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Full-custom 57m Heesen Project Setteesettanta to begin construction next year

5 December 2022 • Written by Katia Damborsky

Dutch yard Heesen has sold a full-custom 57 metre superyacht known as Project YN 20857 and codenamed Project Setteesettanta. The project was sold to an existing Heesen owner and the keel is due to be laid in August 2023.

The all-aluminium yacht will feature Heesen’s signature van Oossanen Fast Displacement Hull Form, with Frank Laupman and the team at Omega Architects helming the exteriors and Cristiano Gatto Design responsible for the interior.

Key features of Project Setteesettanta (sette e settanta, which translates to ‘seven and seventy’ in Italian) include a four-metre infinity pool on the aft. A set of steps on either side of the pool lead guests down to the swimming terrace, which features a hydraulic transformer platform for easy access to the water.

Cristiano Gatto compared the new project to Crazy Me , pictured above

Tenders and toys are stowed in the forward garage behind gull-wing doors, with additional storage for toys tucked behind the lazarette aft.

The yacht will have a six-cabin layout with a generous upper deck owner’s apartment complete with 180-degree views and private access to the foredeck, which can also function as a touch-and-go helipad.

A VIP cabin is found on the main deck, alongside a gym. There are a further four guest cabins on the lower deck. The decks are connected by an oval staircase that runs back-to-back with the crew staircase for improved space optimisation.

Speaking on the design, Cristiano Gatto said his long-standing relationship with Heesen had reached “new heights” with Project Setteesettanta. “This new project possesses all the characteristics to become the crown jewel in Heesen’s fleet, and I’m sure it will create many ripples, just like Crazy Me did ten years ago," he said.

Omega Architects also teamed up on the Heesen yacht Vida
Credit: Jeff Brown

Friso Visser, Heesen’s CCO, added: “We are extremely honoured that our clients have entrusted us with the build of a new yacht for the second time. A full-custom, the 57 metre motor yacht cannot be anything other than perfect, and there isn’t a shipyard in the world with a better knowledge of the techniques and disciplines needed to reach these heights. This will be a memorable journey that will lead to the creation of a dream, and we can’t wait to enjoy it with the owners of YN 20857 and their team.”

The yacht will have a 2.3 metre draft with top speeds of 18 knots and a transatlantic range of 3,900 nautical miles at 12 knots.

There are 14 yachts currently under construction at Heesen, built in steel and aluminium and ranging from 50 to 80 metres in length.

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