THESE are the incredible pictures showing the inside of a superyacht factory where luxurious floating mansions for the mega-rich are painstakingly put together.
Superyachts are seen as the preserve of the world’s mega rich – namely the planet’s elusive one per cent.
Reuters A yacht is seen under construction at the Heesen Yachts shipyard in Oss, Netherlands
Owned by the highest-ranking CEOs, Russian oligarchs and some of the most extravagant Royals across the globe, superyachts are an incredible feat of engineering often kitted out with the most enviable of luxuries.
Superyachts are often seen as a status symbol – in a society where size really does matter.
Manufacturers of luxury vessels are pressed to include the most top end of extravagances, including on-board bars, flat-screen TVs, plush sofas and wood-panelled walls now seen as just the basics.
Reuters A very basic superyacht can be completed in two years
Reuters Some vessels have cutting-edge technology giving them water-speed equivalent to a Ferrari
Reuters Dutch manufacturer Heesen Yachts has just delivered its fourth vessel of the year
Reuters The M/Y Omaha is the first superyacht in Heesen’s new 50m Steel Class
Reuters Prices for purchasing a ‘basic’ uncustomised superyacht start at an eye watering £48million
Reuters Heesen Yachts was founded in 1978 and has delivered more than 170 superyachts worldwide so far
Reuters Superyachts are a status symbol in a society where size really does matter
Reuters Purchasers of superyachts range from Russian oligarchs to American business moguls
Reuters Heesen’s vessels range from 35 metres to 70 metres in length and are extremely streamlined
These palatial vessels often rival the world’s best hotels and now use cutting edge technology to give them the water-speed equivalent to a Ferrari.
Heesen Yachts is a Dutch company that builds these luxury titans of the sea in a South Netherlands’ shipyard, with clients ranging from Russian oligarchs to American business moguls.
The firm has just delivered its fourth vessel of the year – a 50 metre M/Y Omaha, designed by Clifford Denn.
Boatinternational Superyachts are essentially floating luxurious mansions
Boatinternational These palatial vessels often rival the world’s best hotels
Boatinternational Billionaires use their superyachts to entertain family and large groups friends from their social and business circles
Boatinternational Manufacturers of luxury vessels are pressed to include the most top end of extravagances
It is the first superyacht in Heesen’s new 50m Steel Class, a successor of the 47m Steel Class series, which sits just below the 500gt threshold.
Their vessels boast luxury bedrooms, large dining rooms and party platforms so large they can accommodate not just the billionaire owner’s family, but also their entire circle of friends for what is sure to be the party of the century.