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Heesen Yachts has confirmed that the construction of YN 20067, Project Sparta, is proceeding on schedule following the hull and superstructure being joined. The 67-metre (219-foot) superyacht will be ready for delivery in 2023.
During a three-day operation that saw Sparta’s hull lowered into the water for the first time at the Talsma steel fabrication yard, cranes were pre-positioned just along the canal from the Oss shipyard. The hull was towed to Oss for preparation, and next day relocated under the cranes to receive the two MTU 12V4000 M65R diesel engines and gearboxes. The two-part aluminium superstructure and the mast assembly was then placed on the hull.
Arthur Brouwer, CEO at Heesen Yachts, commented, “The production of full-custom yachts is a challenge that we at Heesen always undertake with great enthusiasm. Their construction embodies the personality of their owners, and offers us the opportunity to demonstrate the incredible levels of excellence our teams can achieve. Working with Winch Design is always a great pleasure, and we look forward to seeing this yacht in all her splendour two years from now.”
The completed structure is now secure in Heesen’s no. 5 shed, where outfitting and interior fit-out are set to begin. Following the joining of the hull and superstructure, the assertive exterior form of Project Sparta can now be appreciated for the first time, characterised by a powerful bow, bold curves and an inviting stern area, with its stepped aft deck and 6.5-metre infinity pool.
As a substantial yacht, every corner of Project Sparta’s 1,200GT interior volume is utilised, in a layout that reflects the lifestyle of the owners and their family. The full-beam saloon on the main deck is a unique feature on a vessel of this size, giving Project Sparta the feel of a pocket mega yacht.
Four double guest cabins are located on the main deck, with the forward cabin transforming into a full-beam suite with a sliding partition. The lower deck is allocated to a well-appointed walk-in wellness area with an oval Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gymnasium, plus crew quarters and the galley. The owner has reserved the upper deck for private use, with suites facing forward and aft.
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