Today, Heesen Yachts revealed the details of Project Cosmos; Seen to be a massive 80m with a top speed of 29 knots, she will be the yard’s largest yacht building to date and the fastest in its class, making a number of new technological advances for the iconic Dutch shipyard. The card was for speed and size, combined with the aesthetic appeal of a contemporary sports car. The combination of speed, aluminum and length required Heesen to devise new methods to bring longitudinal strength into the design without adding the overall structure of extra weight.
Heesen is a world leader in large aluminum yachts and has developed a brand new patent: ‘The spine’ reminiscent of the I-beam. ‘I’ section design means that it is far stronger than a metal plate – you can bend a flat bar, but you cannot bend an I’ beam.
To deliver speed boost (a desired 29 knots), the Fast Displacement Hull Form will be equipped with four MTU motors, MTU motors, to drive two steerable sprockets that will handle the huge amount of power – a total of 19,000 horsepower! A project of such a proportion requires an epic collaboration: the famous British studio Winch Design to pen her exterior and Sinot for her interior, the same study chosen to design the interior of Galactica Super Nova.
Winch Design created sleek and modern outer lines to optimize life on board, while the style elements are unique to Hazen’s DNA. Remarkable features include a breathtaking 270 square foot sun terrace, a fully flushed front deck that doubles as a heliport landing area and a beautiful outdoor cinema; a seven-meter pool with a glass bottom and waterfall falling from the deck above; and a spectacular beach club with a sunken walk-around bar that features illuminated onyx panels and opens up to the transom and port platforms.