Please select your home edition
Edition
Sea Sure 2021 - RED - LEADERBOARD

The 60-metre Project SkyFall comes together

by Heesen Yachts 17 Sep 13:24 BST

Heesen is delighted to announce the next major step in the construction of the 60-metre, all-aluminium Project Skyfall, YN 19959.

  • Full custom, all-aluminium motor yacht
  • Most powerful Heesen ever built
  • Top speed 37 knots
  • Exterior lines by Omega Architects
  • Delivery in 2023

In a complex operation over several days in September, three large mobile cranes lowered the main engines onto their mounts, and then hoisted the superstructure into place over the waiting hull. An exercise involving meticulous planning and precision engineering, it all went without a hitch. Project SkyFall will now remain in shed number nine for outfitting until Spring 2023, when she will leave the harbour of Oss for intensive trials in the North Sea.

This high-speed vessel is a sport fisherman in yacht disguise, complete with cockpit, fighting chair and storage for 40 rods. Frank Laupman of Omega Architects created a striking exterior design to complement its Fast Displacement Hull Form, which is optimised for performance and efficiency, with gyro stabilisers and interceptor trim plates to maintain the correct running angle under way.

SkyFall will reach an extraordinary top speed of 37 knots in light load conditions, thanks to the 22,000 horsepower produced by four MTU 20V4000 engines driving four Kongsberg S90 water jets.

When complete in 2023, Heesen's most powerful yacht to date will be accompanied by a custom tender, built by Vanquish to a Guido de Groot design that will mirror the mother ship down to the last brushstroke. The yacht's muscular shapes are crafted to produce strong architectural shadows, while Laupman has underscored the sport fishing image with an aggressive, high-contrast paint scheme. Deeply tinted windows, a black superstructure band and hardtop, and red-orange accent stripes will all be expressive Skyfall's immense power and speed.

When it came to selecting the hull colour, Heesen and Omega Architects narrowed the choice down to five, all from Awlgrip's long-lasting palette of high performance, high gloss, durable marine coatings: Vestal White, Eggshell, Desert Tan, Ice Blue and Medium Gray.

Skyfall's owner wanted something out of the ordinary, but not too drastic. He chose 'Desert Tan', described by Awlgrip as "calming and low key, this is a subtle and luxurious shade. Yellowy in its base tone, it suggests a vast desert landscape where adventure beckons."

Which will ensure that the 60-metre Project SkyFall will look stunning out in the deep blue ocean, where the giants roam!

Related Articles

2021 RS Aero UK Inland Championships
74 RS Aeros ventured to Draycote to enjoy a weekend of close racing Saturday proved light as per forecast but with lovely warm sunshine the race officer's perseverance was rewarded as a breeze filled in to allow three pleasant but challenging races after a short postponement. Posted today at 6:55 am
2021 International Masters Regatta day 2
Carl Buchan wins the day in San Diego The second day of the 2021 International Masters Regatta started slow and ended strong. Kicking off the day with over an hour postponement only gave the competitors more time to strategize and communicate. Posted today at 6:04 am
J/111 Worlds a Hampton, Virginia USA day 2
Rodrick Jabin's Ramrod continues to lead Two more races were completed on day two of the 2021 J/111 World Championship hosted by Hampton Yacht Club in Hampton, Virginia USA. Posted on 22 Oct
5.5 Metre Alpen Cup day 2
Girls on Film dominates the second day on Lake Garda Peter Morton's Girls on Film (GBR 41, Peter Morton, Andrew Palfrey, Ben Cornish) has taken the lead at the 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup at Circolo Vela Torbole on Lake Garda, after three more races on Friday. Posted on 22 Oct
New Blocks and Cam-Cleats from Seldén
An assortment of Soft-Attachment blocks, Ratchet blocks and Cam-cleats Seldén, the Swedish manufacturer of rigs and sail handling equipment, is expanding their deck hardware range by introducing an assortment of Soft-Attachment blocks, Ratchet blocks and Cam-cleats. Posted on 22 Oct
Nacra15 Worlds La Grande Motte oreview
70 mixed crews and 11 nations set to race 140 young multihull racers are due to take to the waters off La Grande Motte by Montpellier in the south of France to compete at the Nacra15 World Championships, organized by the YCGM. Posted on 22 Oct
Techno 293 Worlds at Lake Garda preview
Around 300 windsurfers will be taking part There is great excitement in Garda Trentino for the end of the sailing season at the highest level and, just as important, a grand finale dedicated exclusively to the very young. Posted on 22 Oct
Larks at the Allspars Final Fling in Plymouth
A great event which is growing in popularity A warm, sunny day greeted the Larks which ventured to Plymouth for the Final Fling to pit their abilities against the best of the Southwest. Posted on 22 Oct
Gitana Team set for Transat Jacques Vabre
It is nearly time for festivities to commence in this 15th edition The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild will take the start of her second Transat Jacques Vabre. A double-handed transatlantic, her skippers Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier are well versed in the race having already amassed five victories between them. Posted on 22 Oct
GP14 Southern Travellers at Frensham Pond
Final event of the 2021 series includes the overall prize giving The final GP14 Southern Travellers event was held at Frensham Pond SC on the 10th October in sunny conditions with a light but relatively steady northerly greeting the fifteen teams. Posted on 22 Oct