There are few status symbols that are more recognizable in this day and age than yachts, and Heesen Yachts is able to offer people some of the best yachts that they're ever going to find. Heesen Yachts works at customizing the yachts for its customers so they can really feel as if the vessel in question is theirs and that it was made for them personally. This generally makes a big difference to super wealthy people. Heesen Yachts famously makes all-aluminum yachts. This is a material that is more durable and flexible than what people will use in the construction of many similar products. And Heesen certainly knows how to make the most of it.
Heesen Yachts is a Dutch company that has since become functionally international. Heesen Yachts is named after the founder of the company, Frans Heesen. Frans Heesen had made a name for himself in the plastics industry previously and he got Heesen Yachts off the ground by buying the Striker Boats shipyard site and expanding from there.
He officially started Heesen Yachts in 1978 making the company relatively new but with enough history behind it that it has become truly established in the world of luxury products one way or another. The company started to achieve prominence ten years later in 1988 when they received a commission from entrepreneur John Staluppi. Many of the wealthiest people in the world have chosen Heesen Yachts as their go to choice in luxury boating. Just owning a yacht from this company has become something of a status symbol in its own right. Frans Heesen has been retired from the company since 2012, but the company lives on without him, and it has expanded significantly ever since.
Certain Heesen yachts have been made a part of the company's fleet. Since these yachts are custom-made or they represent new feats of engineering from the Heesen company itself, they are not going to be made available to even the wealthiest members of the general public. However, there are others that are available, and these are going to be better than the yachts that Heesen developed in the first decade of its existence.
Heesen yachts is notable for the fact that their yachts just keep on getting better and better. People can wait a couple of years, and they will usually find that the Heesen yachts have improved yet again in an objective measurement like top speed or energy efficiency. This is a company that is still on the rise. Here are five of our favorite Heesen models.
This is a 55 meter Heesen yacht that is actually available for sale which is very rare among Heesen yachts, and which is surprising for such an excellent ship. It's a motor yacht with an aluminum superstructure and a steel hull. It has six cabins and can accommodate twelve guests. Serenity was released in 2012, and was custom made. Serenity is priced at an astonishing $41,531,036 dollars. Since this ship has a gym and a sauna, it is more or less a four-star hotel for the sea.
This is one of the most aptly named Heesen yachts that the company has ever created. It was constructed in 2008, and it's a 46.70 meter motor yacht. It was custom-made just like the majority of the Heesen yachts, and its original owner had expensive tastes even among the owners of Heesen yachts. Throughout the panel and interior hardware, people will easily find touches of sterling silver. The Mon Plaisir yacht will manage to seat a total of ten different guests.
While this is a yacht that has a great deal of volume internally, it also has more deck space than many yachts that have a similar level of interior space. It has American walnut wooden flooring, Calcutta marble, and Elmo leather finish. Its maximum speed is sixteen knots, and its range is 4000 miles at 12 knots. The high quality is reflected in the price, which is $24,132,899 dollars.
The Sibelle is 44 meters long and was launched in 2008. Twelve guests can stay on the Sibelle, which is one of the largest and fastest motor yachts that people will find for sale today. The Sibelle can reach a maximum speed of 26 knots, and it has a range of 3200 miles at 24 knots. Unlike some other Heesen yachts, this is a yacht where the hull material and the superstructure are both aluminum in nature.
It uses diesel fuel and is less environmentally friendly than some of the other yachts that people are going to find in the fleet of Heesen, but that isn't going to bother most members of the target audience for the Sibelle. The Sibelle is priced at $20,765,518 dollars, and this motor yacht is still available today.
The Perle Noire was released in 2010, and it has managed to distinguish itself among luxury yacht owners since then. It's big enough for ten guests, and it has five staterooms. There are three decks, with each one fancier than the last, or so it seems. It was originally a custom motor yacht, and it is now available to the wealthy buyers who can afford it. The Perle Noire has a market value of $10,663,374 dollars.
At its top speed, the Perle Noire will reach more than 31 knots, making it faster than many of the Heesen yachts that were just released a few years prior. The Perle Noire has an aluminum hull and aluminum superstructure for maximum durability. It's 37.3 meters long, but seems longer than that when it is actually on the water.
The Red Sapphire is actually one of the older yachts produced by Heesen yachts, but many of the finer things in life manage to age well and only increase in value as time passes. This is a ship constructed in 1999, which is still more than ten years after Heesen yachts had truly become a name, and more than ten years after they were impressing rich audiences all over the world. The Red Sapphire costs $6,398,024 dollars in today's market.
It's big enough for ten guests, is 39 meters long, and has a maximum speed of 35 knots. The cabins actually come in many different sizes, which is different for a lot of luxury yachts. The Red Sapphire has held up very well over the years.
Written by Garrett Parker
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