Dutch superyacht builder, Heesen Yachts, has signed a contract to build its largest superyacht to date. The 80.07m (263ft) Project Cosmos (YN 19480), an all-aluminium FDHF motoryacht, is due to be delivered in April 2022.

Project Cosmos will be a 1,700GT superyacht with a top speed of 29kt, powered by four MTU 20V diesel engines.

This new yacht will be the world’s largest and fastest full-aluminium motoryacht with conventional propeller propulsion system. The revolutionary FDHF devised by van Oossanen will continue Heesen’s tradition of pushing the boundaries in terms of yacht design, smart technology, and outstanding performance.

The second contract won by Heesen in 2018, the Dutch builder says that the new order reaffirms the positive trend that began last year with the sale of no less than six yachts.

Project Cosmos follows on from its existing major new builds in the 60m-plus(197ft-plus) market segment with the revolutionary 65m (213ft) Galactica Star in 2013, the 70m (230ft) Galactica Super Nova in 2016, and its recent 60m Project Falcon.

Winch Design was appointed by the owners to create a streamlined yacht with innovative design traits but still retaining the Heesen DNA: muscular sportiness and timeless elegance. The extensive use of glass and the combination of soft and sculpted shapes make Project Cosmos a yacht packed full of contemporary charm. Some of the most notable features on board Project Cosmos will be:

·         the fully-rated helicopter landing pad for a Eurocopter EC135 that transforms into an outdoor cinema

·         the crystal elevator from the lower deck to the sun deck for chic accessibility

·         the breath-taking seven-metre pool with contra-jets for swimming, paired with a waterfall and glass bottom

·         the sumptuous beach club with a sunken walk-around bar and large transom and side platforms

·         the full-custom limousine tender by Winch Design, oozing sophistication

·         the forward tender garage

Project Cosmos will provide accommodation for 12 guests in four well-appointed suites on the lower deck, a VIP with adjacent private studio on the bridge deck, and the striking master stateroom on the main deck forward. A crew of 19 in eleven cabins will be able to service the guests.

The technical and technological complexity of Project Cosmos will once again raise the bar in yacht building, confirming that Heesen occupies a stronghold among the top tier of Northern European superyacht builders.