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Project Maximus concept rearranges the superyacht

The Project Maximus superyacht concept that was unveiled at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show
The Project Maximus superyacht concept that was unveiled at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show
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There's little chance of overcrowding on Project Maximus as it carries a maximum 12 guests
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There's little chance of overcrowding on Project Maximus as it carries a maximum 12 guests
The Project Maximus superyacht concept that was unveiled at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show
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The Project Maximus superyacht concept that was unveiled at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show
Project Maximus has a range of 5,500 nautical miles at 13 knots
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Project Maximus has a range of 5,500 nautical miles at 13 knots
Project Maximus is capable of cruising at 19 knots (approx 22 mph) at half load 
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Project Maximus is capable of cruising at 19 knots (approx 22 mph) at half load 
At 83 meters (272 ft 4 inches), Project Maximus would be one of the 100 largest privately owned motor yachts in the world
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At 83 meters (272 ft 4 inches), Project Maximus would be one of the 100 largest privately owned motor yachts in the world
Heeson Yachts' Project Maximus concept is so named because it maximizes usable space for the passengers both inside and out
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Heeson Yachts' Project Maximus concept is so named because it maximizes usable space for the passengers both inside and out
The sleek powerboat-like lines of Project Maximus make clever use of glass paneling to create wind-free areas at the rear of three decks
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The sleek powerboat-like lines of Project Maximus make clever use of glass paneling to create wind-free areas at the rear of three decks
The fluid continuity of the vessel is emphasised by a pool that stretches across three decks, joined by two waterfall features
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The fluid continuity of the vessel is emphasised by a pool that stretches across three decks, joined by two waterfall features

Clifford Denn already has a portfolio that puts him in the elite category of maritime designers having previously designed passenger cruise liners for Cunard (such as the Queen Mary 2) and P&O. His latest concept, Project Maximus, shown at the Monaco Yacht Show last week, could begin a trend for superyachts by putting the wheelhouse one deck down and devoting the upper deck to the passengers, just as he has done with his work for Viking Ocean Cruise vessels.

Heeson Yachts' Project Maximus is named not for the concept yacht's size, which at 272 ft (83 m) barely sneaks into the 100 largest privately owned motor yachts in the world and is less than half the size of the biggest, the 592-ft (180.61-m) Lürssen-built Azzam owned by Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates.

There's little chance of overcrowding on Project Maximus as it carries a maximum 12 guests
There's little chance of overcrowding on Project Maximus as it carries a maximum 12 guests

Rather, the reason Project Maximus is thus named is that it maximizes usable space for the passengers both inside and out, and most importantly, it utilizes the top deck for optimal access to the changing scenery around one of the world's most palatial mobile homes.

"When compared with other boats of its size it has an enormous pool, huge external deck areas, and all with the same internal volumes as a normal 83 m," says Denn of Project Maximus. "It's the large boat thinking that puts the owner's needs first."

Despite its not inconsiderable size, Project Maximus is designed primarily for the owner and has accommodation for just 12 guests, with the capacity to offer suitably grandiose private quarters for two VIP guests or as one master mogul-size cabin by opening the adjoining doors. The guest quarters are in addition to the opulent owner's suite.

The sleek powerboat-like lines of Project Maximus make clever use of glass paneling to create wind-free areas at the rear of three decks
The sleek powerboat-like lines of Project Maximus make clever use of glass paneling to create wind-free areas at the rear of three decks

The yacht's steel hull is designed to slice through the waves at speeds of up to 19 knots (22 mph, 35 km/h), with a range of 5,500 nautical miles (6,329 mi, 10,186 km) when cruising at 13 kn (15 mph, 24 km/h). The concept's sleek powerboat-like lines make clever use of glass paneling to create wind-protected areas at the rear of three decks, with the continuity of the vessel emphasised by a pool that stretches across three decks, joined by two waterfall features.

Source: Heesen Yachts

2 comments
nehopsa
Every time I read about those otherworldly necessities of life... I am left speechless. Next comes Space.
sidmehta
Brilliant design... but it's backwards. The end that looks as if it's moving forward is actually the rear (stern) of the boat.