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Heesen reveals 55m superyacht Project Gemini

2020-11-20By Miranda Blazeby

Dutch yard Heesen is collaborating with Luca Dini Design & Architecture for the first time on the third hull of its 55 metre Steel class series Project Gemini.

The yacht, which features “muscular exterior lines” penned by Frank Laupman’s Omega Architects, is under construction and due to have its hull and superstructure joined in March 2021. It follows the launches of 55 metre Steel class superyachts Solemates and Pollux.

Also known as YN 19755, Project Gemini will boast a “sophisticated interior décor” penned by Dini with a “geometric linear design” running throughout.

Key materials will include Tay wood and natural stone paired with marine leather wall panels and fabric-lined ceilings. The result will be a “zen” atmosphere of “elegant calm”, the yard said.

The 760GT interior boasts over 400 square metres of luxury areas for owners and guests. A total of 12 guests are accommodated in six staterooms, including an 83 square metre full beam owner’s apartment forward of the main deck. Key features include floor to ceiling windows for natural light and far-reaching ocean views, his and hers walk-in wardrobes, a freestanding black bathtub and large shower stall.

The remaining guest accommodation comprises two twins and two doubles on the lower deck and a VIP cabin on the bridge deck.

Elsewhere, Project Gemini features a main saloon with two large bronze-mirrored ceiling panels and large vertical windows. This area also includes a lounge adjacent to the formal dining area for 12.

Toys and tenders will be stored on the foredeck, opening up the lower deck aft to be dedicated to a beach club and wellness area.

Project Gemini will be equipped with plentiful outdoor areas, including a 110 square metre sun deck complete with a Jacuzzi, sunpads and central bar.

Power will come from twin MTU 8V 4000 M63 IMO-Tier III diesel engines for a top speed of 15.5 knots and transatlantic range of 4,500 miles at 13 knots.

Heesen chief commercial officer Mark Cavendish said: “YN 19755 Project Gemini is a wonderful addition to our commercial offer and complements our range of fast-delivery yachts, ideal for those clients who are cash rich and time poor.”

Project Gemini is due for delivery in autumn 2022.

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