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Heesen's Triple Spec Projects

Build them and they'll come


Aside from its contracted yachts, Dutch builder Heesen is currently building three yachts on spec, banking on their style and sophistication to secure buyers down the road. This strategy has worked for the company before. All three yachts have exterior styling by Omega Architects but three different interior designers brought their unique touch to each. Zentric, a 144-foot (44-meter) aluminum semi-displacement yacht, maximizes deck space with a 147-square-foot sun deck and numerous al fresco dining options. The yacht, with an interior by Omega, also features a spacious forward area where all 10 guests can eat or sunbathe in privacy, even when docked in port. The 154-foot (47-meter) displacement yacht California, with an interior by Bannenberg & Rowell, takes its cues from its name and will transport guests back to 1940s and 1950s, with wengé floorboards, white elm paneling, and stainless steel, leather and marble details, evocative of these iconic decades. In the four lower-deck staterooms, fabrics from Armani Casa and Amy Lau enhance the white elm and leather. The largest of the three, a 164-foot (50-meter) aluminum semi-displacement yacht with interiors by Francesco Paszkowski, employs a consistent, no-frills design featuring only ebony and whitened oak for what he characterizes as “linear geometric continuity.” The designer says pieces of art throughout will enhance the sophisticated interior. All three yachts are in various stages of completion. Look for more details in the coming months.

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