2022 was a tumultuous year; the war in Ukraine continues to inflict challenges on many people, and this very sad situation shatters the entire world. The yachting industry suffered from its consequences, and Heesen even more so. However, they overcame challenges that we never imagined we would have had to face. (Here all our posts about Heesen)
Heesen returns to being a 100 per cent Dutch company
As of May 2022, Heesen is a 100 percent Dutch company. A smooth transition allowed them to return to “business as usual” relatively quickly. Thanks to their proverbial Dutch powers of pragmatism and blue-sky thinking, they manoeuvred around supply chain hiccups intelligently and secured their company’s future. With fifteen yachts under construction and a workforce of 1,000 skilled people, the shipyard is as busy and well organised as a beehive.
The boat show season was a success
The 60-metre full custom Lusine debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show, they announced the sale of YN 20555 Project Serena, launched the XV67 design concept by Winch, and the 50-metre Ocean Z premiered at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The sale of YN 20857, Project Setteesettanta, a full custom 57-metre all-aluminium motor yacht, and the launch of a new design – the 50-metre series by Harrison Eidsgaard – graced the end of this year.
Hessen’s Chinese New Year
As always at Heesen, they are anticipating the Chinese New Year with great enthusiasm and expect 2023, the Year of the Water Rabbit, to be another intense and exciting one. In Chinese culture, this sign symbolises longevity, peace and prosperity. They are 45 years young and they look forward to many more years of designing, engineering and building cutting-edge motor yachts at the forefront of innovation and breakthrough technology.
Right from the get-go, 2023 promises to be a very busy year. On January 27, they will launch the full custom 59-metre YN 19959 Project Skyfall. And during the course of the year, they will launch three more superyachts: YN 20067, the full custom 67-metre Project Sparta by Winch Design; YN 20255, Project Apollo, the first in the restyled 55-metre Steel Series; and the Smart Custom YN 20150 Project Oslo24.