We build the finest yachts with exceptional standards of
engineering and meticulous attention to detail.


Frans Heesen founded the company that bears his name in 1978.
His priority was performance driven by a spirit of innovation.

His mission: to build outstanding yachts with exceptional standards of engineering and meticulous attention to detail.

In the last 40 years, his dream has become a reality.

Today, Heesen Yachts enjoys a reputation that sets it apart from the rest as a brand synonymous with high-quality shipbuilding and award-winning design.

Here are just some of the achievements we have made along the way:

  • 1978 – FOUNDED

    By Frans Heesen

    Frans took over an existing shipyard in Oss harbour and founded Heesen Yachts.

  • 1979 – AMIGO (28M)

    Our first yacht. 26 knots, 10 guests.

    In the same year Amigo was built for a Dutch businessman, we entered the international market and delivered a yacht to the Sheikh of Kuwait.

  • 1988 – OCTOPUSSY (38M)

    Breaks the 50 knot barrier.

    With a top speed of 50 knots, Octopussy became the fastest luxury yacht in the world.


  • 1990 – L’AQUASITION (44M)

    Our first yacht over 40 metres.

    Water-jet powered L’Aquasition was voted Superyacht of the Year in 1991 by the Superyacht Society.

  • 1992 – ACHIEVER (50M)

    Our first steel displacement yacht.

    Heesen’s first steel-hulled displacement yacht is still in service after 22 years.

  • 1996 – OBSESSIONS (38M)

    Heesen’s first sport fisherman

    The world’s largest and most powerful sport fisherman.

  • 2000 – ALUMERCIA (37M)

    A more radical displacement yacht.

    Alumercia has sailed over 100.000 miles around the globe.

  • 2011 – AURELIA (37M)

    A new 37 metre milestone.

    Aurelia was our 10th custom-built yacht in the 37m class.

  • 2011 – QUINTA ESSENTIA (55M)

    Another first for Heesen.

    Quinta Essentia was our first yacht built with an integrated floating dock.

  • 2011 – SATORI (50M)

    Multiple global award winner.

    Satori has won many prestigious awards in the world of yacht design.

  • 2012 – MY SECRET (47M)

    Beats our own record.

    My Secret is the 9th custom-built yacht in the 47m class.

  • 2013 – GALACTICA STAR (65M)

    The world’s first Fast Displacement yacht.

    Galactica Star has a revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull Form and a top speed of 28.8 knots.

  • 2014 – Alive (42M)

    The power of kinetic energy.

    The first yacht in the world to harness kinetic energy with Hull Vane®.


    70 metres of pure luxury.

    The largest Heesen yacht so far with an incredible 357 square metres of deck space to enjoy.

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