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60m Heesen Ultra G begins sea trials in the North Sea

6 July 2023 • Written by Holly Overton

The 60-metre Heesen superyacht Ultra G has been spotted heading out into the North Sea to begin sea trials.

Ultra G is one of Heesen's most powerful projects yet with a propulsion package totalling 22,000 horsepower, including four water jets, resulting in a top speed of 37 knots in light load conditions. 

Described by the yard as a “sport fisherman in yacht disguise”, the custom design draws on inspiration from two previous sportfishing models built by Heesen in the nineties and features a fighting chair and storage for 40 rods.

Ultra G is Heesen's most powerful superyacht to date
Credit: Bjorn Mierop

Exterior design is the work of Frank Laupman's Omega Architects, and the studio was specifically chosen by the owner to create the yacht's unique lines.

The 918GT interior will include accommodation for ten guests in four suites on the lower deck. The bridge deck has been reserved for the owner’s accommodation, which comprises a large aft-facing suite that opens onto a private terrace equipped with a Jacuzzi and relaxation area.

Credit: Bjorn Mierop

Entertaining is a core part of Ultra G's design, with a custom wine fridge in the main saloon and a large media room with the latest in audio-visual equipment. There is a games table on the main deck forward and a sundeck with an infinity pool facing aft.  

Customisation continues with a number of dog-friendly features including a 'relief area' with self-flushing and synthetic grass. 

The waterjet propulsion drives the yacht's draft to less than three metres and helps to reduce vibrations. Meanwhile, the lightweight aluminium Fast Displacement Hull Form, complete with course fins, gyro stabilisers and interceptor trim plates, promises a smoother onboard experience. The engines will also be compliant with IMO Tier III regulations.

Ultra G will be accompanied by a custom tender built by Vanquish to a design by Guido de Groot that "mirrors the mothership down to the last brushstroke”. 

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Heesen Yachts   58.5 m •  2024

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