Expected to splash in 2023, the 196-foot Project Skyfall is said to be "a sport fisherman in disguise, complete with cockpit, fighting chair and storage for 40 rods."

Expected to splash in 2023, the 196-foot Project Skyfall is said to be “a sport fisherman in disguise, complete with cockpit, fighting chair and storage for 40 rods.” (Courtesy Heesen Yachts/)Heesen Yachts in the Netherlands says the 196-foot Project Skyfall has had its main engines placed onto the mounts, and its superstructure hoisted into place over the hull.

The all-aluminum superyacht is now inside Heesen’s shed No. 9, where outfitting is expected to continue on a timeline that leads to sea trials in spring 2023.

Heesen calls Project Skyfall a high-speed build that “is a sport-fisherman in yacht disguise,” with a cockpit, fighting chair and stowage for 40 rods.

Frank Laupman of Omega Architects created the exterior design to go with the Fast Displacement Hull Form. The paint scheme will be desert tan by Awlgrip. Gyrostabilizers and interceptor trim plates are specified for comfort underway.

Heesen is projecting that Project Skyfall will reach a top speed of 37 knots, with a total of 22,000 horsepower produced by four MTU 20V 4000 engines driving four Kongsberg S90 water jets.

Will Project Skyfall be Heesen’s most powerful yacht to date? Yes, and it will have a custom tender that Vanquish is building to a Guido de Groot design.

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