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Heesen's 50m Project Triton ready for sea trials

By Katia Damborsky   5 February 2020

Due for delivery at the end of the month, the 55m/164ft motor yacht 'Project Triton' has left the outfitting shed in Oss to begin her first round of sea trials in the North Sea. 

It's been a busy week for Heesen, as Project Triton leaves the yard for sea trials just days after Project Electra hit the water at their Oss shipyard.

Also known as YN 18850, Project Triton marks the second hull in Heesen's 50-metre Steel Class. She features an elegant exterior by Clifford Denn, with a flared bow and gentle curves.

Her interiors, meanwhile, have been helmed by British studio Reymond Langton Design. They are contemporary and pared-back with Art Deco accents.

Triton yacht leaves yard

Her first round of sea trials will last 5 days, and delivery is due for the end of February 2020.

She is the sister ship to 49m/162ft motor yacht OMAHA, a 2018 launch from Heesen. The boats share similar on-board design themes, with plenty of natural light and rich textures.

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Accommodation is provided for a total of 10 guests in five cabins.  The master cabin is located on the main deck forward, while the four remaining guest cabins can be found on the lower deck.

Reymond Langton has created timeless interiors that nod to geometric themes. Sharp lines and elegant angles feature in the social areas and guest spaces on board the yacht. 

On-board highlights include a tender garage in the foredeck, and a spacious beach club with wellness area. Photos also suggest a well-appointed sundeck with an elevated spa pool and sunpad area forward.

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The motor yacht has been described by the Dutch yard as 'a true bluewater motor yacht'. Her exteriors take design cues from classic cars including "Austin Healey, Old Porsche, and Alfa Spider", according to Heesen's Director of Sales & Marketing Mark Cavendish.

Project Triton is a traditional full-displacement steel hull with a gross tonnage under 500 - 499GT to be precise. She is capable of reaching a top speed of 15 knots, and has a transoceanic range of 3,800 nautical miles cruising at 12 knots.

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The yacht is currently for sale and has reportedly received interest from prospective buyers in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Russia.

It is not yet known whether she will become available for luxury yacht charters

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You can view and compare all Heesen yachts for charter

All images credit: Dick Holthuis / Heesen

 
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