Superyachts: Heesen's New Concept Revealed

Dutch shipbuilding firm Heesen has revealed its latest superyacht concept, which has been described as a 'Swiss army knife on water' due to its go-anywhere versatility in a range of ocean envi­ron­ments. The futuristic vessel promises to take crews to the furthest corners of the planet, travelling in unparalleled five-star luxury.

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Heesen's new yacht concept, named Xventure, was recently unveiled at the Inter­national Boat Show in Fort Lauderdale. The vessel is made using high-quality steel and measures a massive 187 feet in length. One of the most impressive features of Xventure is its ability to cruise for more than 5,000 miles which, according to Heesen, 'enables her to reach remote bays and creeks, and to remain on station longer than other yachts.'

Renowned British studio Winch Design envisioned the superyacht concept, which incorporates a vertical bow and angular fast-displa­cement hull: these features provide both a striking visual aesthetic and highly-efficient performance. Weighing 1,280 gross tons,­ Xventure can be optionally equipped with a hybrid propulsion system, delivering reduced consumption of fuel along with excep­ti­onally low vibration and noise levels. Lower emissions make the vessel more eco-friendly.

The exterior of Xventure features huge panels of sheer glass, giving it a modern and streamlined look. Other features include lounge areas, a full-beam owner's apartment, upper deck saloon, swimming pool and observation deck, which includes a winter garden with a vast glass ceiling. 

Xventure can accommodate a number of other vehicles, such as a helicopter, submarine, tender and jet skis. A 375 Sports fishing boat and 28-foot Beachlander are included for fishing and leisure excursions from the main vessel. Heesen has described Xventure as 'tough, independent and daring'.

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