Heesen’s 60m M/Y PROJECT SKYFALL Launched and Named ULTRA G

By Emily Dawkins

Heesen Yachts has celebrated its first launch of the year with the launch of the 60-metre motor yacht Project Skyfall. Now christened ULTRA G, the full-custom, all-aluminium vessel hit the water at Heesen’s Oss facilities in the Netherlands on the 27th January, kick-starting the yard’s busy schedule for 2023.

As the first of Heesen’s highly anticipated vessels to be launched this year, the high-speed, ultra-efficient ULTRA G is a true representation of the Dutch yard’s ability to create incredible lightweight yachts. 

Described by Heesen as a ‘sport fisherman in yacht disguise’, the 60m vessel was inspired by its previous luxury sportfishing yachts, M/Y OBSESSION and MY RED SAPPHIRE, the largest sportfishing yachts built by Heesen, and is said to be the ‘ultimate expression’ of the yard’s 40 years of yacht building knowledge.

With a gross tonnage of 918, ULTRA G is expected to reach top speeds of 37 knots at light load and 33 knots at full load. Powered by four MTU 20V4000 engines which produce an incredible 22,000 horsepower, she is set to become Heesen’s most powerful motor yacht to date.

Not only boasting spectacular high speeds, ULTRA G is also nothing short of luxury. Her ‘Desert Tan’ exteriors, which flaunt an eye-catching red streak from bow to stern, were designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, and are certainly nothing less than a worthy showcase of the high-class levels of luxury that apparently lie inside.

Her yet-to-be-revealed completed interiors have been designed by Harrison Eidsgaard, with a complimentary layout created to welcome guests onboard for ‘sociable fishing adventures’. 

Entertaining family and friends was the main influence behind ULTRA G’s interior and exterior social spaces. The spacious main saloon boasts a custom wine fridge; the media room on the main deck forward is fitted with a Samsung 1814mm by 8063mm ‘The Wall’ screen; and the sundeck offers an aft-facing infinity pool; all working together to create an unparalleled experience onboard. 

A jaw-dropping master apartment on the bridge deck offers a private terrace with a jacuzzi, a walk-in wardrobe and a large bathroom with a central oval bath, to provide her owner with the ultimate home comforts at sea. ULTRA G can accommodate a total of ten guests and a crew of 13 onboard. Canine guests are also accommodated onboard, with a seperate self-flushing ‘relief area’ fitted with synthetic grass, cameras and sprinklers to provide as stress-free onboard experience as possible.

ULTRA G is now completing rigorous system commissioning testing before she sets off for sea trials in the North Sea.

By Emily Dawkins