Heesen officially opened the 85m dry dock and its 90m accompanying shed. The Oss-based shipyard is now ready to expand the size of its yachts up to 80m.
This infrastructure development represents Heesen’s investment in the future, as a result of a clear market’s request for bigger yachts. The initial results of the outstanding success of Galactica Star, and now that of Galactica Super Nova – Heesen’s largest yachts to date – have generated great interest in the Dutch shipyard.
The new 90m shed is equipped with the latest technology resulting in an efficient and ergonomic working environment. Controlled atmosphere and temperature is possible thanks to central-heated floors – even in the dry dock – along with special air filters and humidifiers. The new shed is conceived to reduce unwanted impact on the environment. In order to save energy Heesen installed automatic sun-tracker lights and dimmable LED lights that enable flexible lighting options.