SuperyachtNews.com – Fleet – Work progressing on the Sparta project
Heesen turned the hull of the 67m project…
Heesen announced that the construction of their largest steel motor yacht, the 67m Project Sparta, continue to proceed as planned. On April 29, the completed hull was turned over to allow the start of technical fittings.
With both exterior and interior by Winch Design, Project SpartaThe sporty profile of the incorporates an elevated pilot house with an inverted canopy connecting a powerful bow and a stepped aft deck area with a 6.5m infinity pool.
Considering the plumb bow design, hull designers Van Oossanen and Heesen’s own naval architects researched many spray boom options to keep the deck dry in all conditions, with fluid dynamics simulations. computer systems supplemented by tank tests at the Wolfson unit in Southampton.
Powered by two MTU 12V4000 M65R diesel engines, Sparta will reach a top speed of 16 knots, with a transoceanic range of 4,500 nautical miles at 12 knots.
SpartaThe hull hull was assembled at Talsma in Franeker, the Netherlands, a specialist shipyard that has undertaken steel fabrication for Heesen since 2008 because the risk of chemical cross contamination makes it technically inadvisable to weld steel and l aluminum on the same site.
Project Sparta should be delivered in 2023.
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