Published: Monday, 12 June 2017

Heesen Yachts reported that on May 14 the joining of the hull and superstructure of Project Antares, and the installation of her two MTU 8V4000 M63 engines, took place at the facility in Oss. 

Heesen Project Antares Construction Makes Progress 1

(Photos: Dick Holthius / Heesen Yachts - Project Antares) 

Project Antares is a 55m steel-hulled FDHF vessel that was sold over four weeks ago to an American yachtsman. She will have special features to carry out her role as mothership to the owner’s sport fishing fleet, such as the possibility to re-fuel and re-charge two sport fishing boats, allowing for several days out at sea. 

Moreover, Project Antares boasts a major difference from her  sister ships: an owner’s apartment that is 30 per cent larger, having been extended from 62 to 80sqm. 

Italian designers Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini are working closely with the owner and his team to personalise the interior design of his new 740GT vessel.

Heesen Project Antares Construction Makes Progress

Paszkowski said: “After the meeting with the client – with whom we immediately had good intellectual connection, we are working on the existing interior design to improve the owner’s 80sqm apartment, the lobby and the sky lounge, to fully match his life style and taste. 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 to perfectly craft what we have designed.”

Project Antares has now entered the outfitting phase and will be ready for delivery to her owners in November 2018.