Heesen Yachts has introduced two new concepts at the Monaco Yacht Show 2017.
With the 83-meter Maximus project and the 66-meter Avanti, the Dutch shipyard famous for their aluminium yachts shows an intention to start competing in the megayacht space.
Maximus is a long, low, sleek and narrow vessel designed by the France-based designer, Clifford Denn, inspired by his experience designing commercial passenger vessels for Cunard (QM2), P&O and Viking Ocean Cruise vessels.
As on cruise ships, the wheelhouse is located forward and under the passenger decks, this striking yacht puts the owner experience at the fore. Central to the design is the full use of the private exterior deck for both owner and guest. The exterior deck stretches across an unprecedented full length of the boat.
An almost vertical bow enables an extended waterline length, allowing the crash bulkhead to move forward and gaining interior space and volume. This frees up further exterior space at the stern of the vessel for a large pool area, waterfall features and a large bathing platform. Wide stairs link all external decks, and a covered external lounge and dining area is located just forward of the pool on the main deck. Providing good wind protection for all aft decks and top-end hydrodynamic performance, Maximus can accommodate up to five guests, and can be configured as two VIP suites and one guest suite, by opening linking doors, in addition to a stunning owner’s suite.
Avanti, the second project, more typical of Heesen’s usual models, is designed by Winch throughout. On board, the owner’s cabin offers panoramic views, overlooking the relaxation area on the foredeck. Avanti’s contemporary interior offers a full beam main deck with panoramic windows. The owner’s stateroom connects to a private sky lounge aft, opening up to an exterior dining table. Guests are also provided with a relaxation area fitted with Jacuzzi and bar on the sundeck, which is connected to the other three decks via a glass elevator. With lounges across two levels, Avanti also features interior and exterior dining spaces for up to 12 guests.
This motoryacht also features an infinity pool measuring five metres, and a large tender garage under the foredeck to accommodate a limousine tender and rescue boat. Various customisable cabin options are available, and the lower deck offers a full spa option, with gym, Hammam and sauna.