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Heesen Superyacht Project Pollux Sold

2020-10-09By Miranda Blazeby

Dutch yard Heesen has sold the 55 metre superyacht Project Pollux.

It comes after the 55 metre Steel FDHF yacht hit the water at the yard's Oss-based facility in August. The yacht is now undergoing rigorous sea trials in the North Sea and is due for delivery by the end of January 2021. 

Speaking about the sale, chief commercial officer, Mark Cavendish, said: "At a time when social distancing is required and visits to our shipyard are made exceedingly challenging, we believe it is more important than ever for us all to stay connected. 

"That is why at Heesen, we place such significance on creating engaging marketing material as it provides an original opportunity to communicate with our clients, share our news and shipyard developments, and stands us apart as having a real point of difference."


The skylounge

Project Pollux’s exterior design is penned by Frank Laupman’s Omega Architects and features floor to ceiling windows, open bulwarks and “chiselled lines”, the yard said.

The 760GT interior meanwhile is from Bannenberg & Rowell, who acted to a brief calling for "style that combines bold solutions with a casual appeal".

Materials used in the interior include the likes of dark eucalyptus and pale sycamore joinery. Other details include chevron parquet flooring in the main saloon, alongisde "geometric shapes, natural tones and tactile finishes" throughout.

The saloon

The carefully considered layout of Pollux sees the toys and tenders  stored on the foredeck while the beach club and wellness area sit aft close to the water.

Interior social areas are found on the main and bridge deck, while the 100 square metre sun deck provides al fresco relaxation.

The owners suite

Accommodation is for a total of 12 guests, with the 82 square metre owner’s apartment located on the main deck. Decorated in a palette of “taupes, browns and creams”, the master suite includes a his and hers bathroom with a shower and bath tub.

The saloon

The rest of the guest accommodation sits across the bridge and lower decks, with two twins and two doubles on the lower deck and a fifth VIP cabin on the bridge deck.

Power will come from two MTU 8V 4000 M63 diesel engines for a top speed of 15.5 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 13 knots.

The hull and superstructure of Heesen's in-build 55 metre superyacht Project Pollux have been joined

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