Project Serena

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Credit: Ruben Griffioen

Heesen joins hull and superstructure of 55m Project Serena

4 May 2023 • Written by Holly Overton


Motor Yacht
Heesen Yachts ·  55 m ·  2025

Dutch shipyard Heesen has joined the steel hull and aluminium superstructure of its 55-metre superyacht Project Serena, bringing the 760GT superyacht another step closer to launch. The yacht's hull was built by Netherlands-based Talsma Shipyard and it arrived in Oss after a two-day, 125-nautical-mile journey across the Netherlands, where it was joined by the superstructure a day later.

Also known as YN 20555, the yacht was sold to an experienced owner in 2022 after beginning construction on speculation. The buyer was introduced by Arcon Yachts in Monaco and the firm is representing the owner throughout the build. 

The yacht will have a number of onboard highlights, including a French balcony attached to the owner's suite
Credit: Ruben Griffioen

Project Serena is the seventh unit in the shipyard's 55-metre Steel series, and the second to be built with a restyled exterior. 

She features a number of styling modifications that set her apart from her sisterships, the likes of Vida and Moskito, which include the removal of the mullions in the saloon and skylounge, as well as concealed crew access to the sundeck and a squared Jacuzzi. Her restyled exterior is the work of Omega Architects.

Scheduled for delivery in 2024, Project Serena will be the eighth unit in the 55 steel series by Heesen
Credit: Ruben Griffioen

Other design adaptations for this new series model include a more aggressive profile, created by using continuous sheets of tinted glass, as well as a French balcony in the owner’s suite.

The new design of this 55 Steel also features extended exterior deck spaces to improve functionality, with additional stairways for increased crew access. Onboard highlights include casual al fresco dining spaces, a sprawling sundeck with a whirlpool and wraparound bar, as well as a vast private apartment for the owner’s suite, outfitted with walk-in wardrobes.

Project Serena is currently scheduled for delivery in the final quarter of 2024.

Luca Dini is responsible for the interiors of the yacht and accommodation is configured with the owner’s cabin on the main deck, a spacious VIP cabin on the wheelhouse deck and four additional guest cabins on the lower deck. The interior decoration is being finalised but she was originally conceived with oak and eucalyptus as the main veneers, Namibian white marble with accents of silver moon, calcite azul and camellia green.

Project Serena is currently scheduled for delivery in the final quarter of 2024. She is one of three 55 Steel models currently in build at the Dutch shipyard alongside sistership Project Apollo.

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