Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts proudly received two Neptune Trophies on May 22nd at the 2010 World Superyacht Awards hosted by Boat International Media at Londonâ€™s Guildhall. The 154-foot Celestial Hope won the â€˜Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Yacht of over 40-metre Lengthâ€™ category. Built in 2008, this custom yacht has exterior styling by Omega Yachts and interiors by Intarya Design. Celestial Hope, a fast yacht built of lightweight aluminum, reaches a maximum speed of 22 knots. Members of the Jury, largely comprised of superyacht owners, based their winning selection on construction quality and interior layout and design.
The 153-foot semi-custom Heesen Blind Date won for â€˜Displacement Motor Yacht Below 500 Gross Tonsâ€™. Blind Date, which launched in August of 2009, features exterior design by Heesen and Frank Laupman and interior design by Keech Green in collaboration with the Owner. The Judges were impressed by the construction, engineering, and interior layout and design, especially noting spacious decks and functional circulation. Blind Date is available for charter and accommodates 10 guests in five elegantly appointed suites. The yacht features many stylish social spaces, an impressive selection of water toys, a state-of-the-art entertainment system, and is outfitted with zero speed stabilizers to insure maximum comfort.
Photo Credits: Mark Sims Photography