Their role is to ensure that the quality and construction of your yachts is beyond reproach - with performance as a top priority.
DESIGNED TO PERFORM
With the focus on performance-prioritised yachts, our highly qualified welding craftsmen are able to produce some of the smoothest hulls and superstructures out of aluminium and steel.
The bulbous bow is the most critically stressed part of a large yacht. Its precise length and angle is a key factor in the yacht’s performance. For maximum strength and rigidity, the aluminium in our hulls is more than three times as thick as the body of a jumbo jet.
A key factor in delivering increased performance with uncompromised style is weight, which is strictly controlled. Heesen Yachts is the only shipyard that can offer three different hull options: Semi-Displacement, Displacement and the Fast Displacement Hull Form using both aluminium and/or steel. The engineering and naval architecture are rigorously tested to predict excellent levels of performance, comfort and stability.
Frank Laupman - Exterior Designer
“After working with Heesen Yachts for 25 years many people there are both colleagues and friends.”
Their engineering is without compromise – they simply take the technical spaces and work them around the design ideas. It isn’t an ‘us and them’ mentality, it is a team effort. It was inspiring to work together to combine my ideas on Galactica Star’s integrated hull and superstructure with their Fast Displacement Hull concept. That’s typical Heesen: they take something radical and just quietly make it work.
Gary Grant - Exterior Designer
“Brilliant aerodynamics and sculptural glass surfaces have achieved a contemporary masterpiece with the ground-breaking 50m Crazy Me.”
My belief is that great design and engineering solutions are all about function and form. Working closely with the shipyard ensured that despite an enormously complex design, we had a really positive experience. I look forward to future collaborations with our friends at Heesen.