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60m Heesen Project Skyfall launched and named Ultra G

Dutch shipyard Heesen has announced the official launch of its 60-metre all-aluminium superyacht Project Skyfall, which has been christened Ultra G. The custom superyacht exited the construction shed last week at the builder’s facility in Oss.

Described by the yard as a “sport fisherman in yacht disguise”, Ultra G draws on inspiration from two previous sportfishing models built by Heesen in the nineties. She will be accompanied by a custom tender built by Vanquish to a design by Guido de Groot that “mirrors the mothership down to the last brushstroke”. 

Ultra G features a fighting chair and storage for 40 rods. The yacht will be one of Heesen’s most powerful projects yet, with a propulsion package totalling 22,000 horsepower with four water jets, resulting in top speeds of 37 knots in light load conditions. The engines will also be compliant with IMO Tier III regulations. 

Exterior design is the work of Frank Laupman’s Omega Architects, and the studio was specifically chosen by the owner to create the yacht’s unique lines.

The 918GT interior will include accommodation for 10 guests in four suites on the lower deck. The bridge deck has been reserved for the owner’s accommodation which comprises a large aft-facing suite that opens onto a private terrace equipped with a Jacuzzi and relaxation area.

Entertaining is a core part of the design brief, with a custom wine fridge in the main saloon and a large media room with the latest in audio-visual equipment. There is a games table on the main deck forward and a sundeck with an infinity pool facing aft.

Customisation continues with a number of dog-friendy features including a ‘relief area’ with self-flushing and synthetic grass. 

The waterjet propulsion drives the yacht’s draft to less than three metres and helps to reduce vibrations. Meanwhile, the lightweight aluminium Fast Displacement Hull Form, complete with course fins, gyro stabilisers and interceptor trim plates, promises a smoother onboard experience.

The launch comes at a busy time for the yard, with Heesen to launch a further three superyacht projects this year.