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7 of our favourite Heesen superyachts

7 of our favourite Heesen superyachts

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The record breaker

In the 1980’s, superyacht owner John Staluppi was looking for a boat that could do over 50 knots, so he entered into a deal with Heesen.

"The boat has to do over 50 knots,” said Staluppi to Frans Heesen. “If it does under 50 knots I don’t have to take the boat. If the boat does 51 knots or more, for every knot over 51 knots we would pay a $200,000 bonus."

Octopussy did 53 knots, and in doing so became the fastest superyacht in the world at the time. The 43.6 metre yacht has now had a refit and is no longer capable of the same top speed.

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