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Project update: Heesen's 60m superyacht Project SkyFall takes shape

17 September 2021• Written by Miranda Blazeby

Heesen’s in-build 60m all-aluminium superyacht Project SkyFall is taking shape at the Dutch builder’s Oss-based yard. The yacht’s hull and superstructure have now been joined and the main engines lowered onto their mounts by three large mobile cranes.

Project SkyFall will reach speeds of up to 37 knots
Images: Heesen

Project SkyFall will remain in the shed for outfitting until spring 2023 when the yacht will begin sea trials in the North Sea ahead of delivery.

Described as a “sport fisherman in yacht disguise”, Project SkyFall features a fighting chair and storage for 40 rods. Project SkyFall will be Heesen's most powerful project yet, with a propulsion package totalling 22,000 horsepower and four water jets, resulting in top speeds of 37 knots in light load conditions. The engines will also be compliant with IMO Tier III regulations.

Delivery is scheduled for 2023

Exterior design comes courtesy of Omega Architects, which was specifically chosen by the owner, while the hull colour is described as "desert tan".

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.

When complete in 2023, Project SkyFall will be accompanied by a custom tender built by Vanquish to a design penned by Guido de Groot described as “mirroring the mothership down to the last brushstroke”.

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