By Iman Zahid
Set sail in the all-new fabulous yacht from Heesen to explore the world in the utmost luxury. Dedicated to pushing the boundaries in design, engineering and construction, Heesen continues to evolve its superyachts with innovation and high-quality craftsmanship. The Dutch shipyard introduces Project Cosmos – the world’s largest and fastest full-aluminium yacht ever built.
Set to be a colossal 80m with a top speed of almost 30 knots, Project Cosmos is currently in build. She will be the shipyard’s largest yacht built to date and the fastest in her class, marking a succession of new technological firsts for the iconic Dutch shipyard – a thoroughbred racehorse and the next evolution of the Heesen breed.
As the world leader in large aluminium yachts, Heesen has devised an entirely innovative, spine-like construction process that has been patented as “The Backbone”. This brings strength to the design without adding extra weight to the overall structure.
To deliver the desired top speed of 30 knots, the Fast Displacement Hull Form will be fitted with four MTU engines to drive two controllable pitch propellers which are required to handle the enormous amount of power – a total of 19,000hp.
Furthermore, Heesen has collaborated with renowned British studio Winch Design for the exterior work and award-winning Dutch studio Sinot for the interior of Project Cosmos to match the timeless Heesen DNA.
Winch Design’s has created a sleek and contemporary profile while still maintaining the style elements unique to Heesen’s DNA. Remarkable features include a 270 square meter sun deck; a helicopter landing area that doubles as an outdoor cinema; a seven-meter, glass-bottomed swimming pool; a beach club with a sunken walk-around bar, that features illuminated onyx panels and opens up to the transom and portside platforms.
In addition, Sinot’s interiors showcase a clean aesthetic that is inspired by elements from nature and the mathematical Fibonacci sequence. Key interior design features include a stunning spiral staircase with stainless-steel detailing that wraps around the full glass elevator and a spacious foyer on the main deck, that combine to form a highly desirable entrance to the boat.
The yacht will accommodate 12 guests in four guest suites on the lower deck, a VIP with an adjacent private studio on the bridge deck, and a striking master room on the main deck forward. Nineteen crew in eleven cabins will be able to discretely service the guests.
Project Cosmos will launch in November 2021 and be delivered in April 2022.