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Heesen Unveils its Biggest Ever Steel Superyacht: Sparta

The 220-foot ship comes with a matching custom limo tender.

By Irenie Forshaw

Heesen has revealed first-look images of its biggest-ever steel superyacht: Sparta. Spanning 220 feet, the mammoth vessel is currently completing her final commissioning phases before she makes her way to the North Sea for rigorous trials.

The gleaming new ship – which has a maximum speed of 16 knots – features a classic “Snow-White” livery strikingly contrasted with accents of metallic red and gray.

If she looks familiar it’s probably because the design is inspired by Project Avanti – a concept unveiled by Heesen with Winch Design at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2018.

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Sparta deck
The family can enter the water with ease via the platform or take a dip in the infinity pool / ©Heesen

Heesen joined forces with Winch Design once again for the new project; Sparta boasts the same sleek lines and sporty profile as the Avanti concept. Other tell-tale similarities include the reverse bow, raised pilot house, and thermobonded windows from bow to stern.

Built for a private client and his family, the enormous yacht can host up to 12 guests as well as 14 crew and two members of staff. Each of the three decks – which follow a theme of earth, water or air – is accessed via the elegant oak staircase or glass elevator.

On the lower deck, Sparta boasts an expansive wellness area including an elliptical whirlpool, steam room, sauna, gym and even a ‘beauty area’.

Heesen Sparta spa
On the lower deck Sparta boasts an expansive wellness offering including an idyllic spa / ©Heesen

Up on the main aft deck lies the full-beam main saloon and open-air beach terrace. Here, the family can enter the water with ease by the transformer passerelle platform or take a dip in the 21-foot infinity pool.

Four guest suites can be found on the main deck with a moveable partition separating the forward suites to create a full-beam VIP or large playroom for the kids if needed.

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The private upper deck features two owner’s suites beautifully decorated in shades of pale blue with mother-of-pearl inlays, soft fabrics and patterned rugs in a nod to the ‘air’ theme.

Heesen Sparta spa
Sparta boasts a steam room, sauna and ‘beauty area’ / ©Heesen

Perhaps most exciting is the custom limo tender – a mini version of the mothership stored with the water toys behind the gullwing doors of the forward garage.

“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,” commented Peter van der Zanden, head of engineering at Heesen.

“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.”

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