Heesen commences construction of Project Sparta

Heesen commences construction of Project Sparta

Adrienne Faurote
By Adrienne Faurote November 10, 2020

Heesen Yachts started the construction of the Project Sparta, a 67-metre superyacht that is set to be delivered in 2023. Sparta is inspired by Heesen’s 66-metre Project Avanti which presented at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018, and, according to the yard, “captured the attention” of the owner. Weighing approximately 1200 Gross Tons, she is the largest steel-hull displacement motor yacht by the Dutch shipyard!

During the laying ceremony on October 19, a Greek coin with the image of Poseidon and a galloping horse was added to the yacht keel by her owner. The superyacht will possess the impressive and innovative Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) – an iteration of the patented design by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, while the London-based Winch Design studio has designed the stunning, expansive the interior and exterior. Arcon Yachts of Monaco is appointed as the project manager by the owner.

Heesen 66-metre Avanti Photo Credit: Heesen 66-metre, Photo Courtesy – Youtube

Perry van Oossanen of van Oossanen Naval Architects commented: “The Fast Displacement Hull Form of Project Sparta, combined with the sleek design by Winch and the optimized building methodology by Heesen, makes this yacht really stand out in terms of performance and efficiency. With engines quite typical for a yacht this size, she will easily reach her contract speed and outrun other yachts of this size and power, both in speed and range.

According to the brand, Project Sparta is a reflection of the owner’s lifestyle, thus, the entire bridge deck is reserved for the owner with 2 suites and a private terrace with an outdoor dining and lounging zone. An off-centre spiral staircase with glass elevator services all three decks.

Heesen Yachts SpartaPhoto Credit: Heesen Yachts Sparta

Sparta is designed to create the perfect haven for family life and relaxation. A crew of 14 and two staff would discreetly service 12 guests. The main deck harbours the four spacious guest suites. A sliding partition can transform the two forward cabins into a luxurious full-beam VIP. The crew quarters and galley are located on the lower deck.
The focal attention on the sundeck is the Jacuzzi surrounded by a bar and large sun pads while the spacious outdoor sunbathing area makes it intimate and close to nature.

Heesen Yachts SpartaPhoto Credit: Heesen Yachts

The lower deck offers a luxurious walk-in wellness area with oval Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gymnasium. The indoor dining area seamlessly connects to the aft deck terrace, which is protected on both sides for optimal comfort, and allows for a smooth transition, both at anchor and when underway. The 1,200 GT also features a stepped aft deck area with a 6.5-metre infinity pool. Smart and seamless connectivity to various parts of the yacht and carefully designed flow of movement makes Project Sparta not only beautiful but extremely efficient.

Heesen Yachts SpartaPhoto Credit: Sparta Heesen Yachts

Two MTU 12V4000 M65R diesel engines will power the yacht to reach a maximal speed of 16 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles for transatlantic cruising at a 12-knot speed. A shell door located on the port side, and tenders and toys would be conveniently stored in the forward garage with gull-wing doors. Setting new standards, Sparta promises to deliver on all fronts!