Heesen sells new build Project Antares

Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts has announced the sale of 55m Project Antares to an American client.

Designed as a fast displacement motoryacht, Project Antares features strong exterior lines, created by Omega Architects, and hull design by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Her interior design was completed by Francesco Paszkowski, and features Travertino and Calacatta marbles, along with Alpilgnum teak.

Project Antares is able to accommodate up to 12 guests in six cabins; these include a full-beam VIP suite, two twin and two double cabins on the lower deck. There is also an 80sqm owner’s apartment located forward of the main deck.

Paszkowski said of the design, “The style we have created in collaboration with Margherita Casprini for this new Heesen 55 metre couples the aesthetics of the contemporary Italian design with the ingenious engineering typical of this Dutch shipyard.”

Mark Cavendish, marketing director at Heesen also commented, “One of the most interesting features on the boat will be that she’s being set up to act as a sort of mothership to the owner’s fishing boat – he’s a keen sport fisherman so he wanted a much bigger yacht to base his operations from.

“Also, in the evening, one or two sport fishing boats will be able to lie alongside the Heesen and be fuelled and powered from it so it’s a mothership to a big operation. It’s rather an exciting use for a boat, quite refreshing.”

Project Antares is able to reach a top speed of 16 knots, with a range of 4,500nm when cruising at 13 knots.

She is now due to undergo sea trials in the North Sea, before being delivered to her new owners in November 2018.

For more information, visit Heesen Yachts

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