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Project Antares takes shape at Heesen Yachts

The 55 metre Heesen superyacht Project Antares is taking shape at the Dutch yard, who reports that the steel hull and aluminium superstructure are now joined and the twin MTU 8V4000 M63 engines have been installed.

Sold earlier this year to an experienced American yachtsman, this full displacement yacht features naval architecture by Van Oossanen and exterior styling by long-time yard collaborator Omega Architects, while the interior décor is courtesy of Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini.

As these first in-build photos show, Project Antares features large vertical windows to allow plenty of light into the master suite. The yard explains that she will act as the mothership to the owner’s fleet of sportfish yachts, carrying extra fuel so that the smaller vessels can be topped up when needed.

The accommodation layout of this 740GT yacht has yet to be disclosed, but Heesen revealed that the owner’s cabin has been extended from the original design to measure 80 metres squared. The lobby and the skylounge have also been identified as key areas for customisation to suit the owner’s lifestyle and tastes.

Paszkowski described his relationship with the client as a “good intellectual connection” and added: “We are going to do detailed research into select materials that will add luxury to the interiors.

“We are confident that the shipyard and their highly talented team from Heesen Yachts Interiors, will be able to – once again – perfectly craft what we have designed.”

Project Antares will now begin the internal outfitting phase, ahead of a planned 2018 delivery date. Other superyacht projects under development at the Dutch yard include the 49.8 metre Home, which is currently undergoing sea trials.

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