Published: Thursday, 11 May 2017

Heesen Yachts has sold its YN 18455 Project Antares 55m Fast Displacement motoryacht, which will undergo sea trials in the North Sea before being delivered to her American owners in November 2018. 

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(Image: Hessen Yachts - Project Antares)

Heesen Yachts USA’s Thom Conboy introduced the client to the shipyard. This is the second contract Conboy has facilitated in 2017, and the third since he was appointed as US representative of this Dutch shipyard.

Thanks to her Fast Displacement hull, Project Antares comes with approximately 740GT. Her exterior lines are by Omega Architects, who achieved a balance of indoor and outdoor space that offers the owner and his guests plenty of entertainment space, including a 55sqm beach club.

Twelve guests will be accommodated in six luxurious staterooms, including a full-beam VIP cabin, two twins, two double cabins on the lower deck, and a spacious 80sqm owner’s apartment on the main deck forward.

Italian designer Francesco Paszkowski has created the interior design using Travertino and Calacatta marbles and Alpilignum teak.

Paszkowski said: “The style we have created in collaboration with Margherita Casprini for this new Heesen 55m couples the aesthetics of the most contemporary Italian design with the ingenious engineering typical of this Dutch shipyard, with whom we have been collaborating with great satisfaction for the past few years.

“We played with chiaroscuro, light and shade, choosing fabrics and veneers that create a warm and cosy atmosphere. The design is characterised by geometric elements that are consistently repeated throughout the whole interior and highlight the coherence of the design philosophy, while the combination of wood and reflective elements gives a sense of openness.”

Project Antares’ luxurious interiors are crafted by the carpenters of Heesen Yachts Interiors, which has a total of 80 specialised carpenters.

Thanks to the progressive hull design devised by van Oossanen Naval Architects, Project Antares offers a top speed of 16 knots and frugal fuel consumption coupled with a range of 4,500nm at 13 knots.