Heesen Launches New 50-Metre Steel Class “Project Triton” Superyacht
Heesen’s second unit in their 50-metre steel class has been launched this week. The superyacht, dubbed “Project Triton” will leave the Dutch Shipyard to undertake 5 days of sea trials in the North Sea before its delivery, scheduled for the end of the month.
Project Triton is a traditional full-displacement steel hull. The exterior of the yacht, which is characterised by its bulbous bow and bold profile, was designed by international yacht designer Clifford Denn. The contemporary interior design was provided by British studio Reymond Langton and includes five suites, which can hold up to ten guests, with the master on the main deck forward and four guest cabins on the lower deck.
Featured on board the superyacht include a variety of amenities—a spacious wellness area, an elegant beach club, and a tender and toy storage on the foredeck. Due to the yacht’s twin MTU 8V4000 M63 engines, Project Triton will be able to cruise up to speeds of 15 knots and reach a transoceanic range of 3,800 nautical miles when travelling at 12 knots.
The design of the yacht has been described as “timeless yet sporty” by Heesen's Mark Cavendish, which came into fruition by “'Heesen’s traditional pelican bow, with its reversed sheer line, perfectly integrated into the curvaceous shapes introduced by Clifford Denn.”
“The grilles on the main deck aft fashion plates and and navigation lights, for example, are only few of the automotive design details that lend contemporary appeal,” Cavendish told Boat International in a statement, adding, “Austin Healey, Old Porsche, and Alfa Spider are the cars that inspired the exterior design.”
The 50-metre steel class will be the sistership to Omaha, which was delivered in July 2018.