Heesen signs contract for 57m superyacht


Heesen has sold its latest fully custom  aluminium new build project, 57m (186ft) Project YN 20857, for an undisclosed fee. It will be built in collaboration with Omega Architects and Cristiano Gatto Design.

Expected for delivery in 2026, Project YN 20857, also known as Project Setteesettanta, will be built using Van Oossanen Naval Architects’ Fast Displacement Hull Form. The firm claims that it reduces fuel consumption by up to 20%.

YN 20857 will be a quintessential Heesen,” said Friso Visser, chief commercial officer , Heesen. “We are extremely honoured that our clients have entrusted us with the build of a new yacht for the second time.”

The returning Heesen clients are represented by surveyor Hugo Morgan-Harris of Saunders Morgan-Harris, who leads the build’s technical team for a second time too. “We were fortunate enough to come in for the final stages of the build, trials and delivery of their first Heesen, so we already have a great insight into their preferences and the technical aspects of Heesen’s work,” he said.

The interior design team at Cristiano Gatto Design was  also involved with the previous build. The firm’s CEO, Cristiano Gatto, said: “Over the years, we have created a strong bond with Heesen. This new project possesses all the characteristics to become the crown jewel in Heesen’s fleet and I’m sure it will create many ripples, just like MY Crazy Me did 10 years ago!” 

Heesen currently has 14 yachts ranging from 50m to 80m in build, with orders reaching as far as 2026.

The first tank testing for Project YN 20857 will begin at Heesen’s Wolfson Unit, Southampton on December 20th and 21st. Construction is expected to begin in August 2023.