01 December 2018

Hakvoort Shipyard launches 63m flagship superyacht SCOUT/Hakvoort yard number 249

Dutch shipbuilder Hakvoort Shipyard has successfully launched the yard’s largest project to date: the 63.72-metre explorer yacht SCOUT designed by renowned British design studio, H2 Yacht Design.

Hakvoort Shipyard is pleased to announce the successful launch of its 63.72-metre motor yacht YN249. Known as Project Brio during the build, the highly-anticipated project will cruise as SCOUT upon delivery to her experienced owners in Spring 2019.


Measuring 63.72-metres with a beam of 11.6 metres and a draft of 3.25 metres, SCOUT emerged from the Hakvoort shed in Monnickendam in North Holland on 1st December before being towed to Amsterdam for final completion. Amongst the works that will be completed in the Dutch capital is the installation of her mast, crow’s nest, radars, stabilizers and propellers.

 63M Hakvoort SCOUT launch

Though construction of YN249 originally started under a different name, a change of ownership early on in the build process saw a complete change in direction for the steel and aluminum explorer yacht.  Hakvoort can now reveal that SCOUT features both interior and exterior design by Jonny Horsfield and his talented team at H2 Yacht Design, who worked closely with the owner to ensure the realization of a Dutch-quality new-build project that perfectly fits her owner’s taste and requirements. Diana Yacht Design is responsible for her naval architecture.


Speaking of some of the standout features on board, Jonny Horsfield says: “SCOUT has been an exciting project for the H2 Yacht Design and Hakvoort teams. The owner’s brief called for a rugged explorer style yacht intended to look like a conversion from a commercial vessel. We gave her crisp, distinctive lines and integrated forward sloping windows. We placed the tenders on the bow, leaving them exposed to add to the utilitarian aesthetic.

 63M Hakvoort SCOUT launch

There is a helideck and a forward observation lounge in addition to an expansive sun deck,” Horsfield continues. “It allows unobstructed views fore and aft which will be one of the focal points of living onboard. The whole design process was centered around a romantic idea of original ocean exploration and SCOUT’s design - inside and out - really reflects that. She’s a fantastically unique vessel.”


Powered by twin CATERPILLAR 3512C diesel engines, SCOUT is designed to cruise at 12.5 knots and will be able to reach a top speed of 14.8 knots. Combined with easy technical accessibility and minimum maintenance requirements, an autonomous range of 4,800 nm at 12 knots ensures that she will live up to her ocean-going credentials. Her Lloyds ice classed hull adds to her serious exploration attributes as a go anywhere world cruising yacht.

 63M Hakvoort SCOUT Launch


On board, she accommodates eight guests across four generous staterooms on the main deck, in addition to an impressive owner’s suite that is located on the dedicated owner’s deck above.  The lower deck features the crew accommodations consisting two staff cabins and nine crew cabins. Her captain's cabin is situated on the bridge deck.


Hakvoort Shipyard was introduced to the owners by Stuart Larsen and Josh Gulbranson of FRASER who also organized the owners project team.

 63M Scout Launch_side

The successful launch of SCOUT marks a significant milestone for Hakvoort Shipyard. SCOUT will be the largest vessel in Hakvoort’s fleet upon delivery in a few months’ time, taking the title from the 61-metre motor yacht JUST J’S delivered in 2016.


Further details regarding YN249’s interior design will be revealed at a later date.
SCOUT_design profile


LOA 63.72 m / 209'09" ft.
LWL 59.06 m / 193'76" ft.
Beam overall 11.6 m / 38'06" ft.
Draft 3.25 m / 10'66" ft.
Exterior design H2 Yacht Design
Interior Design H2 Yacht Design
Naval Architecture Diana Yacht Design
Construction Steel hull, aluminium superstructure
Classifications (+) LMC UMS, Ice Class 1D, (+stands for Maltese Cross) LY3
Main engines 2 x CATERPILLAR diesel engines 3512C, MCR of 1174 kW at 1800 rpm
Generators 2 x CATERPILLAR C-18 generators: 275 kW at 1500 rpm
Speed cruising speed 12.5 knots, max speed 14.8 knots
Range 4.800 nm at 12 kts
Fuel capacity 159.000 l / 42.003 gallons
Fresh water capacity 26.000 l / 6.868 gallons