Hull and superstructure joined on Heesen Project Castor
by Miranda Blazeby
Dutch yard Heesen Yachts has issued a construction update on Project Castor, the fourth hull in the yard’s 55 metre Steel Class series. The yacht has passed a construction milestone after the the hull and superstructure were joined together on November 3 at the yard’s Oss facility.
Due for a Spring 2020 delivery, Project Castor sports exterior design by Omega Architects' Frank Laupman, which has been described as possessing “muscular overtones”.
Key exterior features include vertical floor to ceiling windows in the forward section of the main deck, as well as full height windows in the main saloon and skylounge.
Another notable feature is the “shark tooth” design detail of the wheelhouse overhang.
The 760GT yacht also features a fast displacement hull designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects.
Project Castor sports a number of alterations to the first three 55 metre Steel Class yachts. These include a full beam sky lounge, a larger master stateroom of 73 square metres and larger lower deck suites.
Interior design has been undertaken by Bannenberg & Rowell, the eighth collaboration between the design studio and Dutch yard.
Key interior materials include “signature woods and natural stones” with a “warm colour palette”. Natural light, meanwhile, will flood in “from floor to ceiling windows”.