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Heesen Yachts Recreates Project Cosmos Superyacht in LEGO Challenge



Heesen Yachts have partnered with Dutch-Belgian show LEGO® Masters finalists to recreate their new Cosmos Superyacht design at 1:42 scale in a special LEGO® challenge.
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LEGO® Masters Winners recreate the Heesen Yachts Cosmos Superyacht. Credit: Heesen Yachts

Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts are currently in the process of building one of the world’s largest and fastest full-aluminum yachts – the 262ft (80m) Project Cosmos – and wanted to have a little extra fun during the process.

Partnering with the finalists of the Dutch-Belgian show LEGO® Masters, Heesen tasked two teams to recreate their new Cosmos Superyacht in a special challenge to see who could create the most unique replica of their design.

Heesen Yachts Lego Team Bjorn Corneel Yacht Building
Working to create the right kind of curves. Credit: Heesen Yachts

With a length of 262ft (80m) and a top speed of 29 knots, Project Cosmos features a helicopter landing pad that transforms into an outdoor cinema, a glass-bottom pool, and a beach club, which both teams had to consider during the design process.

Heesen Yachts Cosmos Superyacht Lego Teams
The two teams and their designs – who will win? Credit: Heesen Yachts
Team Martijn & Jos

Martijn Brinkman and Jos van Uum (both 21) from the Netherlands made television history on LEGO® Masters with their gigantic red dragon, but both claim that building Cosmos is their biggest challenge yet.

Heesen Yachts Lego Team Martijn Jos Yacht Completed
The design of Team Martijn & Jos. Credit: Heesen Yachts

With the teams given the opportunity to visit the shipyard and see the full-size version’s building, the overall scale was impressive and an inspiration for their design. Using over 12,000 bricks to build their structure, Team Martijn & Jos’s transformed their living room into their very own shipyard.

Heesen Yachts Lego Cosmos Helicopter Deck 2
Ready to board the helicopter? Credit: Heesen Yachts

“We think our yacht should win, because we have included a lot of functionality into our design.” Shared Team Martijn & Jos. “The tender doors can actually open up, the sun awnings really work and the cinema screen on the foredeck pops-up. And we’ve even included lighting so that you can see the interior.”

Team Björn & Corneel

Björn Ramant (40) and Corneel Clarys (22) from Belgium impressed millions of LEGO® fans with their creations on LEGO® Masters. But the challenge of building the first-ever superyacht in LEGO® stunned even these pros, especially when they toured Project Cosmos and saw the yacht’s size and complex lines in real life.

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Team Björn & Corneel’s Cosmos Superyacht design. Credit: Heesen Yachts

“We had to get those curves right, because that’s what makes the yacht unique.”

In the end, it took 150 hours to digitally design the yacht in BrickLink Studio and another 60 hours to build it.

Heesen Yachts Lego Team Bjorn Corneel Yacht Deck
The result of 150 hours and 60 hours of building. Credit: Heesen Yachts

“Our design is almost a no-LEGO® yacht. It looks like a 3D-printed scale model, because we used a horizontal building technique instead of stacking bricks vertically,” said Team Björn & Corneel. “We are particularly proud of the curves of the bow and how we got every detail correct, from the furniture and the tenders to the jet skis.”


Heesen Yachts are giving readers the opportunity to vote for your favorite design and the chance to win a special a Heesen LEGO® Fan Package including a LEGO® City pack , which you can do here.

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Feadship Shares Time-Lapse of New Boardwalk Superyacht Being Built



Feadship has captured a time-lapse of the 252ft Boardwalk superyacht as it undergoes works before it leaves the shipyard and passes through the Dutch landscape on its way to the North Sea for sea trials.

Dutch shipyard Feadship has been working tirelessly on one of their latest builds, the 252ft superyacht known as Boardwalk (previously Project 707) and have captured the recent activity in a fascinating time-lapse.

Designed by de Voogt Naval Architects, Boardwalk is the 4th superyacht to be completed by Feadship in 2020 alongside Podium, Moonrise and Totally Nuts.

An earlier video shared by Feadship shows Project 707 captures the superyacht in an earlier stage of the build.

Now launched from Feadship’s shipyard at Aalsmeer earlier this month, the almost finished Boardwalk undertook a two day journey to the North Sea to undertake her sea trials, with the superyacht precariously passing through nineteen locks and bridges along the way.

Feadship built Broadwalk superyacht making its way to the North Sea. Credit: Feadship
Feadship built Broadwalk superyacht making its way to the North Sea. Credit: Feadship

Moving through the quaint Dutch landscape in the early hours of the morning, the superyacht makes curious bystanders appear tiny in comparison to the steel and aluminum superstructure.

Sharing the same name as the current superyacht owned by billionaire Tillman Fertitta, it is reported the family commissioned the Feadship build back in 2016 and will use this as their main yacht with the smaller 163ft Wesport built yacht still remaining in use.

The Feadship built Boardwalk is expected to be delivered in 2021.

Night view of Broadwalk. Credit: Feadship
Feadship Boardwalk Superyacht Transportation Day Bridge Aerial View
Feadship Boardwalk Superyacht Transportation Day Bridge Crossing
Boardwalk passing under the bridge in Rotterdam.
Feadship Boardwalk Superyacht Transportation Day Rotterdam

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Wally Yachts Reveals First Hybrid Yacht: The 88ft WHY200



Monaco-based yacht builder Wally has revealed the design of their first-ever hybrid yacht – the spacious 88ft WHY200, offering 50% more living space compared to traditional designs of the same length.
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Wally Yachts new hybrid WHY200 “compact” superyacht. Credit: Wally/Ferretti Group

After more than 25 years creating some of the world’s most revolutionary sailing and power yachts, Italian based Wally Yachts has turned their hand to the “compact” superyacht category and have created the 88ft (27m) WHY200 – their response to the demand for a spacious design without the speed concessions of a displacement yacht.

Led by Wally founder and Chief Designer Luca Bassani and Ferretti Group’s engineering department, Wally Yachts worked alongside interior design firm A.Vallicelli & C Studio to create a streamlined design offering up to 50% more living space than a traditional yacht of the same length.

Wally WHY200 Yacht Starboard
Designed to offer up to 50% more living area than a traditional yacht of the same length. Credit: Wally/Ferretti Group

“In keeping the yacht registration under 24meters (78′ 8″) load line, we have been able to optimize the costs of running and berthing, while still providing the space and volume benefits of a much larger vessel thanks to its innovative full-wide-body design,” shared Stefano de Vivo, Wally Managing Director.

One of the design methods Wally enlisted to achieve more than 2,153 square feet of indoor living area was absorbing the space used for exterior walkways into a full-beam salon. This use of space created a significantly larger open-plan living area and, when joined to the glass-encased sky lounge by a carbon fiber staircase, makes a seamless transition between living spaces.

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Main living area connected to the sky-lounge above via the carbon fiber staircase. Credit: Wally/Ferretti Group
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Wally WHY200 upstairs sky lounge area accessed via the internal staircase. Credit: Wally/Ferretti Group

Another stand-out feature of the Wally WHY200 is the owner’s suite located at the yacht’s bow. Wrapped on all sides by glass, the oversized owner’s suite offers a 200-degree view as far as the eye can see.

“Providing owners with an elevated experience onboard has always been central to our mission at Wally. We have had a longstanding vision to create a wrap-around main deck in glass that would provide so many lifestyle benefits to the owner and now finally the technology has made this possible, unlocking game-changing extra interior volume on this deck”, confirmed Luca Bassani, Wally Founder and Chief Designer. “It has allowed us to create a sensational and unprecedented 37-square-meter (398 square feet) owner’s suite at the bow, which takes the onboard experience to a whole new level. Imagine the feeling of waking up to uninterrupted 200-degree views through vast windows in the bow, as if you are floating above the water. It is a genuine marvel to behold, we are especially proud of what has been achieved with this revolutionary layout.”

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The owner’s suite at the yachts bow offers uninterrupted views. Credit: Wally/Ferretti Group

With the WHY200, Wally has also recognized a change in owners’ use of the outdoor living spaces over the years and have been mindful when designing spaces with ample shade from the sun and protective measures from the wind and rain. An extended pillarless overhang above the main deck aft and flanking glass panels provide shelter to the alfresco dining and lounging area, which has unobstructed views on three sides and seamlessly flows into the main salon past sliding full-height doors. The extended overhang also offers a larger upper deck aft, with space to recline on sunloungers or sit at the shaded dining table.

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Wally WHY200 expandable beach club features three fold-out wings. Credit: Wally/Ferretti Group

Down on the beach club of the WHY200, guests can also enjoy access to the ocean via three expandable fold-out wings. Two concealed garages are also easily accessible and offer a tremendous amount of storage space for a yacht this size, including a four-meter tender and multiple water toys.

Wally WHY200 Yacht Aerial View
Includes two concealed garages for tenders and toys. Credit: Wally/Ferretti Group

The WHY200 is Wally’s first hybrid yacht and is optimized for both full- and semi-displacement cruising. Featuring an adaptive multi-propulsion system, the WHY200 is a balance between the voluminous but slower full displacement yachts and the restricted but lighting fast planing yachts. When making short trips, the crew can operate the WHY200 in hyper displacement mode to achieve a cruising speed of 20 knots, but when taking slower trips can switch to the economical long-range displacement mode.

No prices have been revealed yet however, Wally has indicated the WHY200 will make its official debut at the Ferretti Group Private Preview in Monaco this coming September.

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The Triton 3300/6 Personal Submersible Designed For Superyachts



The new Triton 3300/6 personal submersible is designed for superyacht owners and is the world’s first six-person acrylic-hulled submersible capable of diving depths of up to 3,300ft.
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The Triton 3300/6 Personal Submersible for superyachts. Credit: Triton/Nick Verola

US-based Triton Submarines have shared the latest model to leave their workshop floor – the 3300/6 personal submersible in “Tiffany Blue” as per the owners request. As the world’s first 6-person acrylic-hulled sub ever to be constructed, the 3300/6 features the world’s largest transparent, spherical passenger compartment and offers up to 6 passengers at a time an underwater experience of a lifetime.

Built on the same platform as the Triton 3300/3, the 3300/6 can reach a diving depth of up to 3,300 ft (1000m) and is optimized for use and deployment from a superyacht. The latest model offers unparalleled space and comfort levels and addresses the demand from mega-yacht owners and tourism operators for a larger capacity submersible that allows for families and groups of guests to share the diving experience.

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The Triton 3300/6 beginning to dive below the surface. Credit: Triton/Nick Verola

Considered the highest-capacity, 3300ft rated personal submersible in the world, the Triton 3300/6 has been designed to carry up to 6 passengers and allows for generous amounts of head, shoulder, elbow, and legroom, although it can also be configured to accommodate only four passengers for the ultimate in passenger comfort.

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The Triton 3300/6 is capable of reaching depths up to 3300ft (1000m). Credit: Triton/ Nick Verola

Featuring a generously sized hatch that has been angled rearwards to maximize ease of boarding, the Triton 3300/6’s adjacent high-grip tread area makes it easy to board, and Triton’s signature ‘pontoon’ design ensures that throughout the boarding process, the submersible remains level and stable on the water.

Descending down the set of steps, passengers will find a luxuriously finished interior complete with hand-finished leather upholstery and the pilot’s seat located near the rear of the cabin. The passenger seats are located closer to the front of the acrylic “bubble” for an almost 360° view.

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The 3300/6 is designed with superyacht storage in mind. Credit: Triton/Nick Verola

When not in use exploring the wonders of the ocean, the Triton 3300/6 can be stored, launched, and recovered from within a traditional superyacht tender garage and has a footprint similar to that of the 3300/3, but with a lower overall height.

Triton’s engineers will work collaboratively with yacht builders (for new builds) and the engineering team (for existing vessels) to establish the full requirements for efficient and seamless integration of a Triton submersible with a yacht.

By choosing to mount all external equipment lower down on the latest model, the Triton 3300/6 takes full advantage of the space between the dual-gantry tender lift arrangements typically found on superyachts.

Triton 3300/6 Tiffany Blue Workshop Floor
Triton’s engineer’s can advise new superyacht builds to ensure seamless integration. Credit: Triton/Nick Verolas

Additionally, Triton’s engineers are able to work collaboratively with shipyards for new builds and the engineering teams for existing yachts to ensure the seamless integration of an owners Triton submersible with their yacht.

While no price has been released for the new Triton 3300/6, the smaller 3-seater model is in the ballpark of $3 million. For more information visit Triton Submarines website.

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