Heesen Yachts has reported the joining of the hull and superstructure of YN 18455, otherwise known as Project Antares. It reports that the yacht’s two MTU 8V4000 M63 engines have also been installed. The announcements come after the sale of the vessel was announced in mid-May.
Project Antares is a 55m steel-hulled FDHF vessel that was sold to an experienced American yachtsman. She will reportedly have special features to carry out her intended role as mothership to the owner’s sport fishing fleet. This includes the possibility to refuel and recharge two sport fishing boats, allowing for several days out at sea.
Moreover, Project Antares boasts a major difference from her sisterships: an owner’s apartment that is 30 per cent larger, having been extended from 62 to 80 sqm.
Italian designers Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini are now working closely with the owner and his team to personalise the interior design.
Paszkowski commented, “After the meeting with the client, with whom we immediately had a good intellectual connection, we are working on the existing interior design to improve the owner’s 80-sqm apartment, the lobby and the sky lounge, to fully match his lifestyle and tastes.
“We are going to propose some layout changes as well as new material and finishes. For the latter we are going to do detailed research into select materials that will add lavish luxury to the interiors. We are confident that the shipyard and their highly talented team from Heesen Yachts Interiors, will be able—once again—to perfectly craft what we have designed.”
Project Antares has now entered the outfitting phase and is scheduled to be ready for delivery to her owners in November 2018.
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