Heesen has announced that the hull and superstructure have been joined on its 56-metre (184-foot) superyacht Project Neptune, formerly known as YN18556.
The Dutch yard began construction work in mid-January 2017 and this latest news offers the first look at her stylish exterior lines, designed by UK-based studio H2 Yacht Design.
Project Neptune is a full-custom design with a fast displacement steel hull, developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, and aluminium superstructure. It is the largest yacht currently under construction at Heesen.
She will offer accommodation for up to 12 guests across six staterooms, including an 85 square-metre owner’s suite on the main deck, equipped with its own gym, steam room and office. Four lower-deck double cabins and a bridge deck VIP complete the guest accommodation on board, while the crew quarters can sleep up to 13 staff.
Reymond Langton Design will create Project Neptune’s interior décor, working to a brief that specifies a “rich and refined atmosphere” with “subtle design details”. Key materials include light fiddle-back sycamore combined with pale taupe leathers, bronze inlays and white onyx. The superyacht beach club will boast a fixed 3.5m (11ft) bathing platform finished in teak, with blue backlit panels and bamboo detailing.
She will be powered by a pair of MTU 8V4000 M63 engines for a top speed of 15.5 knots, while cruising at 13 knots will allow for a range of 4,300nm.
For more information, visit Heesen Yachts.