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Construction on track: Milestone reached on 67m Heesen superyacht Project Sparta

5 May 2021By Miranda Blazeby

Construction on the 67 metre steel superyacht  Project Sparta is continuing on schedule at Dutch yard Heesen, with the yacht reaching a new in-build milestone. 

The hull of the yacht has now been turned, allowing the engineering fit-out of the yacht to begin. It comes after the hull of the yacht was assembled at specialist yard Talsma in the Netherlands. 

Jim Dixon, director of yachts & aviation at exterior designer Winch Designs, said: "The turning of the hull marks a special moment in the construction of this exceptional project, and brings with it a great sense of pride and accomplishment to all involved."

The construction milestone follows the keel-laying ceremony in October 2020, which saw a Greek coin featuring Poseidon was welded to the keel. Due for delivery in 2023, 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.

Project Sparta is based on the yard's 66 metre Project Avanti

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.