Heritage

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

A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME

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.

Over the last 30 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®.

  • 2016 - KOMETA (70M)

    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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