Charter yacht brands to know: HEESEN
HEESEN - cutting-edge customization, innovation and Dutch craftsmanship. When company founder, Frans Heesen established the yard in 1978, his focus was on creating custom-built yachts that would be innovative and boast exceptional standards of engineering and styling.
Today, 40 years on, Heesen Yachts enjoys a reputation that sets it apart as a brand synonymous with high-quality shipbuilding, award-winning design and impeccable Dutch craftsmanship. Heesen is different from many shipyards in that it is integrated, with a workforce of around 450 employees and most of the disciplines for building yachts managed in-house: hull and superstructure construction, piping and engineering and interior fabrication.
Some of the world's most coveted and acclaimed superyachts bear the Heesen brand, including its flagship launched in 2016, GALACTICA SUPER NOVA – at 70m, the largest Heesen motor yacht built to date. At the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show, GALACTICA SUPER NOVA was awarded Best Exterior Design and the top honour of Finest New Superyacht.
With a sleek, elegant profile by Espen Øino, GALACTICA SUPER NOVA is the perfect combination of speed, space and style. This aluminium fast displacement yacht achieves a top speed of 30 knots and has an incredible 357 square metres of deck space. From its luxurious sundeck to the beach club, there are 12 leisure areas for guests to choose from, including sunbathing, dining, spa, Jacuzzis, jet-pool or just lounging around in the sun or shade.
Here are just a few of the Heesen motor yachts available for charter in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. The experts at Luxury Charter Group can match you with a selection of superb charter yachts that fulfil your vacation aspirations. Get in touch now!
Embodying all the glamour and intrigue of her 007 namesake, the 143ft (43.59m) Heesen-built charter vessel OCTOPUSSY is a luxury superyacht built for speed, style and guest comfort, available in the Bahamas and Caribbean.
Refit in 2015, the interiors of OCTOPUSSY are nothing short of scintillating: bright, vivid and suitably tropical, with a dynamic palette of marine hues, paired with crisp white and timbers throughout.
There are five impeccably decorated suites, all with ensuite, to accommodate up to 12 guests in complete tranquillity. Each cabin has high-tech AV systems, with top of the range Samsung TVs as well as AC and plenty of storage space. The full-beam master stateroom is palatial
Living spaces are large and inviting, decorated in a vibrant melange of art work, carpets, wall treatments and furnishings in brilliant, bold colours and varied textures. Guests are enveloped in lavish yet laid back surrounds, perfectly suited to the island backdrop as you cruise the Caribbean and savour all its delights.
The saloon is spacious and airy, with iPad control of AV system, wi-fi and flatscreen TV. There's a breakfast nook, bar, dining area and lounge, more like an avant garde Club or boutique hotel than a sitting room! If you tire of the ultra-modern interiors, the massive windows allow full views of the ever-changing scenery.
The dining room full-length circular windows pull back to provide access to the aft deck and unobstructed views of the sea – superb for entertaining. At night, sophisticated LED lighting illuminates the hull and decks, setting the mood for romantic dining or celebrating!
The upper deck is ideal for special occasions, dining alfresco or just lazing around and enjoying the serenity as your experienced crew take care of the details – planning onshore excursions, water-based activities or your next gourmet meal.
On the sundeck, guests will only have to choose between soaking up the sun on lounges, or cocktail in hand, soaking in the Jacuzzi.
From the aft deck, there are two wide staircases down to the large swim platform. From here, guests can access the water, including an amazing array of tenders and toys that will keep your party amused for days on end.
For active charter guests the 32′ Intrepid tender is kitted out for day trips or fishing adventures, then there are two Sea Doo Spark 63FH Wave runners, a 10' RIB tender 20hp ideal for wakeboarding and waterskiing, two paddle boards, waterski and wakeboarding equipment, state of the art spearfishing equipment and fishing gear.
The capable crew of seven on OCTOPUSSY are experts every aspect of charter service, and dedicated to tailor-made experiences onboard this superlative charter yacht to create memories for a lifetime.
A brilliant and beautifully appointed 125ft (38.10m) Heesen tri-deck motor yacht, BRIO is the consummate family or group charter vessel, boasting vast, full walk-around deck spaces, Jacuzzi and all conceivable amenities for a memorable Caribbean charter experience.
Built to 5-star specification and refit in 2015 to mint condition, luxury charter yacht BRIO is sleek and modern, the perfect blend of high-end design and laid-back styling.
BRIO's interior is described a "contemporary chic", redolent of a boutique hotel. The main saloon is open plan and spacious with a massive lounge area, full bar and formal dining room for 10. Timber paneling and parquetry flooring are offset by beige and white furnishings with cherry red details and original art.
The spacious skylounge has comfortable seating and a 54-inch Apple TV, a deck/office area and access to the bridge and deck area.
On the top level, the sundeck boasts Jacuzzi, sunpads and alfresco dining area, offering unimpeded views for miles.
For health and fitness during your charter, BRIO has a full complement of gym equipment, including yoga mats, Swiss ball, ropes, weights, push up bars and Thigh Master.
BRIO is excellent value for eight to 10 guests in five magnificent staterooms. Although BRIO has the capability to take 12 guests, she has the ideal set up for family groups, for example eight adults and four children.
One of the most notable features of BRIO are her two VIP cabins: one King Master on the maind deck, and the other a King Master below, along with one King and two Twin cabins down below.
All suites are equipped with flat screen Apple TV/DVD, individual climate control, satellite receivers, reading lights, robes, slippers, hair dryers, telephone and Molton Brown bath products.
All interests and aspirations are covered with the massive toy chest on BRIO – perfect for your sojourn in the tropical islands of the Bahamas or Caribbean. The 31' Cape Horn tender is fitted with two 300hp engines for fishing, day trips or towing. Then there's the 18' Nautica tender with 115hp engine, two Waverunners (not for use in the Virgin Islands), wakeboards, paddleboards, snorkeling gear, waterskis, top of the line Shimano fishing equipment and Trampoline for total family fun!
Part of BRIO'S thorough refit in 2015 was the upgrade of technology and navigational equipment, including high-tech stabilisers for smooth, stable cruising in all conditions and at anchor.
With her seven highly-skilled crew, ably led by Captain Mike Osborn, BRIO has every aspect of your dream charter covered: from exquisite meals combining fresh local ingredients with international culinary styles, to the aesthetics of your surroundings which invite total immersion in the slower pace of life, chartering in the Caribbean.
Bliss is a spectacular 145ft (44m) motor yacht built by the Heesen Shipyard in 2007. With a striking black aluminium hull and a white superstructure, Bliss is a semi displacement yacht with great performance and can go up to 25 knots powered by twin MTU 16V 4000 M90.
She features cool and contemporary interiors designed by Icelandic designer Ingibjorg St. Palmadottir and is maintained in mint condition and to the highest standards all year around. Bliss can accommodate 12 guests in five well-appointed cabins with a configuration comprising of 4 double and 1 twin. The upper salon can be converted to be used as an extra guest cabin. She can also accommodate nine crew members to ensure the best luxury experience on board.
The yacht is equipped with a modern and sophisticated stabilisation system and bow thrusters which decreases the rolling motion and enhances comfort on board while cruising.
BLISS has generous interior volumes and plenty of outdoor guest spaces for relaxation. She also features a deck Jacuzzi, Sauna, 13-metre tender and has an extensive list of toys to keep guests entertained at all times.
A perfect combination of Dutch quality and class, BLISS is the ideal charter vessel for guests who expect comfort, safety and the ultimate in luxury styling.
With all her Heesen grandeur, 145ft (44.17m) AT LAST is a charter guest's dream with an abundance of space and a shallow draft to get to the most secluded of anchorages in the Bahamas or island hopping around the stunning cruising grounds of the Caribbean.
Voted #1 Family Charter Boat in 2015 by Yacht International, AT LAST accommodates 11 guests in five generous staterooms to include a full-beam Master suite offering spectacular panoramic views along with four additional ensuite staterooms located on the lower deck.
Most recently refit in 2014, AT LAST offers guests a pristine, new contemporary interior featuring beautiful colourful art throughout a soothing décor that provides a perfect backdrop to the bright styling.
A striking central spiral staircase connects all decks and a large foyer below deck complete with beverage station is the ultimate area for entertaining guests in the cool of the air conditioned inside living spaces. The unusual octagonal main saloon is both warm and inviting, further enhanced by a sense of sophistication and flair.
Outside on the sun deck is where the best advantages can be enjoyed. Four umbrellas surrounding the Jacuzzi provide optional shade and a well-placed bar with fixed stools call for time out while guests lounge, soak up the sun and take in stunning views.
On the sky lounge deck, alfresco dining at the sizeable, shaded table is the perfect spot to relish the day's menu prepared by the professional on board chef.
In her cache of watertoys AT LAST has a fantastic water slide from the fly bridge and assorted water toys, including water trampoline, paddle boards, diving gear and Seabobs, four Waverunners, and more. A brand new 35ft Scout tender is also available.
At 164ft (50m) INCEPTION is a yacht of striking style, highlighted by sharp, sweeping lines, massive tinted windows and arguably the best outside space of any yacht her size.
Designed inside and out by Omega Architects, this Heesen yacht has a sleek exterior matched by her smooth interior.
Luxury charter yacht INCEPTION's huge sun deck boasts a 12-person Jacuzzi and quadruple sunpad. Set under a retracting sunroof, the tiger's eye bar and dining area are lit by micro starlights, setting a romantic mood.
The foredeck has a substantial teak terrace with an automatic clamshell awning for escaping the sun. At night this entire area converts into an outdoor cinema.
An enormous circular master suite is dominated by a king size bed that rotates 360-degrees to face either a large plasma screen or windows across the entire width of the bedroom. The suite also has a private sun terrace with an infinity pool. A full-beam VIP has a fold-down balcony large enough for dining or sunbathing.
With so many features, INCEPTION also has a great range of watersports equipment including a sportfishing chase boat for guests whose idea of the perfect charter includes game fishing. This is complemented by a Novurania tender and multiple Waverunners for fast fun on the water.
The 153ft (47m) luxury superyacht ASYA is a recent arrival to the global charter fleet, and is available in Mediterranean hotspots such as the French Riviera and Corsica.
Launched by Heesen Yachts in 2015, ASYA is a superlative addition to the Mediterranean charter fleet, she suits a wide range of parties no matter whether fun, relaxation or discovery is on the agenda.
Sure to stand out in the glittering French Riviera, her exterior design from Frank Laupman of Omega Architects blends beautiful traditional lines with contemporary flair. Her elegance is further emphasised by the continuous use of glazing and matching black paintwork on the main and upper decks.
Styled by renowned designers Bannenberg & Rowel, the interior of luxury yacht ASYA has a Far Eastern-inspired feel for the utmost tranquility on your yacht charter. The look has been achieved by contrasting silver-grey oiled oak, silk and bronze with dark Macassar ebony and polished stainless-steel accents.
Spacious outdoor areas ensure charter guests can lay back in luxury while taking in views of the region when docked in iconic yachting hubs such as Cannes or St Tropez, or discovering the wild beauty and unique blend of class and charm of nearby Corsica.
On the sundeck, unwind in the Jacuzzi, sip cocktails at the sleek bar or recline on a line-up of chaise loungers. There is also a large alfresco dining option here, and the opportunities for getting together with family and friends over a drink or dinner continue onto the upper and main decks aft.
In the main saloon, guests have the choice of three areas in which to spend their time. A library-like space offers a quiet spot for contemplation, while sofas and armchairs create a sociable lounge area, and 12 guests can enjoy formal dining around a slab of Macassar ebony forward.
There is also a bridge deck lounge, complete with a bar and wine room as well as a large TV. Watch a movie here or enjoy a drink as the soothing styling aboard the motor yacht continues. Textured soft furnishings create subtle contrasts and rich pops of colour add to the sensuality of the surrounds.
After a busy day on the water, guests can retreat into one of five serene staterooms. The master suite is located on the main deck forward, and two doubles cabins and two twin cabins are found on the lower deck. All ensuite bathrooms boast striped marbles in earthy, neutral tones.
For further details of Heesen motor yachts available for charter please contact the experts at the Luxury Charter Group.
Disclaimer: The information about luxury yachts displayed on this page is merely informational and these yachts are not necessarily available for yacht charter or for sale, nor are they represented or marketed in anyway by Luxury Charter Group. This web page and the superyacht information contained herein is not contractual. All yacht specifications and information is displayed in good faith but Luxury Charter Group does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the current accuracy, completeness, validity, or usefulness of any superyacht information and/or images displayed. All boat information is subject to change without prior notice and may not be current.
Related Blog Posts
Amazingly, the popular charter gulets in Croatia are already heavily booked for 2019, with just a few dates still available. If you’re serious about chartering in Croatia next year, we recommend you book now to avoid disappointment! Learn more...
Conjuring visions of palm-fringed beaches and azure waters teeming with marine life, the South Pacific has welcomed a new adornment – the impeccable luxury charter yacht, ENDLESS SUMMER, 49.9m (164ft). Learn more...
Based in Bremen-Vegesack, Gemany, Lürssen is an independent, family-owned shipbuilding company with over 140 years of experience. Learn more...
The 125 one-of-a-kind superyachts and luxury charter yachts might have stolen the limelight in Port Hercules during this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, but the supertenders, personal water craft and yacht toys also captured our imagination. Learn more...