Ready to Roam: Heesen’s Project Triton
Heesen Yachts in the Netherlands has completed sea trials on the 163-foot Project Triton, a full-displacement yacht with a steel hull and bulbous bow.
Design and engineering are by Heesen, with exteriors by Clifford Denn in France and interiors by Reymond Langton Design in the United Kingdom. Denn says that one of his inspirations for the exterior profile was classic car design, while the Reymond Langton team focused on interior elements that are linear and clean in a neutral palette.
The layout accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms, including a master forward on the main deck. Tenders and toys are stowed on the foredeck, leaving the aft space open for a beach club and wellness area. That latter area includes a bar and sauna, and has direct access to the swim platform.
Heesen says Project Triton can achieve a top speed of 15 knots, powered by twin MTU 8V 4000 M63 engines. Fuel capacity is 15,850 gallons, which reportedly gives the yacht a transoceanic range of 3,800 nautical miles at 12 to 13 knots. Water capacity is 5,300 gallons.
What else is new at Heesen? The shipyard launched Project Castor on May 14. The 180-foot, steel-hulled yacht is scheduled for delivery in August.
For more information, visit: heesenyachts.com