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First look: Heesen superyacht Moskito makes Monaco Yacht Show debut

27 September 2021• Written by Miranda Blazeby

The 55 metre Heesen superyacht Moskito has made its debut at the Monaco Yacht Show following delivery in spring.

Previously known as Project Pollux, the 55 metre Steel FDHF yacht first hit the water at the yard's Oss-based facility in August 2020 and was sold in October. 

Moskito's exterior design penned by Frank Laupman’s Omega Architects is characterised by "shark-tooth" superstructure overhangs and vertical windows. 

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

Speaking about the design, studio co-founder Dickie Bannenberg said: "We've really enjoyed the journey from conception to completion on Moskito, greatly helped by the new owner not only going with every aspect of our original design for Heesen but also asking us to select artwork and books."

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, alongside "geometric shapes, natural tones and tactile finishes" throughout.

The carefully considered layout of Moskito 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.

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 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 comes 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.

Moskito is the second superyacht delivered by Heesen this year so far along with the 50 metre Arkadia (formerly Project Triton). She is available to charter with IYC with charters starting from €350,000 per week.