Heesen has launched its first superyacht of 2023 at its facility in Oss, Holland: the Project Skyfall, which has been christened M/Y Ultra G. The newcomer inaugurates a year that promises to be exciting and busy for the shipyard and that kicks off just on this superyacht with intensive trials in the North Sea.
MY Ultra G is the ultimate expression of the knowledge and experience gained in over forty years of shipbuilding to the finest Dutch quality standards: the same that, in the Nineties, lead to the construction of MY Obsession, the largest sport fishing yacht at the time, and MY Red Sapphire, which even overtook it. Both were somehow a source of inspiration for the Ultra G project.
The layout of MY Ultra G is conceived to welcome friends aboard for sociable fishing adventures while allowing the master apartment to maintain a necessary level of privacy, peace and quiet on the bridge deck with its private terrace.
A jacuzzi, large walk-in wardrobe and an ample bathroom with a central oval bath and separate shower stall provide all the home comforts.
Entertaining family and friends is the raison d’être of this superyacht. A custom wine fridge, with discrete sections at different temperatures, takes pride of place in the main saloon.
The media room, home to a Samsung The Wall screen 1814mm by 8063mm and an elegant games table on the main deck forward, is undoubtedly a real gem. The sundeck, with its infinity pool facing aft, is ideal for receptions and musical entertainments. Thirteen crew will be on hand to take care of ten guests, with discreet separate routing allowing them to seamlessly service every area of the yacht.
Canine guests are well taken care of too, thanks to a series of carefully thought-out details to make their life at sea as safe and stress-free as possible. Among several features the most notable is certainly the ‘relief area’, a self-flushing area of the side deck finished in synthetic grass, complete with sensors, cameras and sprinklers.
This bespoke luxury is the perfect complement to an ultra-technological and sophisticated propulsion system. MY Ultra G’s thunder will come from 22,000 horsepower generated by four MTU 20V 4000 engines, driving four Kongsberg S90 waterjets.
The outer engines, compliant with the latest Tier III environmental regulations, drive steerable jets, while the centre engines operate fixed booster units. With less back-pressure and a slightly higher power output, the centre engines will be used solely for the highest speeds. Waterjet drives lower the yacht’s draft to less than three metres and reduce vibration by 40 per cent compared with traditional shafts and propellers.
Thanks to its lightweight aluminium Fast Displacement Hull Form, complete with course fins, gyro stabilisers and interceptor trim plates, MY Ultra G will reach an extraordinary top speed of 37 knots in light load conditions.
Her efficient FDHF hull will also deliver a much smoother, flatter ride compared to a conventional semi-displacement shape, while its extra volume offers plenty of space for equipment and amenities. Three gyro-stabilisers will keep the yacht comfortable at low speeds.
Ultra G has finally hit the water and is now undergoing system commissioning testing before leaving Oss for intensive trials in the North Sea which will contribute to test to the full this incredible superyacht.