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Credit: Ruben Griffioen

80m Heesen flagship Genesis delivered under new ownership

1 September 2023 • Written by Katia Damborsky

Dutch yard Heesen has crowned a new flagship with the delivery of its 80-metre superyacht Genesis. Formerly known as Project Cosmos and Galactica, the all-aluminium yacht was technically completed last year, with sea trials taking place in April 2022.

In a statement Heesen announced that the yacht had been officially delivered to her new owners yesterday (31 August). The yard also confirmed that "the sale and delivery of the yacht had been coordinated with the Dutch authorities". In May last year the yard changed its ownership structure to an independent foundation that ensured it was 100% Dutch and could continue to build and deliver yachts. 

Credit: Ruben Griffioen

Genesis now supersedes the shipyard's former flagship, the 70-metre Galactica Super Nova, by 10 metres and takes its place as the fastest aluminium yacht in her size class thanks to four MTU 4000 M73 engines totalling 19,000hp

She features exterior styling by British studio Winch Design while Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design was appointed to design the yacht's interiors. The project marks Heesen's third collaboration with Sinot.

Accommodation is for up to 12 guests split across six cabins, including a main deck owner's suite, bridge-deck VIP and four lower deck cabins. The crew quarters will sleep a staff of 19 people. 

Other key features include a certified helideck on the bow beneath which sits the tender garage with room for a Winch-designed custom limousine.

Heesen currently has eight projects in build, according to BOATPro, and Genesis joins three other superyachts expected to be delivered this year, including 60-metre Ultra G. 

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