Heesen: Order book full to 2025
An “exceptional” last year for Heesen looks set to continue into 2022 and beyond, according to the Dutch builder. Despite challenges presented by a global pandemic, Heesen delivered four yachts and sold a further five in 2021.
The yard’s workforce of 1,000 has currently 14 yachts under construction, including the 60m Project Falcon and the 80m Project Cosmos. The order backlog has Heesen booked up until 2025.
As the yard’s financial position is good, Heesen has launched a speculative yacht-building programme in the 50m to 57m range, it reported. The firm said: “Yachts have proved to be the ultimate haven to escape to, and more than ever, time is of the essence.” The ability to offer customers shorter wait times for new-build yachts has proved an important asset in the current market, said Heesen.
Sustainability must remain top priority. According to Heesen, there is no future for the superyachting industry, or for yachting in general, unless it play its part in tackling climate change.
At the Monaco Yacht Show, Heesen launched its new sustainability programme, BlueNautech. The firm also committed itself to increasing hull and propulsion efficiency, introducing energy-saving solutions at anchor, improving the operational efficiency of its yachts, sourcing recycled and alternative materials, and adopting sustainable production methods at the shipyard. Heesen also remains an anchor partner of the Water Revolution Foundation.