Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts has provided details and exclusive images of Project Kometa, a 70-metre motoryacht currently under construction. This Heesen/ Van Oossanen yacht design is the largest built by the yard to date. She features exteriors styled by Espen Øino, and interiors by Sander Sinot.
The builder says Kometa’s fast displacement aluminium hull reduces resistance by up to 20%, dramatically decreasing the amount of power required to achieve a given speed. AS a result, the yacht requires less power and fuel consumption.
In a statement, Heesen explains: “What makes Kometa different from every other yacht in the world is a fusion of three totally different concepts. For a 70-metre yacht to reach almost 30 knots, but also be able to cruise economically (and comfortably) for over 4.000 nautical miles would mean using the technologies of both displacement and semi-displacement hulls. These include the revolutionary fast displacement hull, a ground breaking fixed pitch propeller shape unlike anything yet fitted to a yacht and a Rolls Royce central booster jet, all coordinated by Heesen engineers and Dutch hydrodynamic specialists Van Oossanen.”
Featuring 357 sq m of deck space, Kometa offers a wide range of alternatives for guests including sunbathing, dining, spa space, Jacuzzis, and jet-pool, to name a few.
The main deck has a 6-metre swim-jet infinity pool with a waterfall, glass panelled bottom and spa jets for hydro-massage. Sunrays stream through the pool floor, bathing the lower deck beach club with dappled light beams.
The foredeck can be used as a touch-and-go helipad or as a shaded lounging space for sunbathing or informal dining. At night it transforms into an outdoor cinema or stage with built–in speakers that can also be used for a music concert.
The aft upper deck combines with the sky lounge to create an indoor-outdoor entertaining area of over 92 sq m. Set under a starlight deck head the dining table can be extended to seat up to 20 guests.
Kometa is equipped with a custom created sound system by California Audio Technology. In addition, the entire upper deck and lounge can be transformed into a nightclub with professional DJ equipment and laser effect lighting.
Discreet ceiling lighting highlights rich textures and the subtle patterning within the selection of natural materials: Italian marble, onyx, soft gloss wenge, petrified wood, hand-stitched leathers and Persian silk.
Kometa provides accommodation for twelve guests in six suites with a design style and specification that continues throughout the yacht. Soft polished wenge, Spinneybeck leather and Italian marble are just some of the materials that have been used.
At approximately 1,200 GT, Kometa will be powered by 2 x MTU 20V 4000 M93L Fixed Propeller + 1 x MTU 16V 4000 M93L Booster Jet. Stabilisation is provided by 2 x Quantum extendable fin stabilizers.
Project Kometa is scheduled to be delivered in Spring 2016.