Founding father Frans Heesen had no idea of the adventure awaiting him when he acquired Striker Boats back in 1978. Now, almost four decades later, he has built a company renowned for producing some of the finest superyachts in the world. And although he stepped back from the company in 2012, his mission to create yachts that push the boundaries still lives on today.
Though based on our proven engineering platform and tested hulls, each one of our semi-custom series is characterized by its own unique exterior design. A semi-custom superyacht represents the perfect choice for clients who want to rely on proven design while still being able to personalise the yacht to their taste and lifestyle. Heesen was the first superyacht build.
The semi-custom proposition has parallels within the automotive industry, where even the most exclusive brands produce in lines rather than designing fully bespoke cars. The overall design and engineering is shared, but clients have the opportunity to completely customize their car through a range of options to make it their own. The semi-custom lines at Heesen work in the same way, but offer even greater potential for customization. Clients can decide on an existing hull type and superstructure and then personalise their yacht with their own choice of materials, colour schemes and interior outfitting, creating something that is one of a kind.
When it comes to custom yacht building, Heesen can fulfil every client’s wish. Each one-off creation is designed to fully embody the owner’s vision and is coupled with Heesen’s exceptional standard of engineering and meticulous attention to detail. If you can dream it, Heesen can build it.