During a three day process, the hull of the yacht was lowered into the water at Heesen's Talsma steel fabrication yard and towed to Oss where the MTU 12V4000 M65R diesel engines were installed. The two-part aluminium superstructure and mast were then fixed to the top of the hull. Outfitting and the interior fit-out will now take place inside the shed ahead of the yacht's slated delivery in 2023.
The construction milestone follows the turning of the hull in May 2021 and the keel-laying ceremony in October 2020, which saw a Greek coin featuring Poseidon welded to the keel.
Project Sparta is based on the yard’s 66 metre Project Avanti, which was first presented at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018 and “captured the attention” of the owner.
Designed inside and out by Winch Design, the 67 metre Steel FDHF Project Sparta features an “elegant sheer line”, “strong bow” and “inviting transom characterised by a steeped aft deck area,” the yard said. The Fast Displacement Hull Form comes courtesy of Van Oossanen Naval Architects while the project is being overseen by Arcon Yachts.
Elsewhere, the raised pilothouse lends the yacht a “new-look sporty profile” while interior and exterior areas “connect harmoniously”. Key features on board Sparta include a 6.5 metre infinity pool aft and sundeck equipped with a Jacuzzi, bar and sunpads.
The 1,200GT interior features a full beam main deck saloon and indoor dining area that connects to the aft deck terrace. Accommodation is for a total of 12 guests, comprising four guest suites forward of the main deck. A sliding partition allows two of the forward cabins to transform into one full beam VIP.
The bridge deck meanwhile has been dedicated to the owner. Two suites sit forward and aft. Both have access to a private outdoor lounge and dining area.
Elsewhere, a spiral staircase and glass elevator service all three decks. The galley and crew accommodation sit on the lower deck and is large enough to accommodate a crew of 14 and two additional staff members. Also on the lower deck is a walk-in wellness area with a Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym. Tenders and toys are stored in the forward garage.
Powered by two MTU 12V4000 M65R diesel engines, Project Sparta will have a top speed of 16 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 12 knots.