BY Ryan Swift on 19 Jun 2023

The sleek new superyacht began as a Project Avanti in collaboration with Winch Design

On June 9, Heesen Yachts passed a milestone with the launch of the 67m, 1,200 GT steel vessel M/Y Sparta. It is the largest steel yacht built by the Dutch yard in its history.

Sparta developed from Project Avanti concept, which was created with Winch Design and presented in Monaco in 2018. The result is a low-profile vessel with a sleek look. The exterior features white with red and grey accents. The profile is accentuated by the reverse bow.

The social centre is on the main deck aft, where a full-beam main saloon connects with the low, open-air beach terrace. A transformer passerelle platform provides easy access to the water. There is a 6.5m infinity pool that creates a visual link between onboard life and the ocean.

The infinity pool is designed to visually connect the aft area with the ocean

The yacht’s outdoor spaces feature custom-designed furniture by Winch Design. Sparta‘s matching custom limo tender, a mini version of the mothership, is stored behind the gullwing doors of the forward garage along with the range of water toys.

The general arrangement features two separate owner’s suites on a private deck and four guest suites on the main deck. A movable partition separates the forward suites to create a full-beam VIP or a large playroom for kids. An elegant staircase and glass elevator connect all three decks. The lower deck is home to a 65sqm, Japanese-inspired wellness area.

The interior design is based around three different elements, with each deck representing a different element: the lower deck is themed around water, the main deck around earth, and the upper deck around air.

The décor of the master suite on the upper deck aft captures the lightness of air, using soft fabrics, sky blues, mother-of-pearl inlays and an abstract patterned Tai Ping carpet. In contrast, the forward section is centred around the theme of space, with a constellation wall artwork as the focal point.

Sparta will now undergo the final commissioning phases before heading to the North Sea for intensive sea trials.

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