Heesen launches ‘muscular’ Project Falcon
Heesen has announced that Project Falcon, YN19360, has been launched. The yacht will 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.
“This very large and complex project was both a challenge and an inspiration,” says shipyard CEO Arthur Brouwer. “The market is pushing towards increasingly large and voluminous yachts, and we are ready to meet that demand.”
Heesen says Project Falcon has a ‘strong and muscular profile’ with ‘chiselled exterior lines’ designed by Omega Architects and that a magnificent suite of underwater lights will produce a splendid glow around the boat at night.
Sinot Yacht and Architecture Design is responsible for the boat’s interior.
“Each detail was crafted to meet the highest standards of sophistication and opulence,” says Paul Costerus of Sinot. “The Sinot ethos for distinctive aesthetics is seen in the use of rare woods and veneers, fine fabrics, exquisite leathers, and bespoke metal and glass, as well as custom-built furniture and lighting.”
Sinot and Omega worked together to create separate routing throughout the yacht to ensure that her fifteen crew and four staff will be able to go about their work seamlessly and discreetly.
The twelve guests will be accommodated in six staterooms and the owner’s private apartment on the bridge deck aft.
There’s also a reception area on the sundeck to welcome guests arriving by helicopter.
The top of the elevator housing is designed to be easily dismantled to reduce air draft.
Project Falcon also sports 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, Project Falcon will reach a top speed of 17.5 knots, with a range of 4,200 nautical miles at 13 knots. Heesen says she will be highly efficient as well as seaworthy.