often on boats this size, designers will try to squeeze a fifth cabin in there to give a total of six cabins (with the master cabin),” Cavendish explained. “We’ve avoided this on Triton because we think it compromises too many of the cabins.”
Elsewhere, the tender garage, which is traditionally located aft, has been removed and placed on the foredeck. “This means that we can use the tender garage as a luxury area for the owner,” Cavendish added. “In this case, it’s been set up as a beach club, with a bar and lounging area. All of these small attentions to detail gives the boat as much volume as you can.”
The Clifford Denn-penned exterior meanwhile has been inspired by classic car design which features “very nice rounded shapes mixed with very tense forms,” according to Denn. On Triton, this inspiration translates into “a very nice tense form right from the bow leading to the back to the aft of the vessel mixed with the rounded shapes on the top of the superstructure”.