Go Behind the Scenes with Heesen’s Latest Project, 80.7m M/Y Cosmos
February 20, 2019
Learn more about Project Cosmos, an 80.07 metre all-aluminium Heesen motor yacht scheduled for delivery in April 2022.
Founded in 1978, multi-award winning Dutch shipyard Heesen is one of the most renowned luxury yacht builders in the world. With a remarkable heritage and a reputation for pushing boundaries, Heesen are responsible for creating some of the most powerful and luxurious superyachts ever built.
Following hot on the heels of award-winning semi-displacement yacht IRISHA, the Dutch shipyard’s newest project is all-aluminium superyacht COSMOS. At 80.7 metres COSMOS will be Heesen’s largest yacht to date as well as the fastest full-aluminium motor yacht with a conventional propeller propulsion system on the water.
The latest in a long line of innovative and groundbreaking projects, COSMOS will combine Heesen’s signature cutting-edge technology with award-winning design. Powered by 4 MTU 20 V 4000 engines with 19 000 hp, she will have a cruising speed of 20 knots and an impressive top speed of almost 30 knots.
Setting new standards for design and construction, COSMOS will be built using Heesen’s patented Backbone® method and equipped with smart technology throughout. A sleek and powerful superyacht, she will be fitted with a Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) for increased efficiency and comfort when cruising.
With 6 generously-sized staterooms, COSMOS will have accommodation for 12 guests including a magnificent master suite on the main deck. Her interiors will be styled by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design representing Heesen’s third collaboration with the award-winning Dutch design company.
British studio Winch Design has been appointed to carry out COSMOS’ exterior styling which will reflect her owner’s superyacht vision and lifestyle. Notable features will include a fully-rated helicopter landing pad which can be transformed into an open-air cinema plus a glass-bottomed swimming pool and vast beach club.
Working with long-standing partners Van Oossanen Naval Architects and Rolls-Royce, Heesen recently carried out physical tank testing using a 3.7 metre scale model of the yacht. Following the tests, Heesen and Rolls-Royce were able to fine-tune the propeller design to ensure COSMOS will meet both speed and efficiency requirements.
With her propulsion system currently in the last stages of testing, COSMOS’ keel-laying ceremony is due to take place in May 2019 followed by delivery in April 2022. Representing a major milestone for Heesen, COSMOS promises to raise the bar once again for the iconic Dutch shipyard.
For more information about COSMOS or any of the Heesen yachts in our charter fleet, simply use the form below to contact us today.