The yard shares the news of its first delivery in what should be its best year since 2011…
Image courtesy Ruben Griffioen
Netherlands-based Heesen announced the delivery of 60m Factory.
The 1,060 GT vessel is powered by two MTUt 12V 4000 M65L diesel engines and has a range of 4,200 nautical miles and 13 knots with a top speed of 17.5 knots. Factory is also the first superyacht to sport the SCR system alongside MTU V12 engines. It can accommodate up to 12 people in six bedrooms with 15 crew members.
Peter van der Zanden, Managing Director of Design, Development and Engineering at Heesen, said: “Thanks to the knowledge acquired during the evolution of our steel fleet over the years, our engineering and naval architecture easily hit all the targets. Factory is one of the most complex steel yachts we have delivered to date, but our experience has helped us find ingenious solutions and presented a solid foundation for smart innovation.”
The vessel recently completed North Sea trials carried out by Captain Varun who said: “I am extremely proud to take delivery of my second Heesen yacht. Factory is solid and gives me great confidence. We tested it in sea state five with winds up to 30 knots, and it performed very well.”
Image courtesy of Dick Holthius
The exterior was designed by Omega Architects, who introduced a “bird’s wing” pattern as a visual enhancement to integrate the main deck, deck and sundeck without interrupting the horizontal sweep of the windows. Sinot Yacht Architecture and Design created the interior décor that provided Heesen Yachts Interiors with the challenge of working with rare woods, precious fabrics and leathers.
The factory is the first of six Heesen superyachts scheduled for delivery in 2022, which would be the yard’s best year for deliveries since 2011. By the end of 2024, the builder will have delivered a total LOA of 1,924m since 2015 and GT 21,439.
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