MYS 2021: Heesen on the Strategy to Success
Superyachts.com sat down with Arthur Brouwer, CEO of Heesen Yachts to discuss a busy year of launches, their MYS show-stopper 55-metre Moskito, and the eagerly anticipated Project Cosmos. Additionally, the role sustainability will play for the shipyard, as they move into an eco-conscious era.
Heesen Yachts brags an incredible year of launches, proving even during a pandemic, innovation can be accomplished. Having signed multiple contracts even throughout 2020 we wanted to know how COVID-19 had impacted the shipyard. "We didn't lose a day, we didn't lose a beat, but it was an enormous effort".
The MYS talking point was of course 55m Moskito. The CEO was delighted to share details on what made her so appealing "It's a very popular class the 55m," Arthur Brouwer comments. "It is a great size, still affordable in the superyacht market and it brings something special".
However, described by many as the 'one to watch', a head turning project that has taken the industry by storm is Project Cosmos. The 80-metre Project Cosmos, their largest build to date, marks a milestone for the shipyard. We wanted to know whether the shipyard recognised a growing demand to build bigger amongst their clientele. The answer? "There is more demand for custom projects, we can cater customer projects between 60 and 83 metres. We are full now, which means we have had bigger demands".
Finally, Arthur divulged what he conciders the company's most exciting news; "The really exciting news for us is that we also put into our shed Project Skyfall, a 60m very fast alluminium yacht with over 22,000 horse power in it".
"We've sold nine yachts in the last eighteen months and delivered six so we've been extremely busy."