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Heesen Unveils Project Cosmos Details at Monaco Yacht Show

Clocking in at an impressive 80 meters/262 feet and boasting a racy top speed of 29 knots, Heesen‘s Project Cosmos is set to be one of the Dutch shipyard’s most anticipated builds to date. As well as being the largest yacht Heesen has ever built, her ambitious top speed puts her at the top of her class. Following on from her sale in March of this year, Heesen chose to reveal the details of their ambitious new design at the Monaco Yacht Show which is taking place from the 26th to 29th of September.

This striking all-aluminium yacht was built to a tight brief that highlighted speed, size, and slick lines reminiscent of modern sports car design. These specifications have brought unique challenges to the project, with Heesen focusing on how to avoid adding extra weight without foregoing on longitudinal strength. The solution is Heesen’s patented “The Backbone” beam which is shaped like an “I” which is far stronger than a simple flat bar. Similarly, to achieve the ambitious top speed of 29 knots, Heesen have had to think on their feet. Her hull will be fitted with four MTU engines that feed into two pitch propellers and can provide 19,000 horse power.

To ensure every aspect of the project is completed to Heesen’s exacting standards, the Dutch shipyard has collaborated with industry experts like the British studio Winch Design which has taken care of the exquisite exterior styling and Sinot who are known for their work on Heesen’s 70 metre/230 foot Galactica Super Nova for her interior spaces.

As well as her performance capabilities and good looks, Project Cosmos has also been designed with comfort and livability in mind. Highlights include her magnificent sun deck which measures 270 square meters/885 square feet, her charming outdoor cinema area, a spacious glass-bottomed pool, and an idyllic beach club right by the water which boasts its own gorgeous sunken bar for post-swim cocktails. In total, Project Cosmos will have four guest suites on her lower deck, a VIP suite and private studio on the bridge deck and a centerpiece master suite on the main deck which will be able to receive up to 12 overnight guests. There will also be capacity for a 19-strong crew which gives the owners great flexibility in deciding to bring additional staff onboard.

Alice Longhurst

After her first taste of life at sea aged three, Alice spends her time writing about yachts, fine wine and the good things in life.

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