Star Of The North
We catch up with Heesen’s 50-meter superyacht Ann G as she navigates the deep blue fjords of Western Norway.
With the exclusivity of Monaco, the glitz of Cannes and the barefaced cheek of Saint-Tropez, France’s Cote d'Azur is the place to be seen for the world’s superyacht elite. Attracted by sundrenched beach clubs, sparkling coves and enough high-end boutiques to exhaust the blackest of credit cards, this stretch of coastline on the edge of the Mediterranean has more superyachts per nautical mile than anywhere else on the planet.
However, not all superyacht Owners are tempted by sun, sea and whatever else they can get. Today’s discerning billionaire can often be found with his family exploring much colder and far older (in geographical terms) places, with the secluded Norwegian Fjords being particularly popular. Many of the forward-thinking European shipyards are aware of their client’s attraction to Mother Nature, with Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts, purposefully building its vessels to take on the harsher conditions of the North Sea.
Heesen’s 50-meter Ann G is one such craft. With an exterior penned by the French studio of Clifford Denn (at the request of Arcon Yachts – the Owner’s representatives throughout the build), this striking superyacht, with her dark blue hull and contrasting white superstructure appears much more at home in the Norwegian fjords than she would anchored in the Mediterranean. [Continued...]