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Heesen shares build progression of Project Aster

Heesen Yachts has announced that the hull and superstructure of Project YN 18750 were joined together at its shipyard in Oss on Thursday 8th February 2018. 

Known also as Project Aster, YN 18750 is the latest of six yachts in Heesen’s 5000 aluminium class, with design by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. 

Measuring in at 50-metres or 164-feet below 500GT, her semi-displacement hull coupled with two MTU diesel 16V 4000 engines will deliver a top speed of 23 knots and a range of 3,100 nautical miles at 11 knots. 

According to Heesen, Aster “perfectly combines space and performance", with a luxurious interior styled by long-term design partner Cristiano Gatto, recreated by expert craftsmen in Heesen’s Interiors department.

The design celebrates the successful lineage of her foresisters, with interiors including some of their most defining design elements. These include the silver ceiling from Satori – the first in this class; brushed spruce recalls Bannenberg & Rowell designs; and stainless-steel cabinetry inserts from Omega’s signature design details. 

Woven-brocade leather is a new touch introduced by Cristiano, developed in close collaboration with leather supplier Foglizzo ­– a signature of Coco Chanel’s. She also boasts high-gloss lacquered wood with complicated inserts in leather, metal, upholstery and wood. 

A broad variety of further high-end materials and finishes were used to create her timeless interior design, which shies away from over-embellishment to complement her “quiet and serene ambience”. There is a richness and variety of the precious details used within, with Cristiano finding “perfection in simplicity”.

In a recent release, Heesen explained, “Aster’s interior has been perfectly engineered by the shipyard’s technical office, and the production process optimised. Nothing has been left to chance, with the smallest of details fine-tuned and all aesthetic and practical points well conceived over time. From the mounting of panels to the bespoke cabinetry, the execution has been mastered over time, and is now faultless. 

“12 guests will enjoy over 500 square metres of interior space serviced by nine crew. The versatile layout comprises five lower-deck suites, and a master stateroom on the main deck forward, making Project Aster ideal for both charter and private use.” 

Project Aster is currently available and due for delivery in June 2019. 

For more information, visit Heesen Yachts.

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