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.