Project Sparta will be one of the superyacht stories of the year when she is delivered in 2023.
The hull of Heesen‘s 67m superyacht Sparta has been captured in transit from the Talsma Shipyard in Franeker, on route to the Heesen shipyard in Oss, the Netherlands. The hull will now go into the next stage of construction, with Heesen now completing her aluminum superstructure and outfitting.
Notably, Heesen is announced to report that the construction of their largest steel Motoryacht, the 67-meter Project Sparta, continues to proceed on schedule. On April 29, the completed hull was turned right way up to allow engineering fit-out to begin.
Sparta’s quietly assertive yet sporty profile incorporates a raised pilot-house, with an elegantly understated reverse sheer connecting a powerful bow and a stepped aft deck area with a 6.5-meter infinity pool. Indoor and outdoor spaces connect harmoniously and create a perfect haven for family life and relaxation.
With a huge internal volume of approximately 1,200 GT, Project Sparta is the world’s largest steel Fast Displacement Hull Form Motoryacht currently in build. Given her plumb bow design, hull designers Van Oossanen and Heesen’s own naval architects researched numerous spray rail options to keep the deck dry in all conditions, with computational fluid dynamics simulations complemented by tank testing 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 cruising range of 4,500 nautical miles at 12 knots.