Mega Yacht Builder Heesen Sells 50m Project Aster: Dutch manufacturer Heesen Yachts has sold its 50-meter mega yacht Project Aster, with her new owner expected to keep everything “as is,” according to Mark Cavendish, director of sales and marketing. The build is on course for delivery in June 2019.
Project Aster is the third superyacht sold this year by Heesen, following Project Falcon, a 60-meter fully custom steel displacement yacht and Project Cosmos, an 81-meter fast aluminum vessel. The three sales total 190 linear meters and 3,259 GT.
Hull YN18750, as Project Aster is also known, is the seventh iteration of the Heesen 5000 Class, designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. The 5000 Class concept started in 2011 with the delivery of Satori, now Septimus, which won multiple awards. Since then, Heesen has delivered on a year on average.
Heesen is the only shipyard that offers an aluminum mega yacht of the size and speed of the 5000 Class, as most other yards offer boats in steel or fiberglass at displacement speeds, so the line is unique in the market.
Cristiano Gatto designed the sub-500GT interior and drew on previous 500 Aluminum projects for inspiration, including a silver ceiling that was first seen on Satori. Key materials will include brush spruce, stainless steel inserts and woven leather, developed in collaboration with Foglizzo to accomplish a quiet and serene effect. Cristiano has worked with Heesen for five years. Her interior design emphasizes ornate craftsmanship with features such as high gloss lacquered woods and complicated inserts in leather, metal, upholstery and wood.
Accommodation is for 12 guests across six staterooms that include a main deck master suite and five lower deck cabins. Crew quarters will accommodate a staff of nine.
A pair of MTU 16V4000 diesel engines will power Project Aster and have a top speed of 23 knots and a cruising range of 3,100 nautical miles at 11 knots.
Built on speculation, Project Aster follows in the wake of the recently launched mega yacht White and the recently delivered VanTom. Other projects under development at Heesen include the 49.8-meter Project Boreas and the 56-meter Project Neptune, both due for completion in 2019.
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