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Heesen Begins Construction on 60 Metre Superyacht Project Skyfall

6 October 2020By Miranda Blazeby

Heesen laid the keel on its all-aluminium superyacht Project Skyfall.

The construction milestone took place on October 1 and saw the owner's representative lay a 450BC Greek coin on the keel to mark the start of the build.

Due for delivery in 2023, Project Skyfall will be Heesen's most powerful project yet. Equipped with a propulsion package totalling 22,000 horsepower and four water jets, the yacht will have a top speed of 37 knots in light load conditions. The engines will also be compliant with IMO Tier III regulations.

Exterior design comes courtesy of Omega Architects, which was specifically chosen by the owner. One key feature is the fishing cockpit, which will sit at the stern. Heesen described the owner as “a discerning yachtsman with a passion for speed”.

The 900GT interior will include accommodation for 10 guests in four suites on the lower deck. The bridge deck meanwhile has been reserved for the owner’s accommodation. This comprises a large aft facing suite, which opens onto a private terrace equipped with a whirlpool and relaxation seating areas.

Project Skyfall is Heesen's most powerful project to date

On the main deck, there is a dining table large enough to seat 12 guests, a “conversation area” and a further dining area on the aft deck. Large sliding doors connect the outdoors with the indoor seating area and bar. A media room, complete with a cinema and games table, sits forward.

A wide range of tenders and toys will be stored on the foredeck while the lazarette will be a dedicated beach club and wellness area, which will include a ‘fishing cave’ with stowage for 40 rods.

Speaking about the yacht, Heesen's design and development manager, Peter van der Zanden, said: “Project SkyFall forced us to think out of the box and look for smart engineering solutions. At Heesen, we enjoy putting our thinking caps on, to find ingenious solutions to challenging requests from our clients.”