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All You Need to Know About Frans Heesen and his Yacht Lady Petra


Yacht Name: Lady Petra - Yacht Length: 47 m (153 ft) - Guests: 12 in 6 cabins - Crew: 10 in 5 cabins - Yacht Value: US$ 30 million - 491t - Heesen - 2012


 Owners Name: Frans Heesen - Owners Net Worth: US$ 200 million - Owners Company: Heesen Yachts - Owners Country: The Netherlands -


Luxury yacht Lady Petra was built for the founder of Heesen Yachts. She was sold to Neville Crichton and is now named Como. In June 2018 she was sold again by Crichton. She is now named Odyssea.

Yacht Lady Petra (now Odyssea)

The yacht Lady Petra was built for Frans Heesen and delivered in 2012.


4700 Series

Lady Petra is the eight yacht in the succesfull 47 meter full displacement series. The first yacht in this series was the yacht Yalla, delivered in 2004.


Other yachts in this series are Sirocco, Elandess II, Celestial Hope, Blind Date, 4You and in 2012 Secret was delivered, at the moment the last yacht.



Frans Heesen Yacht

This Lady Petra is the 2nd yacht built for Frans Heesen, he previously owned a 44 meter also named Lady Petra which was delivered in 2009.


He actually planned to order a 37 meter, but before construction started the (partial completed) 44 meter became available.



For Sale

The current Lady Petra was sold early 2017, so maybe Frans Heesen is planning another new yacht. Lady Petra was renamed Como and owned by Neville Crichton. Chrichton sold Como, and she is now named Odyssea.



Charter Yacht Odyssea (ex Lady Petra)

The yacht Como is not available for charter.

Frans Heesen

Who is Frans Heesen? He is the founder of Heesen Yachts.



Frans HeesenPlastic Industry

Frans Heesen started as entrepreneur in industrial plastics with companies as Halcoplast and Kunststoffen Industries Oss.


With his plastic companies he had been building composite yachts for Jaguar Yachts. While he was looking for expansion for his companies,


Frans Heesen came along a bankrupt boat builder and purchased their production site.



Heesen Yachts

This was the basis for Heesen Yachts. The first order was the yacht Amigo for Dutch real estate developer Jo Roelof Zeeman, founder of Zeeman Vastgoed and the stock listed Nieuwe Steen Investments.


In 30 years time Heesen Yachts became one of the most successful super yacht builders in the world.



Famous Yachts

Well known yachts include the 50 knots yacht Octopussy, built for John Staluppi, Honey Money with a Versace interior, Alumercia - an explorer built for Dutch aluminum industrialist Marinus Boers -founder of Boal Aluminium, carrying a Toyota Landcruiser in the lazarette - and Lady Ingeborg, built for Dutch packaging entrepreneur Jan Kelders, founder of the AiroPack Group.



Semi Custom Series

Lady Ingeborg was the start of a series of yachts in the 37 and 44 meters range for which Jan Kelders and Frans Heesen co-owned the intellectual property rights. In 2003 Heesen built another (30 meter) yacht for Jo Roelof Zeeman, also named Amigo.



Frans Heesen Net Worth

In 2008 Frans Heesen sold Heesen Yachts for EUR 175 million (which brings his net worth at more than US$ 200 million) to Russian billionaire Vagit Alekperov, president of Lukoil and owner of the 50 meter Heesen yacht Galactica.



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yacht Lady Petra - Frans Heesen

47 meter motor yacht Lady Petra, built for Heesen Yachts founder Frans Heesen.

Lady Petra in Cannes

Lady Petra in Cannes

yacht owned by Frans Heesen

The yacht was built for Frans Heesen

Heesen Yachts Lady Petra

The 8th yacht in Heesen’s 47 meter displacement series

The Heesen Yacht Amigo, built for Jo Roelof Zeeman

Amigo, built for Jo Roelof Zeeman and delivered in 2003 (photo by G. Van Kesteren)

Heesen 47 meter

Now named Odyssea

Jan Kelders' yacht Lady Ingeborg

Jan Kelders’ yacht Lady Ingeborg

In the bay of Cannes

In the Bay of Cannes

Lady Petra

Lady Petra

Motor yacht Galactica owned by Vagit Alekperov

Vagit Alekperov’s yacht Galactica

Yacht Alumercia, built for Marinus de Boer

Expedition yacht Alumercia, built for Marinus de Boer

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Lady Moura

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Lady Sheridan

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yacht Odyssea (Lady Petra - Como)

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