Heesen’s 55m speculation superyacht Project Castor sold!

Laura Nicholls wrote the following for Superyachttimes today.

The latest in Heesen's 55-metre FDHF steel class, Project Castor, has been sold to an experienced American superyacht owner after Rupert Connor from Luxury Yacht Group introduced the client and worked closely with Hessen and Thom Conboy from the shipyard’s US office. Having been built on speculation at Heesen, the Project Castor is due to be delivered during May 2020 after sea trials in the North Sea.

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Heesen Project Castor yacht exterior design Photo: Heesen Yachts

At 760GT, Project Castor is currently the most voluminous 55-metre superyacht from Heesen as part of their commercial strategy to construct yachts on spec in the 50-55 metre range. She is able to accommodate for up to 12 guests across six staterooms.

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Heesen Project Castor yacht exterior design Photo: Heesen Yachts

With a full beam sky lounge for guests to enjoy the bar, cinema area and connecting outdoor areas, the new superyacht has ample features to provide easy access to the ocean. With this in mind, other features include a large fixed swim platform, multifunctional beach club, gym and wellness facilities - all of which are decorated in neutral tones contrasted against accents of colour, smoked oak Chevron parquet flooring and Calacatta and Pietra grey marbles.

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Project Castor hull and superstructure joinedPhoto: Dick Holthuis / Heesen

Powered by two MTU 8V 4000 M63 diesel engines, she will reach a top speed of 15.5 knots and will boast a range of 4,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots. Her performance is enhanced by her FDHF (fast displacement hull form) hull devised by naval architects Van Oossanen.

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Project Castor hull and superstructure joinedPhoto: Dick Holthuis / Heesen
Project Castor’s sister ship, Project Pollux, is in build and available for delivery during autumn 2020.