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Heesen Yachts builds 85m drydock

OSS _ Heesen Yachts has begun building an 85m dry dock. It is due for completion by October 2016 and will meet the demand for ever larger yachts. “The new 85m dry dock is our investment in the future and our response to the market request for bigger yachts,” Heesen Yachts says in a statement.

Heesen Yachts’ largest yacht to date was the 65m Galactica Star. It yard is now at work on the 70m Project Kometa and says it is “ready to further expand the size of our yachts on offer up to 80m.”

The new shed and its dry dock will be state-of-the-art facilities: temperature and humidity-controlled, air-filtered and with a heated floor and sun tracker lights on the roof to cut power for lighting by 25%. The drydock shed replaces 2 sheds, built in 1995, and will measure 98 x 30 x 22 meters.

Heesen Yachts was founded in 1978 and has to date delivered 170 yachts. Today, it makes yachts in the 30 – 80m range in aluminium and steel. It makes displacement and semi-displacement hulls. In recent years it began marketing very successful “Fast Displacement Hull Form” yachts _ which the yard developed together with Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Today the FDHF yachts account for about half of the Heesen Yacht’s output. https://www.heesenyachts.com/


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