Heesen has appointed a new Chief Commercial Officer, Friso Visser, who has a wide-ranging knowledge of the international shipbuilding industry.
Friso will lead the sales and marketing team and take responsibility for maintaining the company's global position as a leading Dutch yacht builder. He spent 18 years as International Sales Director at Damen Shipyards Group and brings a wealth of experience in the international maritime industry. He will be supported at Heesen by Robert Drontmann.
"I am honoured to join the team at Heesen Yachts," commented Friso."The company is a distinctive and competitive player in the market, and with its combination of full-custom and speculative production, it brings a unique approach to building the finest and most exclusive superyachts in the world. I look forward to working with such a dedicated and innovative team."
Mark Cavendish, who has worked at the shipyard for twelve years, eight of which were as CCO, now takes on the role of Executive Commercial Officer, supporting Friso and focusing on developing Heesen's commercial presence in new markets. Mark will also be responsible for developing the brokerage community network and will head up custom projects.
Arthur Brouwer, Heesen's CEO, said "We are delighted to welcome Friso on board at Heesen and look forward to working together on increasing our market share and bringing our brand to new heights."
Heesen's order book currently consists of fifteen yachts under construction, from 50m up to 80m, with deliveries through 2024. These include both semi-custom and full-custom yachts.
The 72m Stella Maris has been listed for sale by Simon Ting at SuperYachtsMonaco. Stella Maris was delivered in 2013 by Italian yard Viareggio Superyachts (VSY). Her exterior was designed by Espen Oeino and her naval architecture is made by Laurent Giles. The interior was penned by Michela Reverberi. She can accommodate 14 guests across seven staterooms. This includes a master suite, which is located on the owner’s deck. Stella Maris features two pools, a sauna, a hammam, a massage room, and a gym. She also has a fully certified commercial Eurocopter EC 135 helideck. Two Caterpillar 3516B engines gives her a top speed of 17 knots and a range of 5,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots.The superyacht's asking price is €75,000,000.Credits: Yacht Harbour archive
December 8, 2021
The superyacht concept G250 is a result of collaboration between Alexander McDiarmid and Ghost Yachts. The creators called the concept a “superyacht of the future” and mentioned that the vessel was developed for an adventurous owner. The G250 sleek exterior lines stretch from the aft to the bow; a modern style shown in her profile. "This is probably the best looking superyacht I have ever seen. It just leaves one speechless. You just want to sit and look at it. It has perfect balance and proportion. It is essentially quite radical, but somehow it is a very calm and pleasing unity," says Björn Moonen of Ghost Yachts.The superyacht can accommodate ten guests in five cabins. The owner has a full-beam master suite. The outdoor space offers a lot of pleasure – the swimming pool is located on the aft, the sun deck has a hot tub and a bar. The G250 features an AH145 helicopter on board and two tenders. The yacht has a lightweight low-drag carbon/aluminium hybrid hull, which offers fuel efficiency and high top-speed. The Voith Linear Jets are coupled to four MTU 16V4000M93L engines that push her to a Vmax of 37 knots. Credits: Alexander McDiarmid
December 8, 2021
The 49.1m luxury motor yacht Zoom Zoom Zoom has been sold. Northrop & Johnson yacht Brokers Kristen Klein and Kevin Merrigan representing the seller, Mark Parker of HMY introduced the buyer.Zoom Zoom Zoom was delivered by Trinity Yachts in 2005. Her elegant interior was penned by Evan K. Marshall, while the exterior and naval architecture were made in-house. The yacht welcomes guests to enjoy both her indoor and alfresco areas, each equipped with sumptuous lounging and dining options. The motor yacht’s draft of 2.44m gives her flexibility to cruise shallow waters anywhere in the world. The Trinity Yacht’s Quantum Zero-Speed stabilizers ensure guest comfort at anchor or when underway.Zoom Zoom Zoom can accommodate up to ten guests in five staterooms. The impressive split-level master suite is a private oasis complete with unobstructed views and an intimate seating area. The yacht's additional staterooms include two king-size VIPs, a queen and a twin. The warm, calming ambiance can be felt through her entire interior. Her grand main salon allows a flow of natural light, courtesy of the large windows. The yacht’s interior is timeless, featuring ultra-high-quality finishes and furnishings.The yacht’s sundeck combines a hot tub surrounded by sunpads, chaise lounges, a bar and a barbecue for the ultimate outdoor entertainment area. The beach club allows guests to be even closer to the water and utilize her large collection of water toys.Zoom Zoom Zoom's last known asking price was USD14,500,000.Credits: Northrop & Johnson
December 8, 2021
The US StellarPM has revealed the all-new StellarCAT power catamaran named the AL25-3. A 25m tri-deck model has a 12m beam and can accommodate 12 guests across four or six guest cabins. The 59 sq. m saloon offers a spacious living space filled with natural light. The owner’s suite has a private terrace and is located on the upper deck. The upper deck configuration might be changed to an open or closed skylounge aft of the wheelhouse. The AL25-3 also features a generous outdoor space, including a full wet bar and grill area on the flybridge and a hot-tub at the bow. Depending on configuration the AL25-3 catamaran can offer top speeds between 19 and 24 knots and a maximum range of 2,700 nautical miles.StellarPM is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The company offers the expertise of the yachting industry, from design, drafting and time management, to the coordination of refits and new builds.Credits: StellarPM
December 8, 2021
Camper & Nicholsons International and The Italian Sea Group have announced that they have signed a partnership for the marketing of Admiral and Tecnomar motor yachts in China and Hong Kong.The agreement, effective from November, aims to increase the visibility and promote the sales of the two brands of the well-known group of Marina di Carrara."We are extremely proud of this collaboration with an important partner such as Camper & Nicholsons," comments Giuseppe Taranto, Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer of The Italian Sea Group. "We are sure that it will be a synergistic partnership that will allow us to expand our market and achieve positive results also in the regions of China and Hong Kong.""We look forward to working with The Italian Sea Group in this partnership with China and Hong Kong," says Paolo Casani, CEO of Camper & Nicholsons. "The Italian Sea Group, an internationally recognised company, is one of the most important players in the luxury yacht market. We are thrilled to be working alongside them."As the original yachting company founded in 1782, Camper & Nicholsons has built its brand by providing a 360-degree service to yacht owners and charterers, including new build, sales and brokerage, charter and related marketing, yacht management, and insurance services.Building on more than 200 years of celebrated heritage, the Camper & Nicholsons name is synonymous with excellence, luxury, and tradition. Today, they continue to set pace in the industry with an in-house technical team who have successfully build the first dedicated tech hub, providing valuable insights for clients that translate into better management. With offices in Monaco, Cannes, Geneva, Palm Beach, London, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and Hong Kong, the company is part of the Hong Kong-based Lai Sun Group, and has an established and growing presence in the Asian market. The company ranks among the leading conglomerates in Asia serving high-net-worth individuals.Admiral and Tecnomar are two brands within The Italian Sea Group, a company based in Marina di Carrara. They both express the made-in-Italy values that strongly characterise The Italian Sea Group, and that translate into passion, attention to detail, timeless style, craftsmanship, and a constant search for perfection.Credits: Camper & Nicholsons
December 7, 2021