Built on a heritage of world class craftsmanship, Heesen has been delivering award-winning yachts for over 40 years. Since the time its founding father Frans Heesen acquired the business in 1978, the shipyard has been characterised by constant innovation and an unrelenting focus on quality.
Frans retired in 2012 and another chapter began. In 2016 the Dutch shipyard delivered its largest yacht to date - the 70m GALACTICA SUPER NOVA. Since then, Heesen has gone on, in partnership with naval architects Van Oossanen, to pioneer hybrid propulsion, as well as the revolutionary FDHF hull, and the ultra-efficient Hull Vane®.
Today, Heesen continues to grow as the company invests further in its interior furniture workshop, increases its capacity by 30 per cent and acquires additional sites.
Heesen’s award-winning semi-custom platforms reduce production time and manufacturing costs and the yard is now at the top of the 50-55m market.
A continued investment in research, the application of smart technology, and collaboration with leading designers and developers all contribute to keeping the brand one step ahead.