Chris Jefferies wrote the following for Boat International on February 12th:
Heesen sells 60m steel yacht Project Falcon
Dutch yard Heesen has released the first details of its recently sold 60 metre Project Falcon, which will be its largest steel yacht to date when delivered in 2021. Hull number YN19360 for the Oss-based yard, Project Falcon features exterior styling by Omega Architects, which Heesen describes as “clean and chiselled”.
This 60 metre concept has an estimated top speed of 17.5 knots
For this new design, Omega Architects has struck a fine balance between contemporary exterior styling and a flexible 1,060GT interior that offer great views out to sea through full-height windows and over lowered bulwarks. Heesen explains that the amidships superstructure has been styled to resemble a bird's wing, visually integrating the upper three decks.
Accommodation is for up to 16 guests split between seven cabins, including an upper deck master suite with its own private aft deck, an upper deck VIP situated amidships, and a lower deck VIP with private access to a main-deck twin cabin. Four further lower deck cabins complete the guest layout, while the crew quarters allows for a staff of up to 14 people.
Power will come from a pair of MTU 12V4000 M65L engines for a top speed of 17.5 knots and a transatlantic range of 4,200 nautical miles when trimmed back to 13 knots, thanks to Project Falcon's ultra-efficient fast displacement hull form.
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Dutch yard include the 56 metre Project Neptune, which is due for delivery next year.