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Introducing Sparta: Heesen’s largest steel marvel on water

At 220 feet, this Dutch masterpiece is an engineering feat with a lavish floating sanctuary, replete with its own custom limo tender. Share

In the glittering world of superyachts, where opulence and engineering prowess are often seen vying for attention, Heesen’s latest offering, Sparta, holds a distinctive place. Commanding an impressive 220-foot length, Sparta is the Dutch shipyard’s largest steel superyacht, surpassing the previous titleholder, Lusine, by a full 23 feet. With its meticulously designed interiors and exteriors by the renowned Winch Design, Sparta establishes a new standard in ultra-luxe seafaring.

One of the most striking aspects of Sparta’s design is its prominent reverse bow, which lends a unique, aggressive stance to the vessel. The hull, crafted from steel, has been finished in a classic “Snow White” livery, which is complemented by eye-catching accents in metallic red and gray. This opulent vessel is capable of reaching a top speed of 16 knots.

Introducing Sparta: Heesen’s largest steel marvel on water

Step inside, and you’ll find Sparta’s lavish 1,200 Gross Tons interior is thematically designed around the elements of water, earth, and air. It’s an interior setting where every room tells its own story while contributing to the overarching narrative of luxury and sophistication. Heesen, one of the few shipyards to have its own cabinet-making company, showcases exquisite cabinetwork across the yacht’s interiors.

The lower deck encapsulates the essence of the water theme, boasting a 700-square-foot Japanese-inspired wellness area. Here, guests can immerate themselves in an elliptical whirlpool, a steam room, a sauna, a fully-equipped gym, and a designated beauty area.

Introducing Sparta: Heesen’s largest steel marvel on water

The main deck unfolds an earth-themed salon, where an oak coffee table stands as the central piece, and dining chairs are upholstered in authentic palm leaves. The floor houses four guest suites that can be partitioned to create a full-beam VIP suite or an expansive playroom for younger guests. The upper deck, dedicated to the yacht’s owner, mirrors the lightness of air, featuring soft fabrics, shades of sky blue, and mother-of-pearl inlays, accompanied by a patterned Tai Ping carpet.

Beyond its captivating interiors, Sparta offers an array of outdoor amenities. The main deck aft is home to a breezy open-air beach terrace, a 21-foot infinity pool, and a swim platform with direct access to the water. The flybridge comes complete with its own Jacuzzi, elevating the outdoor living experience.

Introducing Sparta: Heesen’s largest steel marvel on water

Heesen, known for its superior Dutch craftsmanship, also offers a custom limo tender, a scaled-down version of Sparta itself. This tender is conveniently stored behind the gullwing doors of the forward garage, along with an assortment of other water toys.

Peter van der Zanden, head of engineering, comments: “At Heesen, we take pride in our ability to create complex custom yachts that are expertly engineered and built to meet the highest Dutch quality standards. Our team eagerly embraces the challenges posed by full-custom yachts. It’s an opportunity for us to showcase the exceptional levels of excellence we can achieve. Sparta is a testament to our commitment to delivering the finest superyachts.”

Introducing Sparta: Heesen’s largest steel marvel on water

Sparta draws from Heesen and Winch Design’s previous collaboration, Project Avanti, which was unveiled at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show. The design elements, the reverse bow, the raised pilot house, and thermobonded windows, are reflective of the sleek lines and sporty profile found in Project Avanti.

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