Heesen’s 60-meter Project Falcon, YN19360 was launched at the shipyard on July 22nd, 2021. The yacht’s exterior lines were created by Omega Architects, while Sinot Yacht and Architecture Design were responsible for interior design.
To integrate the main deck, bridge and sundeck without interrupting the horizontal sweep of the windows, Omega Architects included an eye-catching ‘bird‘s wing’ motif. This solution resulted in a strong and muscular profile, while floor-to-ceiling glass coupled with lowered bulwarks ensure panoramic views and plenty of natural light. Lighting plays a prominent role in the design of Project Falcon – a suite of underwater lights will create a beautiful glow around the boat at night.
Sinot Yacht and Architecture Design penned Project Falcon‘s elegant and intricate interior that complements exterior of the yacht. Separate routing throughout the ship ensures that her fifteen crew and four staff will be able to go about their work seamlessly and discreetly. There are twelve guests accommodated in six staterooms and the owner‘s private apartment on the bridge deck aft.
The owner’s team and Heesen’s engineers came up with several ingenious ideas, including a reception area on the sundeck to welcome guests arriving by helicopter. “Heesen‘s design and engineering teams enjoyed working with our client‘s people on Project Falcon,” said Rick van de Wetering, the shipyard‘s COO. “This has been an immensely complex but satisfying project, which has given rise to some very creative solutions.”
The top of the elevator housing is designed to be easily dismantled to reduce air draft. The superyacht also has two garages for tenders and toys: one forward with gull-wing doors and one in the stern with a shower and day head.
Powered by two MTU 12V4000 M65L diesel engines and equipped with full tropical air-conditioning, the yacht will reach a top speed of 17.5 knots, with a range of 4,200 nautical miles at 13 knots. Thanks to her Fast Displacement Hull Form, she will be highly efficient as well as seaworthy.
The boat will now remain at Heesen for commissioning before moving to Rotterdam, where she will then proceed for trials and tests in the North Sea ahead of delivery in December.