Winch designed Project Sparta launched

Winch Design are delighted to announce that 67m full-custom motor yacht Sparta has launched. Sparta is the largest steel-hull displacement yacht ever built at Heesen and features both exterior and interior design by Winch Design. Sparta stems from a concept design, Project Avanti, which we presented with Heesen at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show. The clients were immediately impressed by the yacht's athletic-looking lines, and the design remained true to the original concept, with only minor adjustments made to the swimming pool. Winch Design expertly incorporated Heesen's DNA to create a unique, low-profile, sporty, and elegant yacht that sits beautifully on the water.

Sparta sports a classic livery in Snow White with a contemporary touch: metallic Venetian red and metallic anthracite grey details give her a modern appearance. The yacht's profile is characterised by a reverse bow, augmenting her apparent length and emphasising her slender form, which is complimented by a bold and assertive sweep of thermobonded tinted glass from bow to stern.

The yacht boasts a generous interior volume of 1,200 GT. The general arrangement features two separate owner's suites on a private deck and four guest suites on the main deck forward, with the forward suites featuring a movable partition to create a full beam VIP or a large playroom for the younger family members. An elegant oval staircase and a glass elevator serve all three decks. The lower deck is home to a 65sqm Japanese inspired wellness area featuring an oval whirlpool, steam room, sauna, gym, and beauty area.

The lifestyle on board Sparta revolves around family. The centre of the social activities is on the main deck aft, which features a full beam main saloon perfectly connected with the low transom open-air beach terrace perfect for enjoying life in and next to the sea. A transformer passerelle platform grants easy access to the water. The 6.5m infinity pool is a breath-taking sight, drawing the eye from onboard to the vastness of the ocean.

The Winch Design interior is based around three different elements, with each deck representing a different component: the lower deck is themed around water, the main deck around earth and the upper deck around air. The journey through the elements is centralised through a fully carved oak staircase by Alex Hull, using staggered panelling and vertical lighting to bring the intricate carving to life.

The earth themed main saloon features dining chairs with seat backs upholstered in real palm leaf. A large coffee table takes centre stage in the relaxed seating area, made from two parts of a large dark brushed oak tree trunk, it features a forest green marble with a leathered finish, providing a tactile and 3D effect to the leaf like tabletop. The décor of the master suite on the upper deck aft beautifully 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 large constellation wall artwork as the focal point.

The yacht's outdoor spaces feature custom-designed furniture by Winch Design, beautifully crafted by Siebensee and Leerdam. Sparta's matching custom limo tender, a mini version of the mothership, is conveniently stored, along with the water toys, behind the gullwing doors of the forward garage.

Sparta will undergo final commissioning phases, before heading to the North Sea for intensive tests.